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# 7 - Le circuit du château de Roquefixade

A cache by Squal et les Betty P Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/29/2010
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
3 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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4 Novembre 2016 : l'accès au château est interdit au public pour des travaux de sécurisation et ce, pour une durée indéterminée. Notre cache déménage donc et trouve un emplacement en terrain autorisé.

Une balade en terre cathare autour du château et du village de Roquefixade sur un grand sentier. Vous voici arrivés au château, d'où vous pouvez profiter d'une vue à perte de vue !

Roquefixade signifie la "roche fissurée" et évoque l'énorme entaille naturelle comblée par la construction d'une arche de pierre du château. Au milieu du XIe siècle, ce point fort dépendait des comtes de Toulouse, en relations difficiles avec leurs voisins de Foix. Selon leur gré, ils le leur confiaient ou le leur reprenaient pour le confier au lignage de Pailhès.
Quand arriva la croisade, le rocher devint le refuge à quelques parfaits cathares en déroute.
Du sommet, les défenseurs de Roquefixade pouvaient communiquer par des feux avec ceux de Montségur.
Superbe point de vue sur Le Lauragais, les Corbières et le pays d'Olmes.
Fixé au sommet de son rocher abrupt, Roquefixade joua son rôle jusqu'au premier tiers du XIIe siècle. Mais en 1632, Louis XIII et Richelieu estimèrent que ces vieilles forteresses coûtaient cher à entretenir. Roquefixade servit alors de carrière de pierres.

De nombreux sites internet vous parlent de ce château qui ne manquera pas de vous impressionner. Celui que nous avons consulté est ici
Bonne balade !

UN GRAND MERCI A L'EQUIPE PLONGE29 POUR SON AIDE ET COLLABORATION !

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November 4, 2016: the access to the castle is forbidden for safety improvements, for an indefinite period. Then, our cache moves and find a place on authorized grounds.

A hike in Cathar land around the castle and village of Roquefixade on a wide path. You are now at the castle and you can enjoy a breathtaking view all around you!

Roquefixade means "fractured rock" and recalls the huge natural gash filled by the construction of a stone arch. In the middle of the eleventh century, this stronghold was dependent on the counts of Toulouse, who knew a difficult relationship with their neighbours of Foix. As they pleased, , they entrusted it to them or took it back from them to leave it in the Pailhès lineage's care.
At the time of the crusade, the rock became a refuge for some routed Cathar perfects.
From the summit, the defenders of Roquefixade could communicate by fire with those of Montségur.
Superb views of the Lauragais, Corbières and Olmes.
Set atop its steep rock, Roquefixade played its role until the first third of the twelfth century. But in 1632, Louis XIII and Richelieu considered that these old fortresses were expensive to maintain.
Roquefixade then served as a stone quarry.

Many websites tell you about this castle that will not fail to impress you. The one we consulted is
here.
Enjoy yout hike!

MANY THANKS TO EQUIPE PLONGE29FOR THEIR HELP AND COLLABORATION!










Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Ng gur sbbg bs gur ebpx, yrsg bs gur cebuvovgvba fvta.

Decryption Key

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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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