HISTORIC SITE AND MONUMENT
Right in the heart of the Sault Region, in an enclave attached to the district of Ariège called Pays d'Alion (or Aillou, it was named after a rich seigneurial family), the village of Montaillou has a tormented history. Indeed, all its inhabitants were Cathars at the beginning of the fourteenth century. We know the existence of this heretical community thanks to the interrogations of the inquisitors Geoffroy d'Ablis and Jacques Fournier, who gave us with these questionings a glaring description of life (the story is told in the book"Montaillou, village occitan" by Emmanuel Leroy -Ladurie). This very easy hike will allow you to discover the ruins of the famous Montaillou castle and its surroundings.Departure. Go up towards the church and the castle by following the white and red markings of the long-hiking trail called GR107 which you will leave at the end of the little street in front of a large fountain.