At A Glance:
  • Upcoming departures:
    June 1 - 8, 2025
    May 31 - June 7, 2026

    Sojourn begins:
    Toulouse, France

    Sojourn concludes:
    Toulouse, France

    Price from:
    $4,095/person (DO)
    $4,595/person (SO)

    Combines with:

    Castles at the Crossroads

  • Sojourn Highlights

    • Two nights in the stunning, fortified walled-city of Carcassonne
    • In-depth explorations of five fairy-tale-like Cathar castles, including the breathtaking Chateau de Montesegur—the last Cathar Castle to fall during the Albigensian Crusade
    • A night in the charming town of Albi—which gave its name to the crusade set against the Cathars—beautifully set on the banks of the Tarn River
    • A guided tour of historic Abbaye de Fontefroide, a beautifully-restored, 11th-century abbey that is indelibly linked to the Albigensian Crusade
    • See the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Albi and Carcassonne
    • A night in the picturesque spa village of Ax-les-Thermes, nestled in the Pyrenees Mountains where the rivers Oriege, Ariege, and Lauze converge
    • Two days exploring the stunning fortified city of Carcassonne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • A Scholarly Sojourns signature picnic in the stunning Languedoc countryside
    • A visit to the magnificent Church of St. Sernin—the largest Romanesque-style church in Europe—which contains an array of high-quality Romanesque sculpture
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