CHÂTEAU DE PUILAURENS

PUILAURENS

Château de Puilaurens - Pays Cathare, 21 sites d'exception_MG_4894-Panorama-Modifierchateau tourin_MG_5052-HDR

Description

A strategic site, perched at 697-metres on Mount Ardu, Château de Puilaurens stands on a rocky spur overlooking the village surrounded by a forest of firs. France’s southernmost fortress prevented access to the Fenouillèdes for 4 centuries. It is a unique example of fortifications commanded by a central stronghold, the Cité de Carcassonne to defend a territory and the border with the kingdom of Aragon in the 13th century. The construction of the fortress on this steep site demonstrates great architectural prowess. It is an impressive visual landmark in a remarkable and preserved landscape.
The first stones can be seen from the entrance! At the end of the path stands an impressive winding staircase, then the entrance door to the castle. After passing the murder hole, the main courtyard is revealed The surrounding wall with niches and towers open over the gorge are steeped in history.
Last admission 20 minutes before closing.

Spoken languages : German, English, Spanish

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Opening

From July 1, 2022 to August 31, 2022

Monday
09:00 à 19:00
Tuesday
09:00 à 19:00
Wednesday
09:00 à 19:00
Thursday
09:00 à 19:00
Friday
09:00 à 19:00
Saturday
09:00 à 19:00
Sunday
09:00 à 19:00

From September 1, 2022 to September 30, 2022

Monday
10:00 à 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 à 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 à 18:00
Thursday
10:00 à 18:00
Friday
10:00 à 18:00
Saturday
10:00 à 18:00
Sunday
10:00 à 18:00

From October 1, 2022 to November 13, 2022

Monday
10:00 à 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 à 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 à 17:00
Thursday
10:00 à 17:00
Friday
10:00 à 17:00
Saturday
10:00 à 17:00
Sunday
10:00 à 17:00

Prices

  • Adult full rate : 7,00€
  • Rate for children : 4,00€
  • Group rate/adult : from 6,00€ to 8,00€
  • Group rate/child : from 3,00€
  • Adult full rate : 9,00€
  • Rate for children : 5,00€

Payment

  • Credit card
  • Cheques and postal orders (F)
  • Holiday vouchers (F)
  • Cash
  • Eurocard – Mastercard
  • Money transfers
  • Visa

Equipement & services

  • Workshop for children
  • WiFi Access
  • Shop

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Location

Route du château
11140 PUILAURENS
Lat. 42° 48′ 13.91″ – Lon. 2° 17′ 45.14″

Route & access

Nearby