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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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High Peak
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a really lovely visit to Carcassonne. A beautiful walled city. You travel back in time.. The children loved it. Would definitely return

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in a b and b by the river and the walk up in the rain certainly warms you up.The whole place even in the rain was wonderful to see,there are many little streets,many restaurants and even some of the shops were open.We als did the inside paid tour which is something of a must do.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Chateau at Carcassonne is a large fortress on a hill which encloses a small town within the outer walls comprising shops and restaurants, then you come to the main fortress with it's own inner walls. We visited in the winter so the lines were short, but they can be vary long in the summer. The chateau has no furnishings... More 

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Monclova, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic place. We were only there for overnight so we didn't get to do and see everything but we had a fantastic evening dinner and did a little shopping before the shops closed and just walked the city.

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Romagne, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OK, unless you're actually staying in the walled city, it is a bit of a hike but certainly worth every step. It is impossible to put the experience into words but it is simply amazing.

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