Château de Quéribus, Cucugnan, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

The Château de Quéribus is one of the famous ‘cathar castles’ of southern France, situated in Cucugnan in the Aude department of the Languedoc-Roussillon region. One of the most visited and most dramatically located of the cathar castles, the Chateau de Quéribus stands high on a rocky ridge at 728 metres altitude.

With its origins in the 10th or 11th century it is easy to see why this location was chosen for a castle: the position appears more or less impregnable and the views across the surrounding region allow surveillance of a very large area of land.

The Château de Quéribus was originally a possession of Barcelona before it as transferred to Aragon and then later to Narbonne at the end of the 12th century, shortly before the crusade against the cathars began.

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