Puilaurens Castle, Chateau de Puilaurens, Cathar castle, Lapradelle-Puilaurens, Boulzane Valley, Aude, France.  Also called Puylaurens, or lo Castel de Pueg-Laurenc in Occitan, this 12th century ruined castle had belonged to the Abbey of Saint-Michel de Cuxa before being acquired by the Queen of Aragon in 1162. It changed hands many times during the Albigensian Crusade. It is one of the "Five Sons of Carcassonne" or "cinq fils de Carcassonne" and is a listed monument historique. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Puilaurens Castle, Chateau de Puilaurens, Cathar castle, Lapradelle-Puilaurens, Boulzane Valley, Aude, France. Also called Puylaurens, or lo Castel de Pueg-Laurenc in Occitan, this 12th century ruined castle had belonged to the Abbey of Saint-Michel de Cuxa before being acquired by the Queen of Aragon in 1162. It changed hands many times during the Albigensian Crusade. It is one of the "Five Sons of Carcassonne" or "cinq fils de Carcassonne" and is a listed monument...
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