One Day Tour - Castles of Montsegur and Puivert
One day tour with James mcDonald to two of the Aude's most magnificent Castles
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Montségur: The fall of this Montsegur the iconic Cathar Citadel to a crusading army in 1244 following a 10-month siege signalled the end of significant Cathar resistance. In addition to ascending to the castle and a visit to an informative local museum, the tour includes details about the death of over 200 Cathars who were burned alive after refusing to renounce their faith.
The well-preserved castle of Puivert has strong connections to both the Cathars and the Troubadours, sophisticated poet-musicians sang the praises of such innovative themes as courtly love, chivalry and the fundamental equality of all people, regardless of gender or wealth. Our visit illuminates their enduring contributions to regional and European history in spite of the castle’s fall to a crusading army early in the Cathar Crusade.