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CHATEAU ET REMPARTS DE LA CITE DE CARCASSONNE

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Address: 1 rue Viollet le Duc, 11000 Carcassonne, France
Phone Number: +33 4 68 11 70 70
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Carcassonne was settled as early as the 6th century BC and later became an...

Carcassonne was settled as early as the 6th century BC and later became an important Roman town. It was fortified in the 4th century and was a strategic site in the Middle Ages. It took on its definitive shape in the 13th century with the king’s decision to construct the distinctive double-walled ramparts and extend the castle. The city was restored by Viollet-le-Duc in the 19th century and is a testimony to 1,000 years of military architecture and 2,600 years of history. See a 12-minute film combining 3-D images and close-up footage; walk along the galleries, the fortified walls and the north ramparts; discover the museum of masonry and many other attractions. Designated world heritage site by UNESCO. Open: > April to September: from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. > October to March: from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last admission 45 minutes before closing time. Closed: > 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 8,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 5,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups

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Amazing walls and ramparts affording outstanding views of the town and countryside. Of course there a a lot of steps and climbing so this is not for the less agile. The scale... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing walls and ramparts affording outstanding views of the town and countryside. Of course there a a lot of steps and climbing so this is not for the less agile. The scale and thickness o the walls and the number of actual towers was very impressive. I just wish that I was a ten year old again as my imagination... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large queues at the ticket desk but worth it for the information learned from the self guided tour. Its difficult to take in all of this amazing place's history but its a must-see if you are in Carcassone

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To see and understand the purpose of this great medieval city, spend a few euros (8.50 pp) and take your time around the castle and ramparts.If you are under 25 take your ID and its free! The history is also written in English and the views stunning. Kids will love it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love castles or medieval history, this is a great place to visit. Strolling through the restored castle and ramparts is a lot of fun. Be sure to have good walking shoes on, because you'll be climbing a number of stairs. The town itself is cute if kind of cheesy. Lots of shops selling candy, trinkets and dried, candied... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Integral part of medievil city. Adds to complete picture how it was centuries ago. But it is alive. Very charming and romantic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A marvellous, atmospheric place, oozing history from its pores. It was a centre of the Cathar heresy in the middle ages and suffered in the Albigensian Crusade. The city is a little reminiscent of Mont Saint Michel but only in that it has old narrow streets with tourist shops, and good luck to them. It's better later in the day... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came on the first Sunday of the month which is free, apparently. Fantastic castle and great views from the ramparts. The audio was disappointing - all about the renovations when I was more interested in what life inside must have been like. A must-see if you're here though

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Toulouse in last Christmas and visited this place. This appeared to me one of the most appealing and one of the best medieval city. We reached here on our Day 4 by train. We took 08-15am train and reached at Carcassion station at 9-25am. It was 70 mins journey from Toulouse Matabieu rail station and the fare... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a visit if only for the views and the walk around the ramparts. There is little to see inside and the film to watch about the place is boring and a job to read the subtitles if you are sat down! If you have trouble with stairs avoid it as there are a lot!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

I spent two nights inside the castle, and felt the morning breeze when i walked through the Pont Vieux from the castle to the downtown... You can also find a local old cemetery next to the main gate of citadel...view from the castle to the town is as beautiful as from the town to the castle... U will find a... More 

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