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Chateau Comtal

Address: 1, rue Viollet le Duc, 11000 Carcassonne, France
Phone Number: 00 33 4 6811 7070
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Ranked #5 of 32 Attractions in Carcassonne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Type: Castles, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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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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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We just had to come back again after being so entranced with our visit earlier this year that instead of a one day visit, we came for three. Allow yourself at least one full day here and plan to arrive early before it gets very busy. Entrance to La Cité is free, to visit the Château there is a fee... More 

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Wishaw, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

If you're visiting the cite you have to take the tour of the chateau and ramparts. At €8.50 it's a bargain. We paid the extra €3 for the audio guide and I would definitely recommend it. We learned so much from it and got the best views of the cite and beyond. Walking round the ramparts at the highest levels... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent, we loved the chateau. The audio guide is well worth the cost. We learned lots of facts and had myths dispelled. So much history and information about the whole Cite.

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Prestwick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Quite a lot of the building remains intact so there was plenty of interest. It is worth paying for the audio guide to know what you are looking at although we did have difficulty locating a few of the numbers for the guide

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Seeing this museum makes your Carcassonne visit more than just a shopping experience. We arrived just as they opened so missed some of the crowds. The exhibits are well signed in English, telling the history of the castle and general information about Cathars, and the rampart walk was very enjoyable. There was a special exhibit about Violette le Duc which... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Spent a very enjoyable couple of hours wandering round, cannot imagine visiting the cite without sparing the time to visit the chateau.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

There were many people in line but buying tickets went quickly. We did not bother to rent audio guides. But there were signs in English all over the place. The signs were in several languages, not just French and English. They described life in the chateau. After reading one of the signs, I learned that the border between France and... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We didn't do this on our first visit a few years ago, we should have! Apart from the stunning views the entry allows, a lot of the historical details are graphically represented on the information boards. Having an interest in matters Cathar, this was very interesting and put flesh on explanations given in books. Well worth the price.

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Ireland
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Real medieval experience you can feel yourself going back in time. The history surrounding the castle is wonderful. Lovely little streets full of gift shops and restaurants. Allow yourself plenty of time to explore this lovely region.

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