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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Chateaux de Lastours Reviews
Ayant quelques difficultés pour marcher, nous nous sommes "rabattus" par défaut sur le belvédère, facilement accessible. Certes, on est frustré de ne pas pouvoir se promener parmi les ruines, surtout ... more »Having some difficulty walking, we "folded" by default on the lookout, easily accessible. Of course, we are frustrated not to be able to walk among the ruins, especially for us who, in the past, have visited almost all the Cathar sites, but this lookout allows to have a truly exceptional view of the whole. Home was very friendly by the service employee.
Superbe balade en cette belle journée de Novembre. Un sentier exigeant mais récompensé par de beaux points de vue. A faire absolument ! De plus, l'accès au Belvédère est compris dans les tickets d'acc... more »Great ride on this beautiful November day. A challenging trail but rewarded with beautiful views. To do absolutely! In addition, access to the Belvedere is included in the tickets to the castles - do not forget to pass there.
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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