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Chateau Comtal

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Address: 1, rue Viollet le Duc, 11000 Carcassonne, France
Phone Number: 00 33 4 6811 7070
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Nice architecture, interesting history

This visit is very interesting and you can enjoy the architecture. Going with a guide is best because he'lol tell you all about the fascinating story of the castle and so on!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Toulouse, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

We were at the cité last Sunday and planned our visit according to the timings annouced and were at the tickets office at 17:35, more than the stated 45 mins before closure annouced at 18:30. Unfortunately we were told that we could not access the chateau because we would have to leave at 18:00... They stated that the official timings... More 

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Toulouse, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This visit is very interesting and you can enjoy the architecture. Going with a guide is best because he'lol tell you all about the fascinating story of the castle and so on!

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

To find a chateau 'inside' the medieval citie was really interesting and although not furnished there was so much information about how it had been.

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Herentals, Antwerpen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Carcassonne castle started out as an urban palace, built against the late roman city wall. Eventually forming a U around a courtyard the edifice was not particularly fortified in the days of the Trencavel viscounts. The residence became a stronghold in the thirteenth century : A closing wall with several towers, a lookout and a barbican were erected. Existing buildings... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The Chateau is well worth the visit. A good brief film orients the visitors to the structure, and its history. the interior tour is extensive, and the views from the towers and ramparts are great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is a must if you visit the medieval cite. The rampart walk is well worth it - lovely views over the town and as far as the mountains.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Loved the ramparts walk and views. there was an interesting audio visual presentation too. Watch out for the wind - it can be very strong in Carcassonne generally but especially in the Citie. Also interesting exhibits inside

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I was (pleasantly) shocked to find that this was the only part of the medieval city that was not free. It would be worth the money to visit the museum and walk around in the tallest towers and ramparts. The historical explanations were very helpful and interesting, including a very well done video with subtitles in French, English and Spanish.... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Not to expensive to enter, 8euros. Gives you access to the rampants and the main keep which is full of info and displays. Can't wait Togo back,stunning views from the walls.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

although it has been rebuilt, the architect was inspired. The film at the start of the tour helps enormously. Lots of steps so not for those who struggle. A visit in poor weather would lose some of the magic and of course the views from the ramparts

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