Château de Coustaussa

Coustaussa, France

The original Château de Coustaussa was built by the Trencavels, Viscounts of the Razès, in the 12th century. It was the stronghold of Cathars until Simon de Montfort and his Crusaders conquered it during the Albigensian Crusade. After the Crusades, the Castle came into the possession of the de Montesquieu family. The present Château was apparently still in good shape until the 19th century, when an enterprising local realised that he could turn a few Francs by stripping out and selling the woodwork.

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D312, Coustaussa, France
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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www.catharcastles.info

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Brigitte Pourquier (2 years ago)
Super visite avec un guide passionné qui n'a pas peur de s'investir pour tenter de faire revivre cet édifice ! Allez le visiter et soutenez leur projet ça vaut vraiment le coup !
Dries Cools (3 years ago)
Got a private guided tour by the caretaker in charge of the restauration. Right now it's all hands on deck to strengthen the ruïne, but they have big plans for the future so I'll definately be returning someday.
Raphael Fabre (3 years ago)
An impressive and fascinating place. An instructive and enriching visit, made with the owner who has the beautiful project of maintaining and restoring it. Better to call ahead just in case. Very beautiful views of the castle are discovered on the path that leads to the village in height
invalidedd yt (4 years ago)
Very nice places
Jean-Patrick Pourtal (4 years ago)
Magnificent place carrying memory. Too bad it has not been restored like all the other "Cathar" castles in the region.
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