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A visit to a castle — whether you stumble over one during a hike outdoors or walk your way around the grounds with a guide — is always something special, and you’ve got 15 beautiful castles to choose from in Occitania. Just browse our list to find your top castle , and add some history to your next adventure!

The top 15 castles in Occitania

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    1

    Château de Rocamadour

    Hiking Highlight

    On the "second level" of Rocamadour there are seven churches: the most important is the Lady Chapel of Our Lady of Rocamadour, which stands above the crypt of St. Amadour. …

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    Loubressac

    Hiking Highlight

    The townscape of Loubressac, which in its entirety looks medieval and idyllic, has changed somewhat in recent years due to a few new buildings, but all new buildings have been …

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    3

    Chateau Royal - Collioure

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The castle was built between 1242 and 1280. The King Pierre d'Aragon, Peter the Catholic, entrusted this construction project to the Templars and thus Foulques de Montpezat, the commander of …

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    4

    Good example of a fortified medieval four-sided farmer castle. The city website has a few more details:
    Ce quadrilatère aux courtines autrefois crénelées, flanqué de quatre tours d’angle est un …

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    Château de Roquefixade

    Hiking Highlight

    The castle can be visited for free. However, the main part is temporarily closed due to renovations.
    Also, the view is worth a visit.

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    6

    Château Comtal

    Hiking Highlight

    The castle in the castle - this part of the fortified old town is chargeable - access via the narrow stone bridge.

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    Jochen
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    7

    The name "Aigues-Mortes" essentially means "dead water" and is probably due to the original location of the small town, which was conceived in the 13th century as a port city. …

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    8

    Padern

    Road Cycling Highlight

    The area is a dream for road cyclists, little traffic and a beautiful and varied landscape. However, it blows or storms here at the feet of the Pyrenees regularly and vigorously, which can be a real obstacle.

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    Saint-Julien-d'Arpaon is a small village on the southern edge of the Cévennes. It lies in the valley of the Mimente, a tributary of the Tarn. The commune is home to …

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    10

    Château de Peyrelade

    Hiking Highlight

    Opening:
    May and June: open weekends and public holidays from 10.30am to 5.30pm
    From 13 June to 30 June and from 1 to 20 September: open from 10.30 am to …

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    11

    Montdardier

    Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

    Nice climb, good to drive, low traffic, scenic.
    The street is very old, Romans and Knights Templar were already on the way here.
    On the way up you have time …

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    12

    Chateau de Leucate

    Hiking Highlight

    The Chateau de Leucate is an old castle ruin that is still used today for concerts or other cultural and private events.

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    Musée Albert Dubout

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Remarkable museum housed in a tower about the French poster artist and cartoonist Albert Dubout.

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    Tobias
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    Château de Cabrerets

    Hiking Highlight

    Small place below large rock walls with a castle. On the river bank is a beach with a slide for canoes (and people).

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    Château du Roi René

    Hiking Highlight

    It was the site of a castle that was first built by Charles of Anjou, Count of Provence and brother of St. Louis, King of France, in the middle of …

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