The bibliography & the links

ere are some books on Carcassonne or catharism available in English, that may help you develop these subjects.

If you are really passionate by catharism and the Crusade, you can contact the Centre d'Etudes Cathares. This is a research centre located in Carcassonne, which will be able to answer all your questions as well as suggest directions for further reading.

Centre d'Etudes Cathares, Maison des Mémoires

53, rue de Verdun BP 197

11004 Carcassonne cedex - tel : 04 68 47 24 66 - fax : 04 68 72 77 55


- "Carcassonne, History & Architecture", J.P. Panouillé, Editions Ouest France

- "The Rough Guide to Languedoc Roussillon", Brian Catlos, Rough Guides, first edition.

- "The Cathars", Malcolm Lambert, Blackwell Publications, 1998

- "Inquisition and Medieval Society Power", James Buchanan Given, Discipline and Resistance in Languedoc, Ithaca, N.Y. Cornell University Press, 1997

- "The world of the Troubadours, medieval occitan society", Linda Paterson, Cambridge University Press, 1995

- "Cathar Religion", Michel Roquebert, Loubatières, 1988

- "In het spoor van de Katharen",Hanny Alders, 1999 for our Dutch friends, een heel interessant reisboek over de geschiedenis en monumenten van de streek.


General information

- : all you always wanted to know about France : regions, society, economy, tourism, trade, government, health, etc... The reference website on our country !

- , the website of the Aude Cathar Country Tourism Board, in French, English and Spanish. All kind of information on all touristic sites in the area, open air activities, gastronomy, wines, with tariffs, opening times, etc...

- , the reference site on catharism, the Crusade. All the places and people which played a role in this period of our history.

- , a nice personal site on the Aude, made by Canadians who love our region. In English.

- , a very nice and rich site about Toulouse, capital city of the historical Languedoc and cultural capital of Occitany.


- , a very nice place to stay, Marseillette near Carcassonne, from which you will be able to go and discover the whole of the Cathar Country.

- , self catering holiday accommodation in the Tarn, north of Carcassonne, in the middle of a very nice area (Albi, Castres, Carcassonne, the Black Mountain...)

Other interesting sites

- , a strange address for a strange page : the Cathar Country seen from Ireland, and in Irish language !

- , nederlandstalige website over de Katharen, geschiedenis, streek en mythe. Echt compleet en mooi !!!

- , mooie website in het nederlands over het hele Languedoc, en speciale pagina's over het Katharenland en zijn voornaamste bezienswaardigheden. Nice website about the Languedoc and Cathar Country, in Dutch.

- , a czech website about Carcassonne, with a description of the city and its history.


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