Cathar Castles & Roussillon Wines

To reach the Roussillon we take the Autoroute towards Perpignan and en-route we get to see the lagoons that divide the land from the Mediterranean. When we leave the fast road we drive through some breath-taking scenery to reach the village of Maury nestling in the Agly Valley. Here we visit one of the finest producers of Côtes de Roussillon wines as well as delicious Maury, the chefs’ choice for pairing with chocolate.  We will have a private tour of the cellar where we will explain how the wines are made here and then take a look at the impressive barrel room and finish off with a fabulous tasting of the Côtes de Roussillon red and white wines plus the delicious Maury. Possibly some of the most interesting wines in this part of the South of France.

One of the best things to do from Carcassonne!

Van at Peryperteuse

Now it’s time to head for the Château Quéribus which can be viewed from below or you can take the slightly strenuous walk up to view it and if it’s a clear day it’s one of the best vantage points in the area. 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.

Your guide will regale you with some of the history of the Cathar’s as we head for the Château Peyreperteuse perched high with views across the spectacular scenery. You can take the steep walk up to the castle which is a bit of a hike but you are well rewarded for your efforts.

Now it’s time to turn for home but along the way we will pass through the breath taking Galamus Gorge. The road hugs the gorge and we squeeze through for glimpses of the tumbling waters of the river below.

Please note our tour itineraries can be subject to change and availability

Price €135 per person

What’s includes:

  • 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.

How to Book

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