Château de Puivert
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Château de Puivert

Château de Puivert - Puivert

Château de Puivert - Puivert

Château de Puivert - Puivert

Château de Puivert - Puivert

Château de Puivert - Puivert
 
Château de Puivert - Puivert

Puivert Castle, locally known as Château de Puivert, lies near the village with the same name, west of the town of Quillan in the Languedoc-Roussillion region in France.

Of all the Cathares castles, Puivert Castle certainly is one of the best preserved. It was built in the 14th century.
Château de Puivert - Puivert
With its 35 meters high keep in which four splendid rooms are superimposed, its 6 towers incorporated in its enclosure wall, this castle dominates the old glacial lake of Puivert below. One of the rooms in the keep has very nice carvings of 8 characters with medieval musical instruments on its walls.
You can climb to the top of the keep which offers a great view on the Quercorb plain to north, to the west of Montségur Castle with the summits of the Pyrenees behind it and to the east of the peak of Bugarach...
  The castle, 600 meters (1970 feet) above sea level, is sited on a green hill top (Puig-Vert). Perhaps the significance of the name is that most castles in the area are not on green hill tops, but rocky mountain tops.

At the start of the Wars against the Cathars, the so-called Albigensian Crusade, Puivert's seigneur was Bernard de Congost. His wife Alpaïs had become a Parfaite before her death just a year earlier in 1208.
Château de Puivert - Puivert
In November 1210 the Castle was besieged (just after the fall of Termes) by Simon de Montfort, and fell after three days. The dispossessed Congost family carried on the fight against the invaders.

The castle was classified as an Historic Monument (Monument historique) in 1907...

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Château de Puivert - Puivert

Château de Puivert - Puivert

Château de Puivert - Puivert


Château de Puivert - Puivert
  Opening Château de Puivert:  

- December 15th to Easter weekend: every day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
- (closed in all areas on Saturdays outside school holidays).
- From Easter weekend to November 15: every day from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
- Annual closure: November 15th to December 20th
 
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Equipments and Services:
 
  * Bar
* Individual guided tours
* Unguided group visits
* Group guided tours
* Individual guided tours
* Unguided group visits
* Group guided tours
  Sightseeing
 
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- Rennes le Château
- Château de Puilaurens
- Château de Puivert
- Château de Montségur
- Le Château d'Arques
- Château Villerouge-Termenès
- Saint Hilaire
- Forteresse de Salses
- Les Quatre Châteaux de Lastours
- Château Féodal de Fitou
- L'Abbaye de Villelongue (Abbaye Cistercienne)
- Abbaye de Fontfroide
- L'Abbaye de Saint-Papoul
- Abbaye de Saint-Polycarpe
- Carcassonne, 'La Cité'
- Château Chalabre
- Château d'Aguilar
- Château d'Usson
- Château de Quéribus
- Château de Termes
- Château et Remparts de la Cité de Carcassonne
- Carcassonne, Le Pont Vieux
- Lagrasse
- Carcassonne, la Bastide Saint-Louis
- Caunes-Minervois
- Grotte de Limousis
- Le Gouffre Géant de Cabrespine
- Gorges de Caune-Pont (Gorges de Coynepont)
- Gorges de Gouleyrous
- Gorges de Padern
- Gorges de Pierre Lys
- Gorges du Congoust
- Gorges du Termenet
- Gorges du Torgan
- Gorges du Verdouble et le Moulin de Ribaute
- Grotte de Fontrabiouse
- Grotte de l'Aguzou
- Grottes des Grandes Canalettes
- Les Gorges de Galamus - Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet
- Pont de Ribaute
- Rivière de St Laurent de la Cabrerisse
- Bulles et Lumières - Maison Guinot - Limoux
- Cathédrale Saint-Just et Saint-Pasteur - Narbonne
- Corbières
- Pyreneeën
- Sidobre
- Terra Vinea - Portel-des-Corbières
- La Réserve Africaine de Sigean
- Musée de l'Abbé Saunière - Rennes-le-Château
- Saissac
- Montagne Noire (Black Mountains)
- Ille-sur-Têt - Les Orgues
- La Curiosité de Lauriole
- Les 9 Écluses de Fonséranes - Béziers
- Eburomagus - la Maison de l'Archéologie - Bram
- Le Jardin Botanique de Foncaude - Feuilla
- Le Labyrinthe des Vignes - Arzens
- Le Petit Train de la Cité de Carcassonne
- Le Petit Train de Narbonne
- Le Sentier Sculpturel de Mayronnes
- Les Calèches de la Cité de Carcassonne
- Les Papillons d'Amarante - Lesparrou
- Moulin d'Omer - Les Maîtres de mon Moulin - Cucugnan
- Musée Archéologique de Peyriac-de-Mer
- Musée de l'Abbé Saunière - Rennes-le-Château
- Musée de l'Ecole - Carcassonne
- Musée de la Chapellerie, Espéraza
- Musée de Paléontologie de Villeneuve-Minervois
- Musée de Préhistoire de Tautavel
- Musée des Arts et Métiers du Livre - Montolieu
- Musée des Automates - Limoux
- Musée des Beaux-Arts - Carcassonne
- Musée des Corbières - Sigean
- Musée des Dinosaures d'Espéraza
- Musée des Potiers Gallo-Romains d'Amphoralis
- Musée du Catharisme - Maison des Mémoires de Mazamet
- Musée du Quercorb - Puivert
- Musée du Verre de Sorèze
- Musée du Vieux Sallèles - Sallèles d'Aude
- Musée Hurepel de Minerve
- Musée Lapidaire - Narbonne
- Musée Mémoires du Moyen-Age - Carcassonne
- Musée National 'Ensérune - Nissan-lez-Ensérune
- Musée Petiet - Limoux
- Maison Déodat Roché - Arques
- Maison de la Truffe - Villeneuve-Minervois
- Maison Natale de Charles Trenet - Narbonne
- Maison des Mémoires - Maison Joë Bousquet - Varcassonne
- Moulin Bénazeth - Moulin à Vent - Villeneuve-Minervois
- Musée & Jardins du Canal du Midi - Revel
- Musée 1900 - Lagrasse
- Musée Archéologique de Narbonne
- Musée Archéologique du Lauragais - Castelnaudary
- Musée d'Art et d'Histoire - Narbonne
- Musée d'art moderne de Céret
- Musée d'Art Moderne Fonds Peské - Collioure
 

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Château de Puivert
 
Leisure - Museum - Castle - Abbey
 
Château de Puivert
11230 PUIVERT
 
Phone +33 4.68.20.81.52

Email -
infos@chateau-de-puivert.com

Website -
www.chateau-de-puivert.com

Rates, Methods of payment -
Adults: 7.00 €
Children: 5.00 €
 
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