Château de Puivert

Committed to the Cathar cause, Puivert Castle was besieged in 1210. Entrusted to the Bruyères family, it was enlarged and embellished during the 14C: keep, main courtyard, linking walls and remains of the New Castle (square tower-gate, bearing the Bruyères coat of arms and the 35m-high keep). The latter features four rooms reached by a spiral staircase: lower room, guardroom with barrel vaulting, a rib-vaulted chapel and a Minstrels room.

Useful information

Address:

11230 Puivert

Phone:

+33 4 68 20 81 52

Price:

5 € (-12 years old 3 €)

Opening hours

early May-mid Nov: 9am-7pm; mid Dec-end Apr: daily except Sat 10am-5pm - closed mid Nov-mid Dec, 1 Jan, 25 Dec