Château de Montségur
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Château de Montségur

Château de Montségur - Montségur - Ariege

Château de Montségur - Montségur - Ariege

Château de Montségur - Montségur - Ariege

Château de Montségur - Montségur - Ariege

Château de Montségur - Montségur - Ariege

Château de Montségur - Montségur - Ariege
 
Château de Montségur - Montségur - Ariege

The Château de Montségur is probably the best known of all Cathar Castles. It is famous as the last Cathar stronghold, which fell after a 10 month siege in 1244. A field below the hill-top castle is reputed to be the site where over 200 Cathars were burned alive, having refused to renounce their faith...

A building on this site sheltered a community of Cathar women at the end of the twelfth century.
Château de Montségur - Montségur - Ariege
Early in the thirteenth, Ramon de Pereille the co-seigneur and Chatelaine, was asked to make it defensible, anticipating the problems to come.

The museum is located in the village (town hall building), about 1.5 km from the castle car park. Bus parking at the southern exit of the village (direction Bélesta).

A visit to the museum takes 20 minutes to 60 minutes, depending on the centers of interest of the visitors.
It is obvious that if the group is made up of, for example, historians, teachers, archaeologists, the visit will in principle require more time.
  The site is spectacular, and well worth a visit. There are guided tours from February to December.

By visiting the castle of Montsegur (over 100,000 visitors annually), you will receive all the pathos that emanates from the site when trying to imagine what could have been during the winter 1243-1244, the seat of the "citadel of dizzy."

How, for 400 people dug, living conditions, already austere in normal times, were made even harder by the isolation resulting from the long siege of 10 months. You will have a thought for the 220 Cathars who, unwilling to renounce their faith, chose to die and mount them on the bonfire below the castle, a March 16, 1244. Rang and announced the end of Catharism...
Château de Montségur - Montségur - Ariege
Montsegur but it is also a historical and archaeological museum (33 900 visitors in 2002). You will discover, through thousands of exhibits, how the people lived in the castle and the castrum in the Middle Ages: tools, fittings, ornaments, weapons, dice...

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Château de Montségur - Montségur - Ariege

Château de Montségur - Montségur - Ariege


Château de Montségur - Montségur - Ariege

Château de Montségur - Montségur - Ariege

Château de Montségur - Montségur - Ariege
  Opening Château de Montségur:  

- February: Every day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed in case of very bad weather conditions)
- March: Every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- April: Every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- May - June: Every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ( guided tours at no extra charge on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.)
- July - August: Every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (guided tours at no extra charge every day at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4.30 p.m.)
- September: Every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (guided tours at no extra charge on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.)
- October: Every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- November: Every day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- December: Every day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed in case of very bad weather conditions).
- For guided tours (approximately one hour), except those indicated on the days and times above, they are possible all year round, by reservation and for groups of 20 people and more.

Opening Musée de Montségur:

- January - February: Closed
- March: Wednesday to Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- April: Wednesday to Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- May - June: Wednesday to Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- July - August: Wednesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- September: Wednesday to Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- October: Tuesday to Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- November - December: Closed
 
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Equipments and Services:
 
  * Pedagogical visits
* Individual guided tours
* Unguided group visits
* Group guided tours
* Pets allowed
* Unguided group visits
* Parking
* Groups Accepted
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Château de Montségur
 
Leisure - Museum - Castle - Abbey
 
Château de Montségur
09300 MONTSEGUR
 
Phone +33 5.61.01.06.94

Email -
guide.montsegur@wanadoo.fr

Website -
www.montsegur.fr

Rates, Methods of payment -
Château de Montségur:

Adults: 5.50 €
Children: 3.00 €

Musée de Montségur:
Adults: 2.50 €
Children: 1.50 €
 
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