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Carcassonne Medieval City

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Address: A61 West, Carcassonne, France
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Carcassonne Sightseeing Tour
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Medieval Cité of Carcassonne Guided Tour for 2 Hours

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A magical city

It's a delight to wander around this medieval city and enjoy the sights - both modern and ancient. Excellent food, wonderful shops and of course the ancient history of this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a delight to wander around this medieval city and enjoy the sights - both modern and ancient. Excellent food, wonderful shops and of course the ancient history of this remarkable walled fortress/city.

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Shanghai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Title says it all. All the tjunder of the place is taken out by the total tourist kunket shops and bad restaurants inside the fortress area. Views are otherwise stunning Good potential if they could kick out these scammers and do something more authentic and eith real vultural depth.

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although it is definitely a tourist destination, it works! We enjoyed exploring the structures and learning about the architecture. It is full of tourist shops and cafes -- but we enjoyed the meals that we had there. We were there in the off season so it was quiet enough that there was never a line or wait for tours. Definitely... More 

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Mochdre
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my third visit over a six year period. Would love to go more often! For lovers of all things medieval you can not wish for more with its breathtaking views and history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Brill place to wander look at the shops and the cafés etc. Old walls fun, try to figure which bits were for which 🎥

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High Peak
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From virtually everywhere in Carcassonne you can see this impressive medieval Cite. Inside despite it's tourist shops and cafes it does not disappoint and with its narrow windy streets it is still an architectural gem. Best of all it is open 24 hours and free to walk around so can be enjoyed at any time of day. What is more... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a real nice visit, especially because being off season there were not many people around (I am told that in full season you can bearly walk around). The best is to get 'lost' in the narrow cobbled streets and have the 'medieval spirit' sink in. Many shops selling souvenirs and very few people live there now, however it... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Carcassonne cite is an incredible medieval treat. Although the narrow streets are filled with tourist shops and restaurants, the whole city retains its charm and mystique. Plenty of places to eat; you can walk the walls of the city and the Basilique Saint Nazaire (main church) has breathtaking 12th century stained glass and stonework. A treat for history enthusiasts.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such an imposing view when you arrive in Carcassone and definitely worth a visit. You can visit the remapants, a torture museum, have a drink or lunch in the queue, and stay if you like

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This medieval town is very attractive from a distance but very touristy inside and I think there are better places in the Czech Republic. If you are nearby it is worth a visit though.

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