Chateau de Queribus


On the southern threshold of the Cathar Country, the area of Queribus allows a breathtaking view of the Pyrenees all the way down to the Mediterranean coast.
Subsequently it became an outpost on the border between France and Spain until the 17th Century, at which point it lost its strategic value.

Watching over the region since the 11th Century, Queribus was the last fortress to fall at the end of the Albi Crusade in 1255.The castle is remarkably intact, many signs of everyday life is still visible: a cisterm with its original mortar rendering, living quarters, fireplaces etc.

The castle’s dungeon is a curiosity because of its finely assembled cross-vaults standing on a massive off-centred cylindrical pillar.

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