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Musee Charles Portal - Histoire et Architecture

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Address: 1 rue Saint Michel | Porte des Ormeaux, 81170, Cordes-sur-Ciel, France
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Small and informative museum on Cordes

It's not a big place but it has interesting artefacts and stories about Cordes, an interesting stop if you want to get a bit more background info on this amazing city.

Reviewed 17 September 2014
veronique d
Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 17 September 2014

It's not a big place but it has interesting artefacts and stories about Cordes, an interesting stop if you want to get a bit more background info on this amazing city.

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Beaufort, Australia
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

Cordes sur ciel is a incredible place to visit , started build in the XII century , ,the streets, the houses, and the walls, look so well you can create your own imagination of history , the museum, the church, the little streets, the small restaurants, the only problem that you need to be fit, to climb the street to... More 

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Reviewed 4 August 2013

The fortified town was built in 1222 by Raimon VII, the Count of Toulouse, who, though not a Cathar himself, tolerated the heresy. The village is now a popular tourist spot. Until recently the town's name was Cordes, a word thought to come from the Indo-European root "corte" meaning "rocky heights." When you walk in the streets of the castle... More 

Bromborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

This is a magical place and getting the little train up to almost the top, saves your energy for walking the cobbled streets to the vantage point at the top. Steeped in history this is a picturesque place and one of France's many treasures.

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