Château de Quéribus
Château de Quéribus is an old 14th-century castle perched on a little craggy rock overlooking the village of Cucugnan. Restoration work was carried out in the latter part of the last century, and the castle became accessible to visitors, who mostly come to take dramatic pictures of being “at the top of the world”. The castle played an important role in the fight against the Royal Army in the 13th century when the last Cathars were fighting against the King of France. In 1255, the army was dispatched to deal with the people left on Quéribus, but they disappeared without a fight. It was reconstructed in the 16th century, as it played an important role for the French king in defending France (along with the other old Cathar castles in the region).