Discover the enchanting world of the Cathar castles nestled in the breathtaking Pyrenean foothills. Join us on a memorable journey as we walk through history and immerse ourselves in the lore of the Cathars, a heretical sect that thrived in the 12th and 13th centuries. Our expertly planned itinerary will lead us to some of the most romantically sited castles in the world, such as Peyrepertuse, Quéribus, Lastours, and Roquefixade, each with its own fascinating story.
Starting from the charming town of Foix, we'll first explore the imposing Cathar castle that overlooks the town. During our four-night stay here, we'll venture into the surrounding countryside, enjoying picturesque walks around the infamous Montsegur Castle, renowned for its long and bloody history, often linked to the Holy Grail.
Our journey continues to Carcassonne, where the fairy tale-like restored citadel of the old town looms above the city. As we explore Carcassonne's wonders, we'll also visit the impressive Roquefixade Castle and the nearby town of Mirepoix.
One of the highlights of our trip is an excursion south to Quéribus, where we'll embark on a rewarding walk to Peyrepertuse Castle, one of the most dramatic of all the castles. On our way back, we'll visit the mysterious hilltop village of Rennes le Chateau, adding a touch of intrigue to our adventure.
Throughout our time in the French Pyrenean foothills, we'll have private hire transportation with experienced local drivers, ensuring we maximize our walking time and minimize waiting for public buses.
This region is a paradise for walkers, and the added historical significance of the Cathar castles promises a truly unforgettable holiday. Our carefully curated itinerary includes sections of the famous GR 107 Sentier Cathar, making this trip an excellent opportunity to immerse ourselves in both natural beauty and captivating history. Don't miss this chance to embark on a journey of a lifetime! Book your spot now.