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III: Crusaders taking 5 in Puivert

In this series of the long siege of the castle Montsegur, the last stronghold for the Cathars in 1243/1244, this photo to illustrate a village along the road where some of the 10.000 Crusaders passed on their route to Montesegur.

I guess the church is from a later time than 1243, still there was a castle here at the time, already in 1210 captured by the crusaders. We can imagine that this at the time was a good place to rest for knights, noblemen and followers.

More info later in this series – or look to previous postings

Ref: The Green Guide Langedoc Roussillon and the Montesegur information sheet

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