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.
Tours to Chateaux de Lastours
Carcassonne and Albi Private Sightseeing Tour from Toulouse BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $1,093
Duration: 8 hours
Day trip with official guide BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $300
Duration: 6 to 8 hours
Chateaux de Lastours reviews
Amazing place with a beautiful view. Easy walk you can do with the entire family. The staff is friendly and the work done in the garden and the path is amazing. I highly recommend more »
I drove up to the belvedere for a birds eye view from the amphitheatre like seating opposite the four Cathar castles on a ridge. These castles held out for many years, resisting sieges in 1209 and... more »
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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