Full week inclusive tour of Cathar Country in the French Languedoc

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6 days
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Why take this tour?

Small groups led by a Cathar expert - historian and author James McDonald. You will visit sites associated with the Cathars and learn about their origins, beliefs and history. One minute you will be noting the spot where a Crusade leader fell, and the next immersed in the grand sweep of European history. James brings to life the medieval personalities - Saint Dominic, the man behind the founding of the first papal Inquisition; the ambitious Simon de Montfort; the tragic Raymond-Roger Trencavel; the irrepressible Count of Foix, and many others.    You simply will not find either this depth of knowledge or this breadth of knowledge about Catharism anywhere else. Our tours are all in English. They are not scripted and unlimited time is always allowed for questions.

What’s included?

  • Lunch

  • Accommodation and breakfast x 5

  • Local taxes

  • Historical expert, dedicated driver and air-conditioned minivan

  • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Termes

  • Entry/Admission - Donjon D'arques

  • Entry/Admission - Abbaye de Fontfroide

  • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Montsegur

  • Entry/Admission - Château de Puivert

  • Entry/Admission - Chateau de Foix

  • Supper each day

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  • Duration: 6 days

  • Mobile tickets accepted

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Cancellation Policy

    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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Cathar Country Tours

About operator:

Cathar Country Tours offers a unique top-of-the-range experience of the Languedoc’s historical treasures, focused on the rich history of the Cathars. Your guide, the historian and author James McDonald, is an expert on all aspects of Catharism and has lived in the region since 1997. His wit and erudition make complex histories accessible and he consistently receives five-star reviews. Tours are in English and range from one to six days, and include private tours as well as scheduled tours. These tours offer an holistic experience, encompassing stimulating and enthralling talks, wonderful conversation, delicious local food and wine, and enchanting scenery.

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