A wine tasting and Cathar Castles tour combined
The stunning castles of Quéribus and Peyreperteuse are located on the boarder of Languedoc and Roussillon and to reach them we take the fast road towards Perpignan passing along the way the lagoons that divide the land from the Mediterranean Sea.
Then our route takes us through some beautiful scenery to reach the village of Maury and one of the finest producers of Côtes de Roussillon wines as well as delicious sweet Maury, the chefs’ choice for pairing with chocolate. We will enjoy a private tour of the cellar where you will learn how the wines are made here and see the extensive barrel room. We end this visit with a delicious tasting of all styles of wines including the delicious sweet Maury.
Now it’s time to head for the Château Quéribus which can be seen from below or if you are feeling energetic you can take 10 minute walk up to view it. On a clear day you will be presented with an amazing view right down to the coast. After this visit we take the short drive to little village of Cucugnan made famous by Alphonse Daudet in his book Letters from my Windmill published in 1869 where he wrote the lovely tale of the Curé de Cucugnan and here we will enjoy lunch at an Auberge that serves local traditional dishes.
During this tour our guide will relate to you the history of the Cathar’s and the crusade against them that took place in Languedoc 800 years ago.
Our last visit of the day is to Château Peyreperteuse perched high on top of a mountain with views across the spectacular scenery. You can take the steep walk up to the castle which takes approximately 15 minutes but you are well rewarded for your efforts.
Now it’s time to turn for home. Its a long day but well worth it in order to see these impressive castles
Price €135 per person
- Visits to one winery
- Châteaux Quéribus & Peyreperteuse (entrance fees not included)
- Restaurant lunch with wine
- Pickup and transport
Private tours range between €550 and €1100 depending on the number of people in your group.
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