Puilaurens Castle

Puilaurens Castle

Puilaurens castle is one of the most impressive in the Cathar region and is a short drive away from Axat and the river Aude.

It continued to be a refuge for the Cathars even after the massacre at Montsegur up until 1250. In 1255 the French king ordered that Puilaurens castle be fortified as a frontier citadel, and it became the strongest bastion facing Spain in France and the Pyrenees.

It is approximately 30 minutes drive from the self catering apartments in Couiza.


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