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Saissac is a small town of about 1,000 people in the Languedoc region in south central France. It's located about 25 km ENE of Carcassonne. The town is famous for the ruins of the Saissac castle, which dates back as far perhaps as the year 1000. Like many of the castles throughout the Languedoc region, the castle was home to the Cathars, a large religious group that existed in France at that time. The Cathars were entirely eliminated, many thousands of them burned at the stake during the Albigensian Crusades that were ordered by the Catholic church. Individual photos of Saissac can be viewed by pointing your cursor below or by viewing the Slideshow. See a compilation of European castle photos here.

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photo of a Saissac street
Saissac Street #7666
This is a photo of a tidy little street in the ancient village of Saissac, France.



photo of a Saissac street
Saissac Street #7668
This is a photo of an ancient gate into the village of Saissac.



photo of a Saissac street
Saissac Street #7662
This is a photo of Saissac, France.



photo of a Saissac street
Saissac Street #7670
This is a photo of another gate in the city walls of ancient Saissac, France.



photo of St. Michel Cathedral in Saissac, France
St. Michel #7620
This is the ancient church of St. Michel in Saissac, France.



photo of Saissac castle in France
Saissac Castle #7584
This photo shows an overview of the interesting Saissac Castle.



photo of Saissac Castle in France
Saissac Castle #7618
Although the Saissac Castle is in ruins, enough of the walls still stand to have a very good feel of its size and layout.



photo of Saissac Castle
Saissac Ruins #7649
A good review of what is known about Saissac Castle is available here.



photo of a Saissac Castle ruins
Saissac Castle Ruins #7622
Part of the tall castle wall in ruins.



photo of the Saissac Castle
Saissac Castle #7625
This photo shows the castle turret and a courtyard inside the castle.



photo of the walls of Saissac Castle
Saissac Castle Walls #7629
Part of the castle still stands while other parts are completely in ruins.



photo of bedrock under the walls of Saissac Castle
Saissac Walls on Bedrock #7639
The Saissac Castle was built on solid bedrock.



photo of the inside of Saissac castle
Inside Saissac Castle #7653
This photo shows the inside of Saissac Castle.



photo of the outside of Saissac castle
Outside Castle Walls #7643
This photo shows some of the better preserved exterior walls of Saissac Castle.



photo of stained glass of St Michel 
Cathedral in Saissac, France
St. Michel Stained Glass #7599
This photo shows some of the stained glass in St. Michel Church in Saissac.



photo of the stained glass of St. 
Michel Cathedral in Saissac, France
St. Michel Stained Glass #7597




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