Nestled at the foot of the Pyrenees, Ariège, this land of resistance, brings together essential places of medieval history: from Foix castle passing through that of Miglos, to arrive at that of Montsegur, the history of each of these citadels cannot leave you indifferent. Between triumphs and massacres on the background of Catharism, the polished stones of these unmissable places bear witness to a rich and astonishing history.
The essentials in Ariège Pyrénées
- Remonter le temps until the XNUMXth century by strolling through the castle of Foix, in the (virtual!) company of Gaston Fébus ou take himself for a mercenary of the count by trying his hand at the Crossbow Foix castle ! The visit takes 4 hours, through the museum area and the castle itself! Ideal for families?
- Follow in the footsteps of the Cathars climbing up Montsegur, at an altitude of 1207m: a mythical name and one of the symbols of the Cathar resistance! The commented visit proposed by Fabrice (from May to September) transported directly to the XNUMXth century. Thrills guaranteed!
- Enjoy the panorama on the Montségur pog since Roquefixade, this seemingly invincible fortress perched on its rock above the village. Free visit, Roquefixade can be visited all year round, it is a timeless site!
- Attend costumed tours of Lagarde Castle, and discover the famous "little ice palace" of the Pyrenees. These costumed tours, only offered in summer, are a must-try with children! ?