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Ranked #1 of 35 attractions in Carcassonne
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #2 of 35 attractions in Carcassonne
Category: Historic Sites; Historic Walking Areas; Neighborhoods; Cultural
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Ranked #3 of 35 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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Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Category: Castles; Cultural
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Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Category: Theaters; Performances
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Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #11 of 35 attractions in Carcassonne
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Ranked #12 of 35 attractions in Carcassonne
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Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Home of poet Joë Bousquet.
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Ranked #14 of 35 attractions in Carcassonne
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
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Ranked #15 of 35 attractions in Carcassonne
Category: Specialty Museums; Outdoors
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Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Category: Mysterious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #18 of 35 attractions in Carcassonne
Category: Art Museums; Museums
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Category: Theaters; Performances
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Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #21 of 35 attractions in Carcassonne
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Category: Sports Complexes; Sports
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Ranked #25 of 35 attractions in Carcassonne
Category: Military Museums; Museums
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Ranked #27 of 35 attractions in Carcassonne
Category: Theaters; Performances
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Ranked #28 of 35 attractions in Carcassonne
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
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Ranked #30 of 35 attractions in Carcassonne
Category: Museums
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