©Coustaussa|Jean Louis Socquet


A beautiful village located at an altitude of 280 m, facing Rennes-le-Château, known for its castle, whose ruins attest to a terrible siege during the Cathar epic. But Coustaussa is also at the heart of an enigma worthy of a detective novel, the mysterious death of Abbé Antoine Gélis, one of the three mysterious parish priests of the Haut-Razès at the end of the 19th century.


To be seen

to do

The ruins of the fortress. The castle is privately owned and the discovery is risky because the walls are poorly consolidated and the ground has many unstable stones.

Church of medieval origin contains a 17th century altarpiece

The Capitelles trail – dry stone shelters, provides a pleasant and educational family walk.