unbekannter Gast


Photo: H. Maurer

Queribus Queribus, Cucugnan is sometimes regarded as the last Cathar stronghold.

After the fall of Montségur in 1244 surviving Cathari gathered together in another mountain-top stronghold on the border of Aragon (the present border between the Aude and the Pyrénées-Orientales).

In 1255, a French army was dispatched to deal with these remaining Cathari, but they slipped away without a fight, probably to Aragon or Piedmont - both regions where Cathar beliefs were still common, and their language (Occitan) was spoken.