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It is a great historic treasure but be warned it isn't that easy to access especially for anyone... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Carcassonne Center, France
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We were passing through during the end of August from Carcassonne to revel and stopped for a coffee... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
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11310 Saissac, France
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Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

This was much more interesting and informative than expected. Obviously, most of what's left of the castle are ruins, but they still give a good impression of what it must have been like back in the days. There was also a very insightful exhibition about...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

It is a great historic treasure but be warned it isn't that easy to access especially for anyone with mobility difficulties. The history is amazing and just standing in these ruins gives you a sense of times gone by. There is an interesting collection of...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank MRB01
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We were passing through during the end of August from Carcassonne to revel and stopped for a coffee we discovered the ruins of the Chateau de Saissac by chance after walking through the medieval streets and found the castle (a work in progress and very...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Chrisje52
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Really didn't find much to write home about (or to tripadvisor either) but it looks great from the village jutting out into the forest below

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

My wife has mobility problems so this site was particularly challenging. Access to the dedicated parking is from the road at the bottom of the village, not the top. We walked all the way down through the village lanes as it was not clear how...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

The village bought the ruins of this castle about 10 years ago, and stabilised some of the walls and rebuilt a couple of rooms that now act as a museum primarily for a small find of very old coins found in the site. The walk...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank 255richardk
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is a fantastic Cathar castle dating from the tenth century. The effort put into its gradual restoration is enormous and will no doubt take several more decades but the results so far are amazing. It is situated on a headland just below the very...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Nigel W
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Visited with the intent of getting to see the Chateau but failed. I'm able bodied but my partner is less so, and the hilly streets create a bit of a problem, no matter the intrepid me scouts ahead and tries to find solutions. Parked in...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank William W
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Stunning cathar castle being beautifully preserved. Loved the "treasure " collection in the small museum. The town is very dramatic and beautiful too.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Jean D
Reviewed 5 June 2016

The walk through the town to get here was absolutely beautiful. This is a gorgeous little village, we loved it, little winding roads, beautiful houses, a lovely little cafe (or possibly hotel/restaurant on the main road), amazing views and then a lovely ruined but in...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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