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Chateau d'Arques, Arques

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Castle · Tourist Spot
The Château d'Arques (Languedocien: Castèl d’Arcas) is a ruined 14th-century castle in the commune of Arques in the Aude département of France. It is one of the so-called Cathar castles.
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  • Now this castle, or the keep is all that is left, is not really related to the Cathars, but it is an elegant tower. I climbed to the top through three floors and throughly enjoyed myself. The young...  more »
  • The ticketing young lady does not deserve the job: on the 26/09 morning: no hello, no direction, no smile, did not mention access to local museum as part of the deal( so we missed it) was more...  more »
  • Nice little castle. Unfortunately we arrived when the gate was closed, so I have no information on the inside. Looking at the signs outside, the castle is used for regional medieval fairs.
  • We liked it very much as we are interested in history and such visits but others maybe a bit disappointed. There is not much to visit except the donjion which you can climb and it has three floors with great views over the lovely surrounding countryside. There is one other small building /room you can visit located on the exterior walls. Steeped in 1000 years of history it is an important part of the local history. However the visit won't take long. The buildings are inhabited by bat's which adds to authenticity but some may not be keen on the flying bat's and their droppings.

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