Dating hamlet book summary
It lies in the Minervois region, nestled at the foot of the Black Mountains.The oldest part of the present chateau dates from the 12th century.
The episcopal cité around the cathedral (in the center of the modern city), was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 2010.
This event precipitated the final siege of Montségur and caused heavy penances to be laid on the population of Avignonet-en-Lauragais.
Today, Avignonet-en-Lauragais is a small town in the Haute-Garonne lying on the road between Carcassonne and Toulouse, the old Aquitaine road, not far from the Canal du Midi and the modern motorway (A62).
The château is one of a line of fortified castles built by vassals of the Count of Toulouse and used to resist the Albigensian crusaders in the 13th century.
Today this is just about the only Cathar Castle that you are able to stay in. The grounds also command dramatic views to the Pyrenées. The independant converted barn included in the sale has approximately 200m2 of habitable living space.