Come with us and follow a guided tour of the scenic Montsegur castle! After a short hike uphill, you discover the remains of the medieval fortress. You are walking at 1207m above sea level… The views are breathtaking from this rocky peak, which is a true landmark in the Ariegois county landscape. Classified as a “Cathar castle”, this site was the refuge of the Occitan Cathar Church. Your guide will tell you all about the dramatic story of these dissident Christians. And you will find out about all the remains we can see nowadays.
The tour of Montsegur is like a pilgrimage in the footsteps of the Cathars. What did they believe in? how did they live? why did they choose to live in such a remote place? let’s time travel and try to understand these men and women who were sent to the stakes because of their beliefs.
Come with us for an epic tour!
- Historic 2h tour of the castle (without the museum)
- 3h30 tour of the castle and the archaeological museum
Classic tour: 180€ for 2 hours, for groups of 40 people maximum. For more than 40 people, a second guide is necessary (total: 360€). A good physical condition is required. Entrance fees are not included, and will be paid on the spot.
Archaeological tour: 190 euros for 3h30, for groups of 40 people maximum. For more than 40 people, a second guide is necessary (total: 380€). The visit includes the archaeological museum of the village of Montsegur (included with the castle entrance fee). Requires a good physical condition. Entrance fees are not included, and will be paid on the spot.