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Carcassonne Medieval City

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Address: A61 West, Carcassonne, France
Phone Number: 33 0 468 102 430
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I always take friends here. My mother says "It's like Disneyland, but the real thing." There are super touristy shops, but also some nice leather, clothing, and a tea shop worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I always take friends here. My mother says "It's like Disneyland, but the real thing." There are super touristy shops, but also some nice leather, clothing, and a tea shop worth visiting. You can walk along the ramparts for some great views of the Pyrenees and Montagnenoire. It is free to enter, but you have to pay to park. Best... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We have visited Carcassonne twice... The first time was in the height of the summer when hotels rooms were hard to come by, and most recently in late September. What a difference! While still busy, the old city wasn't bursting at the seams. It is easy to stroll around and take in the incredible views, day or night. A walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

It was early morning and the suns rays were filtering through the treetops. Leaving the motel I felt like an adventurer who would soon be transported into another time. A wonderful time to visit as there is no one around bar cleaners - yes the shops are closed but I went to see the Medieval city and experience it not... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Loving history and always fantasising that time travel was possible, this is as close as you get on a quiet day. Of course the once the weekend comes along you're back in shopping heaven with everyone! But I loved it, it is magical and well worth the visit. Oh and the restaurants are good too :)

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Fantastic trip to somewhere I have always wanted to visit. Everything I hoped it would be. Lovely food, great atmosphere, beautiful place. We were there in the run up to Easter and it was not too crowded, but getting busy by Good Friday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Great time had and they had a small market on Saturday that included amazing cheeses, salami's and pate's and wines. Good restaurants and amazing views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Fabulous fairly tale location, and not as commercial as we worried it might have been which was good. it is quite small, so after a day or so you will want something else to do - Cathar Castles for example! a place to wander quietly, but you might struggle with quiet in high season! Plenty of restaurants, although not many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This is one of those things you must do in some moment of your life if you can. There no words that I could use here to describe being in Carcassonne. Just walking and looking around is awesome.

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Oakbank, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

I loved every moment! Loose yourself in this ancient city - simply breathtaking! The scale of some of the architecture is truly magnificent. A must see if you are in this area of France. I want to go back!

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Gunning, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

Carcassonne is incredible from the outside and the inside. You see it from the distance, including from the motorway, then see the signs; it's easy to get to. Then you walk through the old town and explore. Do it!

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