Cathar castles Private Guided Tour

Visit the fortified witnesses of a bloody episode in the history of France: the Albigensian Crusades and the war against the Cathars… The Cathar castles Private Guided Tour will help you better understand this conflict, while visiting exceptional fortresses… Your Private Guide, who is local, will share with you the secrets and legends of the visited castles
Cathar castles Private Guided Tour - Lastours © Pinpin

Cathar castles Private Guided Tour : History

Cathar castles” (Châteaux cathares) designate a series of fortresses built by the French kings on the southern border of their kingdom at the end of the Albigensian Crusade. Some of these sites, before the royal period, were fortified villages that sheltered Cathars.

Mainly concentrated in Occitan France around Toulouse, Albi, Carcassonne and Beziers, Catharist religion suffered from 1208 violent repression lead by the French Kings : the Albigensian Crusades.

20 castles and strongholds perched on impressive hilltops are still witnessing this bloody conflict.
Cathar castles Private Guided Tour - Quéribus © Pinpin

Cathar castles Private Guided Tour : take the Tour

Discover Quéribus, Peyrepertuse, Puilaurens, Lastours, but also other lesser known Cathar castles

Your Private Guided Tour takes you to the discovery of the Cathars and their history, not forgetting to share with you the many stories and legends of these lost castles

It is possible to combine this visit with the Private Guided Tour of the medieval city of Carcassonne.
Cathar castles Private Guided Tour - Puilaurens - France History

Cathar castles Private Guided Tour : details

Your Cathar castles Private Guided Tour lasts 2 hours.

If you don’t have your own vehicle, we can also organize transportation with a private limousine or van.

Relax! Your Private Guided Tour is entirely custom-tailored : depending on your requests, we adapt to your wishes, we visit at your own pace, you skip the line and have priority access to monuments.

Save time & money: we complete your Private Guided Tour with recommendations for the best neighboring restaurants, hotels and exhibitions, in order to provide a unique experience.

You are accompanied by an independent local professional guide / or specialist, selected based on his / her interest in History and regional habits.

Cathar castles Private Guided Tour : book now

Each Private Guided Tour is custom-tailored and different : prices start at 259€ per group (up to 4 persons).

Please contact us for booking your Cathar castles Private Guided Tour

…or to offer it to a friend !