One of the best preserved Catharcastles, it overlooks the village and offers a panoramic view of the wooded hills and the lake.  It is here where the troubadours gathered together and today it is where the International Festival of Medieval String Instrument Making is held.



Located 5 minutes walk from the village, it has a managed beach, which in addition to bathing, offers numerous other activities.  Fishermen have their picnic area, children have a playground, for the bold there is a diving platform and there are other various possibilities enabling everyone to feel free to do their own thing.  Thecar parks areclose to the lake and the restaurants. Pony treks follow the discovery trails of the surrounding area.  Every year there are two fireworks displays attracting around 7,000 visitors. Every Wednesday in July and August the night market gives you a chance to quench your thirst and have something to eat with friends in a festive atmosphere whilst discovering the local produce. The Brasserie du Quercorb which is being established in the village to make crafted traditional high quality beer would be sure to lift your spirits.  The village also has a grocer’s and a bread shop. As well as the lakeside restaurant where you can eat out on the terrace, you can have a small bite to eat if you feel peckish or quench your thirst at MiamMiam run by Ben and Sand.



Why not ride past the gateway of Puivert castle on horseback? Whether you are a beginner or already an enthusiast, single or in a group, come and ride the tracks used by the last of the Cathars.

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The fishing club organizes out of season competitions. It is possible to fish in July and August during the day.



Daily life, arts and crafts of past times, medieval music and the Quercorbfrom the Middle Ages up to the Revolution are all presented in an educational and instructive way.




Although its usage is restricted, it is possible to take your first flight and have a view over the surrounding area from on high.


The church, dating from 1645, is in the village centre.


Built in 1807, this imposing covered market is today a place for festive and sporting activities.  It also offers shelter to ramblers stopping for a bite to eat.


A local Puivert sailor brought back this statue of the virgin after having survived a storm at sea. A pilgrimage takes place every 15th August.


There are numerous cultural and sporting activities. Yoga, gentle gymnastics for the not so young, keep fit and Zumba for the more sports minded are all held, depending on the season, under the Halle, at the lakeside, in a schoolroom and or the cine restau, (

Courses in English language, dressmaking, classes in drama and computing are organised weekly.  The commune is noteworthy as the population of 500 inhabitants includes 130 British residents.


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Ciel dégagé 13 °C

Ciel dégagé

  • Min.: 11 °C
  • Max.: 13 °C
  • Wind: 15 kmh 40°