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If you look up you think you could almost touch the castle ramparts

The comfortable sofa can double as a bed

A relaxing nights sleep awaits the weary explorer

A fully fitted kitchen complements the old beams

If you tire of eating out you can always eat in your own restaurant

The refitted bathroom enjoys a constant supply of hot water

The views are just as impressive from the castle.

Give your feet a rest, with a trip along the canal du Midi.

Fireworks on Bastille day, just around the corner. book early for this one

Carcassonne market, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Seeing a concert within the castle walls can be the highlight of a trip

Circulade villages were built around a castle, this one is close to Carcassonne

The Donjon or keep is at the centre of the castle walls

The autumn colours of the vines are spectacular

Puivert castle is one of many in the surrounding area

One of many festivals is Limoux carnival

Montsegur is a Cathar castle and well worth the climb, especially in winter