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Chateaux de Lastours

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Address: 22 route des 4 Chateaux | N 43.334219 - E 2.377995, 11600 Lastours, France
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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4 old ruins on top of the hill. Great view and lost of wind! :) An old cave and 4 towers to climb on the will where great. Make sure take water with you, you need to start all the... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2016
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

4 old ruins on top of the hill. Great view and lost of wind! :) An old cave and 4 towers to climb on the will where great. Make sure take water with you, you need to start all the way at the bottum.

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Chateaux Lastou... L, Responsable relations clients at Chateaux de Lastours, responded to this review

Thank you M David yes it's better with a little bottle water to clim see you again in Aude Best regards Thérèse More 

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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

This was well worth the 25minute drive from Carcassonne. If you have half a day spare this is an essential part of the French Cathar experience. Some words of warning. Parts of the ascent are risky. This is not suitable for children with poor danger sense. Very young children and the very elderly will tire from the ascent and un... More 

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Chateaux Lastou... L, Responsable relations clients at Chateaux de Lastours, responded to this review

Hello Mister, thank you for your kindly message it's allways good to expalin on the other one your expérience. we hope to see you again in the Aude. Thérèse More 

Madrid, Spain
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 August 2016

amazing walk, but not for everyone. It takes more or less 2 hours, not easy for everyone to walk to the top of each castle but highly recommended

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Chateaux Lastou... L, Responsable relations clients at Chateaux de Lastours, responded to this review

Dear Miss or Mister Thank you for your kindly message; we hope to see you again in the Aude Best regards Thérèse More 

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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Nice hike. Did it with my 5 year old son and he climbed with ease. The medieval village is not much too see, so didn't go down and up. It is a 1.5 hour excursion. Afterwards had nice lunch in the village.

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Chateaux Lastou... L, Responsable relations clients at Chateaux de Lastours, responded to this review

Hello Miss Remco, thank you for you rnice message , we know that the childs like this hike, theire are in theire dreams of castles. see you again in d'Aude Thérèse More 

yukon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

These tours are really worth seeing. The walk up to the tours is not easy though - so probably not great for people with mobility issues. The view at the top if fantastic, and it is great to climb around the ruins. Just a word of caution to people with kids - there are not really that many safety features... More 

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Chateaux Lastou... L, Responsable relations clients at Chateaux de Lastours, responded to this review

Thank you for your message. for people with mobility issues or disable we have the Belvéèdre a panoramic view on the other side of the hill. see you again in d'Aude Thérèse More 

France
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219 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

This is a wonderful site and a ‘must see’ for anyone visiting the area. There are a lot of steps and the visit to the site is not for the infirm or very unfit. However, the belvédère (view-point) is easily accessible and provides a dramatic view of the four towers. RECOMMENDATION: Visit the belvédère first. The view is very impactive... More 

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Thank you Steve for this kindly message, you are the best ambassador when can have. see you again in Lastours best regards Thérèse More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

You can hike (it takes about 1 to 2 hours) or you can go by car to Belvedere for a panorama view of the four ruined castles (Cathar Castles).

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Chateaux Lastou... L, Responsable relations clients at Chateaux de Lastours, responded to this review

Dear Maria Thank you for your message , we hope to see you again. best regards Thérèse More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

We walked the steep inclines to each of the 4 castles (the 4th one Cabaret was closed for restoration and has scaffolding on the tower). The paths and walkways are better kept than some of the previous castles we have visited and were much easier to navigate. The third castle Tour Regine has wooden steps inside that you can climb... More 

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Chateaux Lastou... L, Responsable relations clients at Chateaux de Lastours, responded to this review

Thank you Mister Andrew for you message so kindly. we hope to see you again and why not with friends of you. best regards Thérèse More 

Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Like many others I did not make it to the top due to the steep climb. However there is a splendid view from a purpose built view point a fairly short drive away that is well worth the effort as the views on a clear sunny day are amazing

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Chateaux Lastou... L, Responsable relations clients at Chateaux de Lastours, responded to this review

Dear Mister Roy, Thank you for your message, it's true the vieuw point on the Belvédère is just amassing. And really easy ther to walk. best regards Thérèse More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Religious intolerance drove the Cathars to build these mountain peak chateaux. There remnants speak today of the need for tolerance. Their setting is just astonishing. One can have a good hike from peak to peak or view them from the belvedere across the valley.

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Chateaux Lastou... L, Responsable relations publiques at Chateaux de Lastours, responded to this review

Thank you soo much for your commentary see you again best regards Thérèse More 

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