Touristic sights

Touristic sights

Discover the cathar castles

Tourist sites in Corbieres 



  • The cathar castles of Peyrepertuse,
    Queribus, Puilaurens, Aguilar, Villerouge-Termenès, Termes, …
  • The Gorges of Galamus and its hermitage
  • Lagrasse’s village and its medieval abbey
  • Tautavel Prehistory Museum
  • Rennes-le-château and its mysteries
  • Roman Aqueduct of Ansignan
  • Fontfroide’s abbey
  • The mediterranen village of Collioure
  • The medieval city of Carcassonne
  • The Modern Art Museum of Ceret
  • The Fort of Salses
  • Elne’s cloister



Catharism first emerged in Europe in the Xth century, and slowly spread throughout the Languedoc region at the end of the XIth century. Based on the fundamental principle of good and evil, spirit and matter, the Cathars wanted to release man from his carnal self and render him his divine purity. In the XIIth and XIIIth centuries, the Cathar religion gained considerable social and political weight, to such an extent that after initial peaceful negotiations failed, Rome called for a crusade.