Château de Quéribus Tickets

Château de Quéribus Tickets

On purchasing the Chateau de Queribus tickets, you get access to all parts of the castle and enjoy the magnificent beauty of the location. . A group of 15 people and above gets an absolute free ticket for visually audio impaired individuals. Concessions are available for students and children under the age of 5 years for your Chateau de Queribus tickets. The Chateau de Queribus is open throughout the year and December is preferred mostly for its chill climate.By purchasing your Chateau de Queribus tickets, you get to see all the three enclosures to the castle, which also includes an adventurous hike, followed by breathtaking panoramic views. Learn about the history and its significance from our seasoned guides to make this hiking indeed an insightful experience.

About Château de Quéribus

The ruined castle of Château de Quéribus in the Aude department has been listed as a historical monument for multiple reasons. The very fact that the castle served the purpose of a defender in the French Border ranks top among them. The Chateau de Querbus often regarded as the last Cath strongholder is a much visited tourist spot in France for its historical relevance and for the surprising beauty of the castle even in the ruined states. The castle of Chateau de Querbus has undergone two major restoration projects till now with the intention of maintaining the charm and the building's entire health upright for future reference and learning for archaelogical and history enthusiasts. Visiting this perfect spot for heritage lovers also exposes you to facts and concepts ageing back to French History.

History of Château de Quéribus

The ruined castle of Château de Quéribus is in Cucugnan, the Aude Department of France. Queribus was one of the Barcelona strongholds in the north of the Pyrenees and occasionally it has also been regarded as the last Cathar Stronghold. The castle was of Chateau de Queribus was also rebuilt in the year with a notable expansion in the 13th and 14th century. Chateau de Queribus tickets let you explore the "Five sons of Carcassonne" with Aguilar, Peyrepertuse, Termes and Puilaurens in the row.

The Chateau de Queribus has been regarded and inscribed as a historical monument as the above-mentioned five castles were strategically utilized as a defender in the French Border against the Spanish until 1659. In 1659, the border was moved and from then these castles were considered as monuments that had witnessed the French history. Since 1907, Chateau de Queribus has been recognized as a historical monument Chateau de Queribus stands high on a peak and the first restoration project was initiated in 1951 and between the time period of 1998 and 2002. A complete restoration work of the castle was carried out thereby preserving the remnants of French history for further generations to explore and study from. 

Explore Château de Quéribus

The Pregnant

"The pregnant" phrase of the castle refers to the adventurous shields and protective covers which was once used as a defensive strategy. There are about three enclosures to reach at the top. It starts with a highly protective and strong an shield wall, followed by an edge at the abyss and then a door that opens to the ultimate beauty of the castle and the breathtaking panoramic view of Cucugnan.

The Panorama

Chateau de Queribus also embraces the landscape the wide nature view from the Mediterranean coast to the Pyrenees and to the border of Fenouilledes. The Chateau de Queribus tickets take you to the fortress that controls the Graude Mary, one among the most iconic passages of the cliff. Along with these, you also get to explore and also enjoy the views of the villages of the Cucugnan, visit the Omer's mile and have a little hike on the Cathar trail.

The Dungeon

The third enclosure of the castle of Chateau de Queribus is marked by a door which is further defended by a gatehouse. Outside to the peak, the Chateau de Queribus offers a rugged warrior outlook. The Dungeon has a massively canted walls which is supported with a terrace and three gun boats.

The Pillar Room

The armor house of the 15th-16th century, the Chateau de Queribus has a totally unexpected medieval room inside and the same has been referred to as pillar room. The central pillar of the room opens into a grand vault which is built and designed in a Gothic style. The room is also accompanied with a mullioned window which further opens into a wide courtyard.

Plan Your Visit

Location & Timing
How to reach
Best time to visit
Tips to Visit

Location: Alle Audiovisual Achille Mir

1 Rue Achille Mir - 11350 Cucugnan 

Timings: 9:30 am - 7 pm

By Drive: From Carcassonne to Chateau de Queribus, there is a distance of 93.9 km which will take an average of 1 hour 20 minutes to reach.

By Train and Taxi: Every four Hours you get a train from Carcasson to Sales which will take around 1 hour and 15 minutes followed by a 39 minute taxi drive to Chateau de Queribus.

By Train and line: There is a train from Carcassonne to Peripignone once every day, followed by a line change to Maury - la Poste and then a 8 minute taxi drive to Chateau de Queribus. 

Early days of December are suggested to visit Château de Quéribus as the climate and weather conditions are satisfactorily cool.

  • Always make sure to book tour tickets through official website to avoid fraudulent tickets and to guarantee your entry to the castle.
  • Make sure to wear hike-friendly clothes for a better and smooth hiking experience.
  • Carry essential and minimal luggage for easy trekking.
  • Please note that the castle will be open only from 9:30 am to 7 pm.
  • A minimum of 3 hours are required to spend and explore decently inside the castle, and so plan your time accordingly.
  • It is very much advised to visit the castle in a group, as the rocky peak of the castle stands on an isolated area.


What are the timings for Château de Quéribus?

Château de Quéribus is open from Sunday to Saturday from 9:30 am to 7 pm.

Where can I book Château de Quéribus tickets?

You can book your tickets to Château de Quéribus tickets from any trusted website well in advance and avail all the seasonal offers. It is suggested to check out the terms and conditions for cancellation of the tickets before booking.

Why is Château de Quéribus famous?

Château de Quéribus is one of the Cathar Castles of Southern France situated in Cucugnan and is also a renowned site of the 'Priest's Sermon' by Alphonse Daudet in French literature.

When was Château de Quéribus built?

Château de Quéribus was built in the 10th and 11th centuries.

What is the best time to visit Château de Quéribus?

It is best suggested to visit Château de Quéribus in the daytime so that you could enjoy the real beauty in wide clarity.

How long is a visit to the Château de Quéribus?

It will take around 2 hours to visit the Château de Quéribus castle with a ten plus minutes of walking from the parking area.


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