The Château de Puivert (Languedocien: Castèl de Puègverd) is a so-called Cathar castle situated in the commune of Puivert, in the Aude département of France. The castle has been classified as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture since 1902. This building, on top of a hill overhanging the village and its lake, reaches an elevation of 605 m. The site is in the Quercob region, 60 km (37 mi) south of Carcassonne and 45 km (28 mi) east of Foix.Use our Puivert trip site to visit Chateau de Puivert on your trip to Puivert, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Chateau de Puivert reviews
The place has good potential but the upkeep is non-existent. Yes maintaining a château is expensive, but letting display glass cabinets accumulate dust and dirt is just lazy. There are two retired... more »
The travel books give it a good review, but unfortunately it is decaying and there appears to be no renovation work going on, despite what you are told. There is a short, but quite steep rough path... more »
In many ways the nicest castle of the several we visited. It is privately owned and has not been subject to extensive renovation as some of the others seem to have. The castle is however in a reasonably well preserved state and there are several rooms to visit in the main "donjon" which have wealth of carved faces including a number of musicians. Access is easy albeit with a drive up a very steep and narrow road but then only a 5 minute walk. There is a disabled car parking area right next to the entrance up a bumpy track. If you are in the area well worth a visit
One more of the Cathars way castles, great views, lots of history, if you are doing this route its a 'must see'.
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