Paris og Sydfrankrig i juli 1983.

Jette og jeg tog på vores første rejse sammen og den gik først til Paris og derefter Sydfrankrig, nærmere bestemt distriktet Aude med hovedbyen Carcaconne.

Château de Peyrepertuse:

The site has been occupied since the Gallo-Roman age (1 BC to 1AC)

In 842, Peyrepertuse has been mentioned a first time in the texts.

From the beginning of the feudal system in the 11th century the castle of Peyrepertuse depends on Narbonne and later on Barcelona.

In the 12th century exists a first castle protected by a wall and including achurch.

After the crusades in the early 12th century the castle of Peyrepertuse becomes a royal fortress at the signing of the treaty of Corbeil in 1258.

The triangular lower wall of the courtyard was built in the middle of the 13th century. In 1242 the King Saint Louis or Louis 9 orders to cut stairs into the rock.

The latest fortification rampart of the center part and the rebuilding of Saint Jordi’s keep were achieved in the 16th and 17th century.

Since the construction of the fortress of Peyrepertuse its tasks are to ensure the control of the territory, which is still heretic and dissident to the King of France, and to resist against the enemy, the King of Aragon.

In 1659 after the end of the war between Spain and France signed in the treaty of the Pyrenees, the fortress loses its strategical interest. A small garrison occupies the fortress until the French revolution.