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Chateau de Saissac, Saissac

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Castle · Tourist Spot
The Château de Saissac is a ruined castle, one of the so-called Cathar castles, in the southernmost tip of the commune of Saissac in the Aude département in the north-west of Carcassonne, France. It was once the residence of the powerful vassal family of Trencavel. Today the ruins are protected as official historical monuments of France (French: monument historique).

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  • Magnificent castle beautiful landscape interesting town great way to get away from the heat and tourists The ruins are amazing and off the beaten path Nice to walk around the village but wear...  more »
  • This was much more interesting and informative than expected. Obviously, most of what's left of the castle are ruins, but they still give a good impression of what it must have been like back in the.....  more »
  • This is a partially ruined castle with a small exhibition of interesting local history. The video gives context to the fight between Cathars and the French crown. Very reasonably priced.
  • Interesting Catar castle ruin. We parked in village and walked down through the old streets. Castle was interesting and is on multiple levels which could cause issues if you are less than 100% mobile. Great views over the valley. There was an interesting art exhibition when we were there. The walk back up was quite challenging but all in all worth the effort. Also visited the church at the entrance to the castle (only pics to hand)

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