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CHÂTEAU DE PUILAURENS

Castles and defences ,  Castle at Puilaurens
From :  7 Full-fare
  • 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...
    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
    • English
  • Documentation
  • Accepted customers
    • Individuals
    • Groups
Services
  • Services
    • Wifi internet access
    • Boutique
    • Animals accepted
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  • Carte Bleue/Credit card
  • Cheques and giro cheques
  • Holiday cheques
  • Cash
  • Eurocard - Mastercard
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  • Rates
  • Standard rate - adult full price
    From 7 €
  • Child rate
    From 4 €
  • Adult group
    From 4 €
  • Children's group
    From 3 €
  • Children's group
    From 3 €
Openings
  • From March 28, 2020
    until April 30, 2020
  • From May 25, 2020
    until June 30, 2020
  • From July 1, 2020
    until August 31, 2020
  • From September 1, 2020
    until September 30, 2020
  • From October 1, 2020
    until November 15, 2020
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