Authentic Personalised Tours in the Languedoc, France. A blog bringing news of recreational and educational tours structured around the area's extremely rich and varied history. Each tour focuses on the region's Cathar history but is threaded with delights of life in the Languedoc.
The village of Montaillou was made famous byMontaillou: Village Occitan, 1294-1324, a book that uses inquisitorial records to detail daily life in an early fourteenth century Languedoc village. Because of this classic micro-history by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie we know more about daily life in Montaillou than anywhere else in medieval Europe.
To add a deeper perspective on the incredible events that will be detailed during this and other Cathar Country Tours we recommend a uniquehistorical book that offers a first-hand account of the Inquisition's work in a small mountain village called Montaillou, which we will visit as part of our August 2015 and September 2016 tours. Indeed, it is such an enjoyable and informative read that we can safely recommend it to anybody who has an interest in European Medieval History. Enjoy.
Foix:Dominated by its well-preserved castle, Foix highlights key military and political developments before and during the Cathar Crusade. Built on an earlier 7th Century fortification, the castle became the home of the Counts of Foix, a series of exceptional personalities, including two who became important leaders of the Cathar cause during the crusade.