Just above the town of Tuchon in southern France, overlooking many of its vineyards, is the castle Chateau d'Aguilar.
The first historic mention of this castle dates to 1021. During the Albigensian Crusades of the early 1200's, the
castle was attacked and taken by Simon de Montfort in his relentless attempts to eliminate the Cathars. It was later
reinforced and used by the French King to defend against attacks from Spain. Chateau d'Aguilar is one of the
so-called "Five Sons of Carcassone" - the others being Termes, Queribus, Peyrepertuse, and Puilaurens. As of 2014, the
price of entry was 3.5 Euros. It is an easy walk up a mild grade to visit this castle. See a
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