Old keep of the Lower Castle, Peyrepertuse Castle or Chateau Pierre Pertuse, Cathar Castle, Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse, Corbieres, Aude, France. This castle consists of a Lower Castle built by the Kings of Aragon in the 11th century and a High Castle built by Louis IX in the 13th century, joined by a huge staircase. Its name means pierced rock in Occitan and it has been associated with the Counts of Narbonne and Barcelona. It is one of the "Five Sons of Carcassonne" or "cinq fils de Carcassonne" and is a listed monument historique. This view shows steep cliffs which act as natural defenses. Picture by Manuel Cohen

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Old keep of the Lower Castle, Peyrepertuse Castle or Chateau Pierre Pertuse, Cathar Castle, Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse, Corbieres, Aude, France. This castle consists of a Lower Castle built by the Kings of Aragon in the 11th century and a High Castle built by Louis IX in the 13th century, joined by a huge staircase. Its name means pierced rock in Occitan and it has been associated with the Counts of Narbonne and Barcelona. It is one of the "Five Sons of Carcassonne" or "cinq...
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