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Castle and Ramparts of Carcassonne

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Address: 1, rue Viollet-le-Duc, 11000 Carcassonne, France
Phone Number: 04 68 11 70 70
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Description: Carcassonne was settled as early as the 6th century BC and later became an...
Carcassonne was settled as early as the 6th century BC and later became an important Roman town. It was fortified in the 4th century and was a strategic site in the Middle Ages. It took on its definitive shape in the 13th century with the king’s decision to construct the distinctive double-walled ramparts and extend the castle. The city was restored by Viollet-le-Duc in the 19th century and is a testimony to 1,000 years of military architecture and 2,600 years of history. See a 12-minute film combining 3-D images and close-up footage; walk along the galleries, the fortified walls and the north ramparts; discover the museum of masonry and many other attractions. Designated world heritage site by UNESCO. Open:> April to September: from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.> October to March: from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last admission 45 minutes before closing time. Closed:> 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 8,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 5,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
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600 years of French and English togetherness !

Reall enjoyable visit to have some understanding of life in France in the 16th century. You can experience so superb mediavial architecture.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

unfortunately once inside the castle' local shops, ice cream parlour , restaraunts etc dominate. Once you have seen one site you have seen them all. Nothing points this site out as being more special than many others we have visited

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Reall enjoyable visit to have some understanding of life in France in the 16th century. You can experience so superb mediavial architecture.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I've been here with a friend of mine, it's a beautiful castle and defenitely worth visiting. Most of it is free, you only need to pay when you want to get in, 'in' the castle. We didn't went in, but even then it's great to visit it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The most beautiful of all the medieval cities in France. If you have time spend a few days here, there is much to see in the way of the buildings and church within the walls as spectacular views from Les Remparts!, Take a camera! A lot of walking but well worth aching calves the next day! If you are not... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Obviously better give your money as a donation....8.5 Euro for that is a real joke Almost nothing to see just a cash machine

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

From romans to 18th century soldiers, the castle of Carcassonne has a rich history. Take your time to wander around the castle and on the ramparts. Even though it is crowded, it is a lot quieter than in the streets of the city. Moreover, you learn about the city's and castle's history. Don't forget to have a look at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A truly fascinating place. Clearly a great deal of money has been spent restoring this historically important site (hence its Unesco World Heritage rating). Overall this has been well done, although this is where the great debate is - has it been overdone, or is it truly representative of the time? Either way its difficult not to be impressed by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Doesn't open until 10am by which time everything is getting crowded during July. A lovely view from the walls makes this well worth doing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The castle and ramparts of Carcassonne are a must see on any visit to the south a France. A walk around the inner walls, the castle walls, and the inner and outer ramparts can take a long time. Do it in the morning before the sun is too strong. It is just magnificent!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Not for any who are unfit as a lot of stairs, but the talking handset guide is very good and there is the alternative of a guided tour. The reconstruction is excellent.

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Address: 1, rue Viollet-le-Duc, 11000 Carcassonne, France
Phone Number: 04 68 11 70 70
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Languedoc-Roussillon  >  Aude  >  Carcassonne

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