The Cathar Way

A walker's guide to the Sentier Cathare

By Alan Mattingly

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A guidebook to walking the Cathar Way, a waymarked trail through France's southwest, linking historic castles associated with the ill-fated 13th-century Cathar heresy. This 250km (2-week) route runs through the foothills of the Pyrenees in the Languedoc region of southern France, from the Mediterranean to Foix. Beautiful and historic area.

Seasons

Ideal Easter to early autumn, but can be hot in some areas from early June to mid-September.

Centres

Port-la-Nouvelle and Foix (end-points). Acces via Toulouse, Montpellier, Nîmes, Perpignan, Barcelona, Girona, Carcassonne.

Difficulty

Hillwalking but not an arduous mountain trek (highest altitude 1300m). Can be walked by anyone who is well equipped and moderately fit.

Must See

Cathar castles of Quéribus, Peyrepertuse and Montségur.
ISBN
9781852844868
Availability
Out of Stock
Published
1 May 2006
Reprinted
12 Jun 2012
Edition
First
Pages
192
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.3cm
Weight
230g
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Alan Mattingly

Alan Mattingly was director of the Ramblers' Association from 1974 to 1998. He has also held various other posts in the outdoor field, including that of chairman of the Council for National Parks. He is now based in a small town in the eastern Pyrenees which lies just below the 9,000ft Pic du Canigou. When not exploring the Pyrenees on foot, Alan writes and also teaches English. He is author of Walks in the Cathar Region published by Cicerone.

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