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Carcassonne was settled as early as the 6th century BC and later became an important Roman town. It was fortified in the 4th century and was a strategic site in the Middle Ages. It took on its definitive shape in the 13th century with the king’s...more
1 rue Viollet le Duc, 11000 Carcassonne Center, Carcassonne, France
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It was a nice visit, but there where crowds everywhere. It was long waiting to get my ticket. You can walk on the castle walls and you will get some information about the history of Carcasonne and the castlel.
It took us about 2 hours...More
What an incredible place.
So beautifully restored, and it would be fantastic to visit again, perhaps on a less crowded day, but then it was Saturday.
It is well worth hiring the audio guide, as the information given is very well done, and the extra...More
I understand modern art, ephemeral art, artistic interventions. A few days were enough for this yellow lines. Even if you find the right spot to appreciate them as concentrical, I still think they spoil the magic of stepping in a Medieval town
This was one of our must dos and we were not disappointed. Takes a good couple of hours and you need the audio guide. Entrance reminded me of Mont Saint Michel with all the shops inside the walls. And what were they thinking by putting...More
It is best to go early in the morning or early evening to avoid the crowds, but the views from the ramparts are stunning. There are many squares and passages to wander through. It is delightful lit up at night.
Carcassonne has to be seen to be believed and no better season than just off peak. You can wander at leisure without too many stampeding tourists. Roman, medieval, the home of the Cathars and reconstructed heavily in the 19th century- so not all of it...More
Although we were a bit confused about how to ask for a Guided tour, we ended up enjoying our self guided tour with English audio devices very much. There is a wealth of information presented about the architect who oversaw the restoration and about the...More
The castle and the middle age city is usually the main reason to visit carcassone. Its views are amazing. Also the well treated walls and towers. You can park your car there for 5 hours just for 9 euros. Many places to buy souvenirs and...More
Hi Gary, We were staying at Le Donjon which is a hotel within the city walls. We did not have a guide. There are audio guides available for some of the sights. The ramparts afforded us wonderful views of the surrounding... More
Hi Gary, We were staying at Le Donjon which is a hotel within the city walls. We did not have a guide. There are audio guides available for some of the sights. The ramparts afforded us wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and was well worth doing. The Basilica was interesting with great stained glass windows - but not fantastic.