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Chateau Peyrepertuse

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The word la peyre is a derivation of la pierre, or stone. We have encountered a number of places whose names incorporated “peyre.” Chateau Peyrepertuse, which translates roughly into (tee hee) Stone-Whooping cough Castle—the spectacular mountaintop ruin of a former Cathar fortress, then French-border fortress and chapel to Saint-Louis/Louis IX, Read more →