The elements of the history of Montségur and its Castle that we know with certainty, were established not only from historical documents, including the archives of the Inquisition, but also from the results of archaeological excavations undertaken for several years on the site.
Located in the foothills, Montségur is perched between Lavelanet, its main supply and commercial centre, and the mountain with its forests and pastures. The village is animated by tourist activity and the numerous secondary residents, many of whom have old Montsegur or Ariège roots.
At the heart of the Massif of Tabe, the nature reserve of the Massif of Saint Barthélémy extends over 500 ha from the northern slope of the Soularac Peak (2368m), the highest peak of the North Pyrenean mountains, to the town of Montségur.
They are eight. Eight beautiful castles perched between the Aude and the Ariège, claiming the coronation of Unesco. From the city of Carcassonne to the castle of Aguilar through those of Lastours, Montségur, Peyrepertuse, Puilaurens, Termes or Quéribus. All have in common an unstoppable beauty and an exceptional history that gives them obvious universal value.