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Castle Puivert: Troubadours and Troops

Prior to the  decimating Papal crusade against the Southern French Cathars, Puivert was known for sponsorship of the arts and poetry.  The fifedom and castle served as a meeting place for troubadours in the Aude and Roussillon region and a hospitable … Continue reading

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Cathar Country

Excursions focused on Cathar country have become a booming industry in South West France.  When I first lived in Toulouse during 1982, travel brochures focused on the indigo growers rather than the heretics persecuted during the Pope’s Albigensian Crusade. Twenty … Continue reading

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