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The Cathar Citadels

4 days / 3 nights Private Tour 



Price per person from :
2 participants minimum : 1580€


Included in the price:
3 nights in Half-Board accommodation
Private services with transport in executive minivan and qualified English-speaking driver-guide
Visits as mentioned

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How it works


This private escorted tour around the Cathar Citadels is for parties of 2 to 6 people of friends or family that get together. With daily departures, fix your dates for any time of the year and we'll take care of the rest:


Travel in air-conditioned minivan with a qualified, English- or Spanish-  speaking driver-guide with accommodation in carefully selected hotels.


Optional: Should you wish to combine elements of other escorted tours or wine tours with this selection, please do not hesitate to contact us.




This private escorted tour explores the Cathar sect, their lifes, times and final persecution at the hands of the Inquisition. The Cathars were a pious and peaceful movement but were deemed a threat to the established church and to the French throne and so were hounded mercilessly into seeking refuge in some of the most dramatic and spectacular chateaux in the South of France.

Our tour traces the fight of these dissidents with visits of countless medieval castles and fortresses including the world famous old city of Carcassonne; excursions through the Minervois vineyards with wine tastings at Limoux; visits of villages classed among France's "Most beautiful villages" such as visits to Minerve, and guided tours with English explanations as to the religious and historical importance of Catharisme.


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