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Ranked #1 of 32 attractions in Carcassonne
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #2 of 32 attractions in Carcassonne
Category: Historic Sites; Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods; Cultural
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Ranked #3 of 32 attractions in Carcassonne
Category: Castles; Cultural
Owner description: Carcassonne was settled as early as the 6th century BC and later became an important Roman town. It was fortified in the 4th... more » Owner description: 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 « less
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Ranked #4 of 32 attractions in Carcassonne
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Category: Castles; Cultural
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Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #9 of 32 attractions in Carcassonne
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #11 of 32 attractions in Carcassonne
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Ranked #12 of 32 attractions in Carcassonne
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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Ranked #13 of 32 attractions in Carcassonne
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Home of poet Joë Bousquet.
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Ranked #14 of 32 attractions in Carcassonne
Category: Specialty Museums; Outdoors
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Ranked #15 of 32 attractions in Carcassonne
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #16 of 32 attractions in Carcassonne
Category: Mysterious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #17 of 32 attractions in Carcassonne
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Ranked #18 of 32 attractions in Carcassonne
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Ranked #19 of 32 attractions in Carcassonne
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Ranked #20 of 32 attractions in Carcassonne
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Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #21 of 32 attractions in Carcassonne
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #22 of 32 attractions in Carcassonne
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Ranked #23 of 32 attractions in Carcassonne
Category: Military Museums; Museums
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Ranked #26 of 32 attractions in Carcassonne
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
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Ranked #27 of 32 attractions in Carcassonne
Category: Museums
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Ranked #28 of 32 attractions in Carcassonne
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Museum of Coat of Arms and Crests is unique in its collections of paintings on glass of historical interest. Many stained... more » Owner description: The Museum of Coat of Arms and Crests is unique in its collections of paintings on glass of historical interest. Many stained glasses on the Golden Fleece as well as religious themes. Also a unique series of drawings on the croisade albigeoise about the Cathares. Public and School activities all year round : creation of crests, medieval seals, ancient writtings... « less
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