Montsegur Castle, France. Also in the Languedoc area. The Cathars lived in the Languedoc until they were wiped out.
from the editorial review on Amazon.com of the book 'Montsegur and the Mystery of the Cathars' by Jean Markale, Jon Graham
"On March 16, 1244, over 200 Cathars were captured in their fortress stronghold of Montsegur and were burned alive by troops of the Inquisition. While some Cathar enclaves survived into the next century, this was the death blow to a religion that had been a powerful symbol of Occitain sovereignty against the designs of the French monarchy and the papacy. History has recorded that four high-ranking Cathar perfecti carried a great treasure out of Montsegur the night before its fall, a fact that led rebel Huguenots of the 17th century and members of Hitler's S.S. to believe that an enormous treasure or weapon of awesome spiritual power lay hidden somewhere nearby the ruins of the former Cathar stronghold. "
This GPS location is right next to the castle wall. 300 m from the parking lot.
Coordinates on this site are shown in WGS84 datum.
N 42° 52.535 E 001° 50.014
UTM: 31T E 404733 N 4747658
or convert to NAD27 at Jeeep.com
|DMS||42°52'32.09" N||1°50'0.84" E|
|Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM)|
|Zone||Easting (meters)||Northing (meters)|
Coordinates are not inside conterminous 48 States, no NAD-27 data provided
A photo from the parking lot.
The cache at the wall of the castle.