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Address: 1, rue Viollet le Duc, 11000 Carcassonne, France
Phone Number: 00 33 4 6811 7070
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We spent the day in Carcassonne and thought this was our best experience of the day. We thought the audio guide was pricey but it was well worth it for the information it shared... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We spent the day in Carcassonne and thought this was our best experience of the day. We thought the audio guide was pricey but it was well worth it for the information it shared. The video was good and showed the phases the city had been through. The ramparts walk was an excellent end to our afternoon.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Can get very busy and hot at the height of summer but well worth the tour. Particularly if you are a fan of the Kate Mosse novels.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The museum was interesting with an impressive model of La cite and attractive statues and frescoes. It was particularly enjoyable ad pleasant to walk along the ramparts and admire the great views over the city. Nevertheless, it is extremely busy during high season.

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Cumming, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

First, let me be clear. This should be a five-star site, based solely on its historical significance. I would not discourage anyone from seeing it. Having said that, however, there was much during our visit that needed improvement. I left with a sense of having learned comparatively little about the castle, its construction, and its place in the fascinating history... More 

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Hayward, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

You can enter the walled city and walk through the streets of the old city for free, but to understand and appreciate the historical significance, paying to visit the Chateau Comtal is really worthwhile. The English audio guide is excellent and needed if you don't read French. The castle is well preserved. Views of Carcassonne and the countryside are great.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is the most important place that one should visit in Carcassonne. It is well preserved and good explanation inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

A good option to visit is in the high heat of the day (1-3pm) as much of the experience is inside this amazing and naturally cool

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

There is a small charge to visit the Castle, but you get a lot. There is a film about the history of the castle, and than you can wander on the ramparts, with beautiful views on the city. An exhibition with Middle Age statues and paintings also inviting.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed the visit to the inner castle. We loved the video presentation and found the whole experience to be worth the expense. Somehow, it doesn't make sense to visit Carcassonne without visiting the inner castle. Do it

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The introductory film gave a good overview of the history of the castle and Viollet-LeDuc's restoration of it. We enjoyed touring the tower and ramparts and found the audio-guide gave very good explanations of the rooms we were seeing. The stairs and uneven flooring might deter some people, but there are mostly good handrails.

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Additional Information about Chateau Comtal

Address: 1, rue Viollet le Duc, 11000 Carcassonne, France
Phone Number: 00 33 4 6811 7070
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Languedoc-Roussillon  >  Aude  >  Carcassonne
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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