Pays des Cathares, Cathar Country, Languedoc-Roussillon, France, stock photography samples, by Per Karlsson, BKWine — This is only a selection of samples. Use Image SEARCH to find more photos — Pays des Cathares (Cathar Country) is a region in the southern part of the Languedoc and the northern part of Roussillon. It has some spectacular landscapes as well as some magnificent wines. It is best known for its “castles” or fortresses dating back to the Cathar period in the 13th century and some few hundred years forward. The most famous Chateaux Cathares are Château d’Aguilar, Château de Peyrepertuse, Château de Puilaurens, Château de Quéribus, and Château de Termes, all located on dramatic hilltops with spectacular views. And all in ruins today.
It is also a region that produces some outstanding wines. Some examples: Fitou in the southern part of the Languedoc, Saint Chinian a bit further north, and possibly even Faugères; the luscious sweet wines of Maury in the Vallée de l’Agly in the Roussillon, as well as many concentrated and powerful mainly red wines of the Cotes du Roussillon or CdR Villages appellations. Just to mention a few. There are many excellent vineyards and wine producers in this wine region.
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