mercredi 28 mai 2008

Another weekend trip.

The first weekend in May we decided to go to Montsegur. Montsegur is one of the chateaus that the Cathar religion had retreated to in the 1200's when the Catholic church, and the King of France was trying to unify the southern part of the country with the north.

As you can see by the photos although there is somewhat of a stairway to the top, at times you were almost in a crawl position to get to the top.

Clark about half way up.

Where is everyone?

The view from the top. One of the amazing things about the place was trying to figure out how they were able to get the wood beams that were used in the construction up this mountain. Would loved to have been there on a clear day, as the views were spectacular.

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5 commentaires:

932 a dit…

That's a beautiful place!

Tim a dit…



Hypatia a dit…

Cool! I've always been interested in the Cathars, (basically a survival of the Manichean beliefs that competed w/mainstream Xianity as I understand it... St. Augustine was a Manichean before he was a Xian!).

Anyhoo, I love reading your "explores" of the area, I only got to see Paris and a tiny village in the South (Le Lavandou)...well, I guess I did take a train to Cherbourg...where I got on a boat to Ireland...but that's another story!

C.J. a dit…


Hill a dit…

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!