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A61 West | Sur la Rive droite de l'Aude, 11000 Carcassonne Center, Carcassonne, France
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Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne Tours and Tickets
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All reviews cobbled streets souvenir shops within the walls lots of restaurants cassoulet bucket list walk around outer walls great place to visit fortified city off season step back in time middle ages medieval times well worth the visit south of france audio tour
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Reviewed today via mobile

I'm a regular visitor to the ancient city. It is very popular with visitors no doubt due to it's listing as a world heritage site 22 years ago by UNESCO. So I avoid the crowds and instead walk the outer walls which are very enjoyable.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Albywon
Reviewed yesterday

What a place. So, huge, so old, so much history, so impressive a site, etc. Such a lovely atmosphere, and it can take a whole day to over it properly. Entrance into part of it is free and then there are self guided tours into...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Maehb
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The guide books do not do this place justice. A bit of a climb but worth every step! If you can, do the walking tour from the tourist information office, a really good experience. Yes it is a bit touristy but not really a surprise...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank clairev2017
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If in the region then this probably shouldn’t be missed. Can be quite crowded and very tourist-oriented. However, the narrow lanes in the city are great for ambling around and quite atmospheric. Plenty of food outlets as well as the typical tourist souvenir shops. Some...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our holiday with Newmarket was based around the city with our apartment at the Cerise being just ten minutes walk from the main entrance to the cold walled city. On our first day was included a guided tour around the city outlining its history. Our...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank MartinG_53
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I absolutely loved this medieval city within the old walls. This is a stunning location with some great restaurants and shops containing all sorts of sweets and tourist souvenirs from high end to the more basic souvenirs. There is the odd tourist trap eating place...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 929gordonr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Passed Carcassone quite some years on the highway, and put it on the Bucket list. Saw it in a rush a couple of years back and was now back to take it all in. It leave one deeply impressed.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Gorm L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a little sceptical about a visit here, but I was so wrong...there is much to learn...buy your tickets at the tourist office..it will save you queuing when you get there. As you go in there is a film presentation...do watch it as you...More

Date of experience: October 2019
2  Thank WilliamHenry22
Reviewed 1 week ago

We probably didn't spend enough time exploring the fortified city as it was really windy and cold. What we did see though was very impressive and we would definitely recommend it.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank WhiteWolf1468
Reviewed 1 week ago

As we walked towards the fortified city it’s towers and turrets were overwhelming. We had a local guide during our tour. The cobblestone walkways along the walls had some spots for picture taking, but we had to keep walking to hear the guide. There were...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Liz C
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Response from Marijkedol | Reviewed this property |
There is no entry fee for La Cité, the medieval town of Carcassonne. You enter through the main gate and can wander around at your own pace. There are parking areas nearby or bus shuttle services to the train station and... More
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I think they are only seasonal during the summer. Maybe July - August....
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Response from Willbeck | Reviewed this property |
It is LEAST busy later in the afternoon and evening. All the busses and the day travelers come in the morning. This place is so amazing that we took photos around town in the day and then went back and repeated them at... More