Chateaux de Lastours, Lastours

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Chateaux de Lastours are four related castles on a rocky spur overlooking a village and surrounding valleys and rivers. The French Ministry of Culture listed this as a historic monument, and archaeological digs are still being conducted here. Cabaret castle is the primary citadel of the group. You can view a polygonal keep, a tower, ramparts with a round walk, and a crenellated wall constructed with irregular material. Tour Régine is the smallest of the fortresses, and you'll notice that its curtain wall has collapsed. This three-story tower flanked by a spiral staircase was built primarily with white limestone. Surdespine is the least-preserved of the four castles. It features a square tower, rectangular curtain wall, semicircular arched windows, and defensive "murder holes." The Quertinheux Castle has a circular tower and a polygonal curtain wall. Use our Lastours trip maker to add Chateaux de Lastours and other attractions to your Lastours vacation plans.
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  • The Romans mined tin and gold here. On top of a rocky outcrop are the ruins of the four castles of Lastours, built in the 12th and 13th centuries and destroyed under the Crusades. The four residences ...  more »
  • There are many Catalysis castle ruins around Carcassonne, but it is inconvenient if there are no cars in the suburbs. This time, i was incorporated into the tour sightseeing with Minerbu village. From the observatory, you can see four old citadels. The crusade and Catalan battle that actually existed 700 years ago. I was able to catch a glimpse of the dark pages of history that are not talked about.
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  • It's quite a walk up and the only way to get to them is through the old textile factory, paying 7€/person. Definitely worth it though. Gorgeous views and four castles' remains on the hills.
  • Lovely ruins to visit. I did all 4 castles and followed the new path back. Beautiful sights. 2 hour trip with a lot of uneven steps. Not very hard but not suited for small kids or people who can't endure a bit of physical activity. Worth the effort. Bring your own drink and snacks.
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