Walks in the Cathar Region

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Walks in the Cathar Region

By Alan Mattingly

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The guide offers 30 day walks based on the once strategically important castles that dominate the foothills of the Pyrenees. Routes from 16 centres, including Beziers, Minerve, Lastours, Foix, Roquefixade, Lordat, Montailloe, Puivert, Montsegur, Usson, Puilaurens, and Rennes. Each walk has as its focal point a castle or other location associated with Cathar history (mostly the 13th century). Summaries of the historical connections of each location with the Cathar period are given, and together these relate the story of the downfall of the Cathar Church, from the massacre in Beziers in 1209 to the siege at Montsegur in 1244, which ended with the burning alive of over 200 believers who refused to renounce their Cathar faith. Reprinted with updates in 2014.

Subject: Biological Sciences & Nutrition -> Health -> Activities & Sports

Walks in the Cathar Region
Cathar Castles of south-west France
1st edition
Publisher: Cicerone Press Ltd 9/9/10
Imprint: Cicerone Press
Language: English
Length: 208 pages

ISBN 10: 1849650810
ISBN 13: 9781849650816
Print ISBN: 9781852844233

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