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Carcassonne Medieval City

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Address: A61 West, Carcassonne, France
Phone Number: +33 4 68 10 24 30
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Carcassonne Sightseeing Tour
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Medieval Cité of Carcassonne Guided Tour for 2 Hours

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Lovely city. Really good place to visit - but probably only for a long day. The rest of the region is beautiful, so good place to base yourself.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely city. Really good place to visit - but probably only for a long day. The rest of the region is beautiful, so good place to base yourself.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

the best moment of the day to visit is early in the morning or after 8pm because the shops are closed and the place looks more as a medieval city. don t eat in the restaurants inside the medieval city , because most of them only serve canned food that they say is home cooked!

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

At least a day of activity including a tour of the citadel. Plenty of restaurants offering good choice of budget & taste.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is probably the best Medieval city we ever visite and we visited few. It's quite big, has loads of amenities and a number of good restaurants. We will be back

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Glad we persevered and found the medieval city since our GPS only took us to the modern city. In spite of being able to see the medieval city on the hill, it was still a bit difficult to find! Signage was unclear as to how and where to enter. We ended up going up the back side in the hope... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We did this on a tour and I wasn't sure what to expect. I was amazed at the excellent condition of the city and the history. It rained while we were there but it did not dampen our visit. I would have loved to stay at the hotel within the walls.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A perfect place to celebrate a special occasion like my daughters 50th birthday. The peace and quiet among such surroundings are very difficult to find but worth it when you do.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an UNESCO World Heritage Site founded in the fifth century. Well preserved and a joy to visit. It takes the visitor back in time. The shops and cafes are incorporated into the period. It is free to enter and well worth the time.

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Hendaye, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Carcassonne La Cité is a well preserved medieval city, surrounded completely by the ancient city walls. It is quite touristic with lots of restaurants and souvenir shops and at times crowded with people, but still worth a visit. When arriving by car there is a parking lot near the main entrance which is not cheap (about 3€ per hour) but... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here in mid November and were walking around in shorts. It was a comfortable 17 degrees and i think the locals thought we were odd walking around in such summery clothes. The walled city has lots of winding roads that lead to interesting little eateries, little souvenier shops and vantage points to enjoy the stunning view of the... More 

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