Château de Puilaurens
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Château de Puilaurens

Château de Puilaurens - Lapradelle-Puilaurens

Château de Puilaurens - Lapradelle-Puilaurens

Château de Puilaurens - Lapradelle-Puilaurens


Château de Puilaurens - Lapradelle-Puilaurens
 
Château de Puilaurens - Lapradelle-Puilaurens

The castle of Puilaurens (also written Puylaurens) is mentioned for the first time early in the XIIIth century.
It was a shelter for cathar people from 1241 to 1246. The date of its surrender to the royal troops is not known precisely, probably around 1250.
Château de Puilaurens - Lapradelle-Puilaurens
As several other castles around, it was integrated by the King Saint Louis in the defensive plan of the border with the Aragon Kingdom. After the treaty of the Pyrenees in 1659, that has fixed definitively the border, the castle was downgraded and have been occupied by only a little garrison.
This castle is located at an altitude of almost 700 metres and overlooks the village of Lapradelle, in the midst of a pine forest.  Access is via a pathway with chicanes preceded by a barbican...
  Specialities

Puilaurens castle is one of the most impressive in the Cathar region and is a short drive away from Axat and the river Aude. It continued to be a refuge for the Cathars even after the massacre at Montsegur up until 1250.

In 1255 the French king ordered that Puilaurens castle be fortified as a frontier citadel, and it became the strongest bastion facing Spain in France and the Pyrenees.

From Quillan, the road runs south through the incredibly narrow défilé de Pierre-Lys to the Pont d'Aliès before swinging 17km east to the village of Lapradelle and the first of the castles, the Château de Puilaurens.

You can either drive up or there's a shorter and fairly gentle path from the hamlet of PUILAURENS. The castle is perched on top of a high, wooded hill at 700m, its fine crenellated walls built around the very top of the rock outcrops...

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Château de Puilaurens - Lapradelle-Puilaurens

Château de Puilaurens - Lapradelle-Puilaurens

Château de Puilaurens - Lapradelle-Puilaurens
  Opening Château de Puilaurens - Lapradelle-Puilaurens:  

- 01 february to 31 march - From 10:00 to 17:00
- Closed day(s): Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday
- 01 april to 30 april - From 10:00 to 17:00
- 01 may to 31 may - From 10:00 to 18:00
- 01 june to 30 june - From 10:00 to 19:00
- 01 july to 31 august - From 09:00 to 20:00
- 01 september to 30 september - From 10:00 to 19:00
- 01 october to 15 november - From 10:00 to 17:00
 
Qualité Sud de France La Région Languedoc-Roussillon Le Pays Cathare Qualité Tourisme Aude Tourisme

Equipments and Services:
 
  * Shop
* Disabled reception
* Unguided group visits
* Group guided tours
* Pets allowed
* Unguided group visits
* Parking
* Groups Accepted
  Sightseeing
 
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Château de Puilaurens
 
Leisure - Museum - Castle - Abbey
 
Château de Puilaurens
11140 PUILAURENS
 
Phone +33 4.68.20.65.26
Fax +33 4.68.20.65.26

Email -
chateau.puilaurens@orange.fr

Website -
www.payscathare.org

Rates, Methods of payment -
Adults: 4.00 €
Children: 2.00 €
 
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Bike friendlyParkingDogs allowed
 
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