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Chateau Comtal

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Skip the Line: Carcassonne Castle and Ramparts Ticket
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1 rue Viollet le Duc, 11000 Carcassonne Center, Carcassonne, France
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All reviews audio guide short film buying tickets stair climbing gift shop great insight inner city history lesson le duc lovely visit three hours two hours information boards well worth the visit great castle entrance fee cathar history
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You would easily spend a day here, there is everything in here restaurants, shops and history. well worth the visit.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

lovely old architecture, well preserved and not neglected.. well worth a visit, spend some time there..

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank welshwilly
Reviewed October 28, 2018

So often, in my opinion, websites can colour the actual and enhance it. Here its easy to get lost in the magic..

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Went with a guided tour in a group so had the luxury of missing the queues and it being October so had a leisurely stroll around this wonderfully restored keep. But keep this in mind. When UNESCO made this a heritage site it was due...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kellylouiseburns
Reviewed October 3, 2018

I was very lucky to be able to attend a behind the scenes tour of Chateau Comtal recently. This was extremely informative, and took a group of eighteen of us into parts of Le Chateau normally off limits to tourists. We learnt the history of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank scotswahey2014
Reviewed September 30, 2018

The chateau incorporates a "keep" (4-story square shaped tower for last-resort retreats) which is open for tours. The ramparts (or remparts in French) can also be walked as part of this tour, views are exceptional. The ramparts have been given UNESCO World Heritage site recognition....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

Visiting the medieval citadel was one of the highlights of the trip to France. The film on the history of the Chateau was informative providing much context for walking through the structure. To really explore the fortifications, be aware that there are many steps. We...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Viagg16
Reviewed September 22, 2018

This visit is best taken outside of the main holiday period and the guided tour is recommended to obtain a greater understanding of the period of it’s splendor. Though small it is a gem.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nigel W
Reviewed September 20, 2018

We always take friends and family to visit this amazing structure. It’s like a fairytale castle. Lots of little shops and restaurants nearby. You could spend a whole day there and not get bored.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank N_IrelandFranco
Reviewed September 18, 2018

I spent nearly a day in Carcassonne walking the streets, ramparts, visiting church and this chateau. It was a very hot summer day, so get plenty of water with you, as there is not much shade. It was interesting to visit the castle and listen...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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