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Chateau Comtal

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Address: 1, rue Viollet le Duc, 11000 , Carcassonne, France
Phone Number: 00 33 4 6811 7070
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Very educational

We spent a long time doing the audio tour here which was very informative, and well worth the money, as it explained the happenings in this place over many centuries.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Barbara M
Stafford, United Kingdom

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent a long time doing the audio tour here which was very informative, and well worth the money, as it explained the happenings in this place over many centuries.

Thank Barbara M
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This amazing fortified city was built over hundreds of years. Many times being torn apart by looters and restored again. But today it is in excellent condition and boasts restaurants, accommodation, gift shops, activities and museums. Certainly worth the visit.

Thank Globalcrtique
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The chateau is within the old cite of Carcassonne and you have to pay to get in. It is well worth the money and I would advise the audio guide to get best value culturally from a visit. The whole of the cite is wonderful this the Jewel.

Thank Anthony Barnsle... S
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent over 3 hours in the chateau and ramparts - nice gift shop and small interesting rooms, easy to navigate but you can get a audio guide if you want which i think was 3 euros each extra

1 Thank swift314
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was really nice to be able to see everything in the chateau, so much history all explained. Lovely gift shop inside for all those little things to take away.

Thank Frances G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a morning visiting the Chateau, absorbing the past and history of the place. Whilst not all the rooms are dressed with period pieces, there was some fascinating stone work, amazing views and the opportunity to walk along the inner ramparts through the towers. Information board were provides to learn about what the towers were used for and how... More 

Thank HnS_007
Mawnan Smith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

A must-see when visiting la Cité in Carcassonne. I've been round 4 times, and whether you have a guided tour, use the audio guide, or just wander round independently, it's a most impressive and interesting building with a fascinating history. From the ramparts, the views are amazing...photo opportunities at every turn. Excellent gift shop at the end.

Thank Sue S
Buckinghamshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Well thought out and the information on the guides is exceptional and very easy to use. We visited on a day when it was raining but still enjoyed the outside wall walk.

Thank Knights59
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

The entrance is a bit expansive but it's a must see in the medieval town. The history of the castle is very interesting and the view from the walk around the defences are amazing.

Thank Cath S
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

It cost 23 Euro for 2 adults with the audio tour to get in here. As the signs all have an English translation you could probably visit quite happily without the audio tour but the signs didnt tell you as much as you got to know from the audio tour. There is a video telling the history of the castle... More 

2 Thank Lucyland13

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