Photo Friday: Peyrepertuse

Peyrepertuse

Peyrepertuse, meaning "pierced rock"

The ruins of Peyrepertuse include a castle and fortress in the French Pyrenees, in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. The “Cathar castles” such as Carcassone, Queribus, Peyrepertuse, and a dozen or so others were a collection of fortifications and castles used as a refuge by the heretical Cathar sect during the Albigensian Crusade of the early 1200s. As the Cathars used these castles for hiding and protection, most of them are set high in the mountains, with glorious views, treacherous staircases, and rigorous ascents.

This post is a part of Delicious Baby‘s Photo Friday roundup. Thanks for joining us!

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6 Responses to Photo Friday: Peyrepertuse

  1. Wanderluster says:

    Oh My! This is a now a must-see on my travel list.

  2. I’m such a sucker for ruins. 🙂
    These look like they’d be very fun to explore!

  3. Dominique says:

    Amazing view! It would be fascinating to learn how folks managed to build such huge castles in such a hard-to-access place.

  4. Kerry says:

    imaging what it was like to *build* this…

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