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he site of Peyrepertuse (Aude) was occupied in Roman times, the first sc JC.
The first mention of the castle dates from 1070, at a time when the Perapertusa was in the mainstream of Catalan counts of Besalú. Happened next in the counts of Barcelona (1111), the castle is a stronghold of the Viscount of Narbonne.
During the crusade against the Albigensians, William of Peyrepertuse, not wanting to make his submission, was excommunicated in 1224. He eventually undergo in 1224 and the castle became a French possession in November 1240.
Saint Louis the King and his descendants made ​​the castle of a French royal fortress. In 1659, it lost its strategic value when the Treaty of the Pyrenees moves the border between France and Spain. It was abandoned in the early years of the French Revolution and sold as national property in 1820. In 1950 began the first campaigns of consolidation of the monument.

Peyrepertuse Castle stands on a limestone ridge to about 800m above sea level, above the scrubland and vineyards of Hautes Corbičres. The monument consists of three parts: the speaker and its keep low, the chamber median and the keep-Sant Jordi.

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