Le château Le Château d'Arques, Arques

Not to be confused with Château d'Arques-la-Bataille in Seine-Maritime.The Château d'Arques is a ruined 14th-century castle in the commune of Arques in the Aude département of France. It is one of the so-called Cathar castles.HistoryIn the 12th century, there was a conflict between the viscount of Carcassonne and several seigneurs, including Arques and Lagrasse. The estates at Arques became the property of the seigneurs of Termes.In 1217, Béranger d'Arques was one of the associates of Guillaume de Peyrepertuse.In 1231, after the defeat of the Château de Termes during the Albigensian Crusade, Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester, attacked Arques. After having burned the village (Villa de Arquis), situated on the banks of the Rialsès, he gave this part of Razès to one of his lieutenants, Pierre de Voisins.In 1284, Gilles de Voisins bagan work on building a castle, with the intention of defending the Rialsès valley and controlling the transhumance routes leading to the Corbières.
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  • The arques dungeon is located in the AUDE! Error that I hope will be modified by Tripadvisor! The entrance has access to the dungeon and museum in the centre of the village. There's an escape game too!
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  • Not being a specialist in dungeons and castles I still do not understand what justifies the price of admission? While we pay only 5 euros for Rennes the castle (very interesting visit that I recommend for that matter) and 9 euros for the city of Carcassonne .... 6 euros of admission does not seem justified to me.
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  • Nice castor in great shape but not much to see.
  • Small but great!
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