AND AFTER THE VISIT OF THE CASTLE it continues...


After coming down from the castle stop in our souvenirs shop


Come and do some shopping  in our souvenirs shop...

Here you will find a selection of chosen products:

Local craft, library, postcards, toys ...

An area for relaxation to take a well deserved break is at your disposal. Here you will find distributors for drinks.



Make a stop in the pretty little village

Of DUILHAC SOUS PEYREPERTUSE


The village still retains the medieval center, the "Fort", still apparent in what remains of the village fortification. In front of the parish church of Saint Michael an arched doorway with it's key stones still remains of this polygonal 'enceinte'. In the slope of the defensive wall lies an iron cross forged in 1855. It is dedicated to the "outrages" performed upon Christ  and so bears the instruments of his torture; the spear, pliers... 


Walking through the neat little roads you will find the fountain of Duilhac wich is called the "Fontaine des Amours" and has been recently adorned with a verse of Ronsard : "Quiconque en boira qu'amoureux il devienne", "He who will drink, in love he will fall".

The old olive oil mill next to the fountain now converted into a restaurant, stopped working in 1921.



A small walking tour to the moulin de ribaute


Following a small hiking path crossing a bucolic countryside through vineyards and gardens you reach in one and a half hours  the flour mill  "Moulin de Ribaute".

There you will find an equipped area for your picknick. Following the riverside of the Verdouble you can admire its fabulous  waterfalls and its pools dug into the rock.


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The walking tour of Moulin de Ribaute in Duilhac sous Peyrepertuse
An nice walking tour of about 2 hours for families or with friends, to reach the Canyon of the Verdouble river. No access for strollers and wheelchairs.
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In summer, after your visit you will appreciate taking a bath in the canyon of verdouble


Lake of Moulin de Ribaute in Duilhac/Peyrepertuse

It is a must do when it is hot. After the visit of the castle you'll appreciate this fabulous site with a small lake and the canyon of Verdouble. The water flows through a succession of waterfalls, pools and small lakes that have been dug into the rock. The bathing is supervised only in summer in periodes and conditions defined by a municipal decree. You acceed in 5 minutes from the D14 and there is a possibility to park your car on  a parking place.

Pools in the canyon of  Verdouble at the Moulin de Ribaute



Informations concerning the natural site of Moulin de Ribaute



ATTENTION


Bathing is not allowed  all year round and in non supervised periods  either outside of the supervised zones limited by regulation signs (green flag and lines on the water surface).

Which means that without the supervision of the lifeguard and without the regulation signs bathing is not authorized.


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If you WISH, continue on other sites in the cathare country


In this beautiful territory of the cathare country are a lot of sites who deserve to be visited...

To find the sites you can visit and to organize your travel route   click on the image below



To Do In Family or Groups


For families and  for groups or for a first experience, the Gorges of Galamus canyon is easy and fun.

 

Ideal for an introduction to canyoning and discover an unsuspected environment.

Program: walking and swimming in the River, jumps and natural slides.

 

Pleasure and change of scenery guaranteed!

 

All info on : www.oxygen-aventure.com

 

 


Go and see the mediterranean sea


At the foot of the Albères massif, where the Pyrenees plunge into the sea, the village of Argelès sur Mer means art of living, green tourism, seaside pleasures and happiness.

 

7 km of beach at your disposal... Feet in the sand or in a Cove, enjoy beautiful days of summer on the beach...

 

In early July, Argelès sur Mer vibrates to the sound of the current Music Festival “Les Déferlantes”, not to be missed!

 

 

All the info on: www.argeles-sur-mer.com


Underground Safari


Since its discovery in 1968, Gouffre Géant de Cabrespine has been worldwide known since this huge system of more than 25km has become a “classical site in the speleology world”. 

This remarkable site has not been reserved for experts only, but it is offered to a large public to explore the horizontal cavities, large volumes, beautiful crystallizations and expedition atmosphere.

The visit of the site does not require any particular technical or sporting skill. Comments about the history of the cave, its development,... are a plus in the circuit.

The tours are of easy access all year round and do not depend on weather conditions.

All info on: www.gouffre-de-cabrespine.com