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Skip the Line: Carcassonne Castle and Ramparts Ticket
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Skip the Line: Carcassonne Castle and Ramparts Ticket
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“cobbled streets”(115 reviews)
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A61 West | Sur la Rive droite de l'Aude, 11000 Carcassonne Center, Carcassonne, France
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All reviewsmedieval citycobbled streetsshops and restaurantsshops sellingwithin the wallstourist trapcassouletwalk aroundoff seasonouter wallsstep back in timegreat place to visitmiddle agesmedieval timeswell worth the visitsouth of francetourist office
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Reviewed today

Great shops and restaurants as well as getting to walk around and through the medieval city. Catch the little train into the city centre for a nice day then return for just a few Euros. Great views of the city and surrounding mountains, just wonderful

Thank MadCookKath
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

For many people Carcassonne might be out of the way. It would be a shame to miss seeing the walled city. It's really special. And just a short walk away is the town with many shops and restaurants. Overall, very worthwhile.

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a guided tour here which was excellent. Nice to find such a well preserved mediaeval city. Hundreds of restaurants-90 % of which have the same menu. There are no supermarkets in the city and buying provisions can be difficult.possibly best to stay elsewhere and...More

Thank oilmanDorset_U_K_
Reviewed yesterday

Whilst very busy with day trippers during the day, the city is quite magical at night. You have to pay approx. 9 Euros to see some parts however. We had hoped to walk the whole perimeter but "Health and Safety" have put a stop to...More

Thank A J
Reviewed yesterday

A city within walls. You can walk around it, go on a petite train or on a horse and carriage. Lots of artisan shops and cafes/restaurants to visit, a chateaux and beautiful church. The petite train can also take you into the modern town of...More

Thank Knowless
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the best castle I have ever been to. You can walk all around the ramparts and learn lots about it’s history. The entry fee is well worth the money and there are plenty of shops and restaurants inside too

Thank span27
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Carcassonne wears its age well. Like an ageing matron she carries the superficiality of a dreamy theme park yet does not seem to mind the throngs of pilgrims who flock en masse to visit France’s second most popular sight (after the Eiffel Tower). It’s compact...More

Thank PaulHellander
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A wonderfully preserved walk through history itself. A highlight! Plenty of restaurants, cafes, shops and delights to satisfy you. With an incredible view of the city!

Thank Katelynisawally
Reviewed 3 days ago

The city of stone houses (mostly tourist shops & cafes) within the castle was in very good condition and depicted what life must have been like in the medieval ages. Lots of tourists in summer and some tourist trap cafes (poor quality food for the...More

Thank Yologer
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Came here for a weekend break with friends. The medieval city is slightly out of town, a 25 min walk from the town centre, or a 5 min taxi ride. As a tourist attraction it is nice, but all you get is slightly tacky shops...More

Thank Pratik T
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Liz C
June 10, 2018|
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Response from Enjoylifealways_11 | Reviewed this property |
Normal daytime hours plus the evening for food as well. The walls can be accessed until 5.
May 29, 2018|
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Response from Lisa G | Reviewed this property |
I think they are only seasonal during the summer. Maybe July - August....
May 15, 2018|
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Response from Willbeck | Reviewed this property |
It is LEAST busy later in the afternoon and evening. All the busses and the day travelers come in the morning. This place is so amazing that we took photos around town in the day and then went back and repeated them at... More