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Cathar Castles

Carcassonne, France
+33 4 68 11 70 72
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Carcassonne, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed at a place across from the castle and when we asked where to eat in town they said the best place was the castle. When we entered the castle that night it blew us away. It was a vibrant hive of activity. Shops...More

Thank JKfromNCC
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's easy to become confused with the various Carcassonne listings on TripAdvisor, particularly the reference to the "Cathar Castles". The Cathar Castles is not in any meaningful sense a discrete tourist attraction; instead, it's a group of castles scattered over a relatively wide area. The...More

1  Thank TomPhilUK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had arranged a personalised guided tour since we were only in Carcassonne for 2 days. It was a 3 hour tour and I suggest that anyone visiting should do this as so much can be missed by just strolling around on your own. I...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well castles are built high up to stop being invaded and over run. Hills and steps go together . Its part of the plan. But if you are of stout heart and study limbs ,Make haste and enjoy . you only get the true feeling...More

3  Thank MaisonLorchidee
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I listened to the naysayers and almost did not visit this amazing place. Finally decided to try it out for a night on our way to Provence. We stayed within the walls at the Best Western and it was an awesome decision. Yes, its probably...More

Thank Arunie C
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The place is a shambles during August, at least, and you really don't see anything worthwhile, unless you take a proper guided tour (remembering that most of it is a 19th Century recreation). The only reason to go is to eat (probably poorly) and look...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Carcassonne is a must see if you are in the area. I first had it done as a one and done site. However I feel I want to go back and stay in the Bishop hotel and have the full experience of staying over night....More

Thank miller0811
Reviewed 30 July 2017

such a place intrigues everyone who visits it you can almost imagine being in the past there, it is well worth a visit

Thank richardbrand1
Reviewed 30 July 2017

So incredibly beautiful. It is a long walk but well worth it. We did every thing and spent the best part of a day there. I would defiantly go back the views were amazing and the castle is just stunning. There are some small shops...More

Thank Sophie300905
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Carcassonne is a bit like Mont Saint Michel : crowds gathered on a tiny spot, and lots of tourist shops to cater to the masses. However, it's still an exceptional place and I hope the below tips will help you enjoy your trip. - A...More

4  Thank Guillaume R
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16 April 2017|
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Response from ukbobdog | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can as castle is very close to town centre but to enjoy your experience there is a colourful street train which will take you up as it up a steep hill. you can even spend a whole day perusing the shops within (free... More
22 September 2016|
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Response from Bruce H | Reviewed this property |
I took my own car on the Ferry from Dover-Calais and drove down. Assume you're flying in from USA so presumably into Paris CDG. I'd consider taking the TGV train to maybe Avignon, hire a car there and drive down past... More