Novelist Kate Mosse finds the ruined citadels of the Cathars form a brooding backdrop to the gorgeous villages of the Languedoc
March 1991, and I was two years into a love affair with the Languedoc. My husband, our baby daughter and I drove south from Carcassonne. Our destination was the ruined citadel of Montségur, where, 800 years ago, the remains of the Cathar Church had fallen. A place of myth, of haunting beauty. Years later, I would weave all this into my novels.