Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Back to Montségur

We already blogged about visiting Montségur village and castle (le château de Montségur) in winter but this time we were here in summer. We thought we would escape the heat - it was only supposed to be 26 degrees up the mountain - but it turned out to be scorching. We were fortunate to get a reasonably early start for the steep climb up to the castle and were not at all envious of those starting their ascent in the midday sun as we were coming down. At least it was easier to get around this time with no snow or ice up at the castle or in the village. The scenery as before, was spectacular.

The château de Montségur perched on its 'pog'

Memorial to the Cathar heretics burnt alive at the stake here in 1244

It's a steep climb up to the castle

The castle ruins
Great views from the castle

A panorama of the surrounding countryside

After all that climbing, an organic light lunch was on the menu at Le Bitropot café in Montségur village

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