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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...more
1 rue Viollet le Duc, 11000 Carcassonne Center, Carcassonne, France
The City of Carcassonne is a place which has to be visited many times unless one choses to stay there for a week. So much is to be seen. We have been in all seasons during the past twenty five years and we are still...More
Wellpreserved medieval castle dating back to Roman times. Wonderful cathedral , restaurants, shops and entertainment. Wonder the streets and experience a fully interactive community living inside the city walls.
We visited the chateau on a holiday when there was no admission fee. Frankly, I’m not sure it’s worth paying a fee to see.
It’s a walk-through self-guided tour with limited signage. We found that the crowd moved us along at a pace that did...More
This is a beautiful castle with lovely views and plenty to look at whilst walking around. We visited when the target art installation was displayed which was really cool. Great for whole family to walk around.
For anyone interested in history this is up there. The chateau and walls were extensively renovated in the 19th and early part of the 20th centuries and the results are spectacular. There a a lot of steps, some of which are a bit uneven, and...More
When you have been to a few castles you realise quite how large this Castle is. It is on a scale that you rarely see. Inside the walls there is whole town all in keeping with the area. Includes Hotels, restaurants and shops etc, i.e....More
What a place! We were there on Aug. 15 and were able to see a candle parade from the village up the citadel. Our B&B had a great view of the castle and we got to walk the Ramparts at night when the lights are...More
A honey pot location drawing visitors from far and wide. We spent three hours wandering the ramparts and narrow streets that are peppered with bars and eateries. The volume of tat tourist goods spoilt it somewhat and the confusing “art” of yellow concentric circles had...More
Hi Gary, We were staying at Le Donjon which is a hotel within the city walls. We did not have a guide. There are audio guides available for some of the sights. The ramparts afforded us wonderful views of the surrounding... More
Hi Gary, We were staying at Le Donjon which is a hotel within the city walls. We did not have a guide. There are audio guides available for some of the sights. The ramparts afforded us wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and was well worth doing. The Basilica was interesting with great stained glass windows - but not fantastic.