Things to Do in Carcassonne Center

Things to Do in Carcassonne Center, France - Carcassonne Center Attractions

Things to Do in Carcassonne Center

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  • jimles7
    Princeton, KY626 contributions
    This is my second time to see the castle of castles. It's size is enormous and is wonderful walking around absorbing all the history this place has to offer. The restaurants are very good and shopping is exceptional. This is one of my most favorite places to visit in France. Come here to get your medieval fix. It's incredible!
    Written July 4, 2022
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  • explore_with_may
    Philippines650 contributions
    Worth the train ride from Toulouse, especially if you are a fan of Kate Mosse or medieval castles and walls. Wonderfully preserved, with awesome views from the ramparts. Entrance to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Chateau Comtal de Carcassonne is EUR 9.50, with EUR 3 for the audio guide. You could easily spend a day here just exploring it streets, sitting down on a bench somewhere with a good book, or having a nice meal.
    Written June 17, 2022
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  • Steve_Grant1
    Oldham, UK1,346 contributions
    This is a must visit whilst in the Old Town. Don't let the entrance charge put you off as it is well worth the money.
    Written April 5, 2022
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  • Swedishtomcat
    Diss, UK3,075 contributions
    The basilica boasts some hugely ornate and very colourful stained glass windows. We particularly liked the massive round tartan-esque patterned north window, but the rest are all gorgeous.
    Written May 13, 2022
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  • Sandro PB
    Helmsange, Luxembourg191 contributions
    Once you have parked in the village, walked to the entrance and paid the fee (face mask compulsory inside) you then take off your mask for the steepish walk up the hillside paths to reach each of the 4 castle ruins in turn. Allow 2 hours to do the tour. Ticket includes access to viewpoint across the valley which you can then drive to afterwards.
    Written August 16, 2020
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  • MRB01
    Carcassonne Center, France857 contributions
    Just a beautiful place to visit. So lovely to be back after the last couple of years. Perfect to see families and friends enjoy the views and the beaches. Still a lot of improvements going on to the dam and the new water fountains but still stunning. Walked into the woods today with a picnic and peace and tranquillity was the order of the day. Good place for dog walks but dogs must be on leads. A perfect place to visit if in Carcassonne and there is a bus service.
    Written June 1, 2022
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  • MissCNW4
    Monmouthshire, UK285 contributions
    A small but very lovely place. Parking available although very busy (they have an overflow car park) The gift shop was big with lots of lovely gifts. The assistant was very good and spoke with us in English which was kind. Not a great amount of animals, but lots of each species - all animals were very healthy and happy. We highly recommend the tours with park assistants including a talk about kangaroos (in French) handle parakeets, get close to wallabies and feed ostrich’s. This was excellent and the highlight of the trip which is why I’d recommend it. (Be careful with your timings - they are not always at the right time - make sure you’re at the meeting point early or follow crowds) Lots of games and Aboriginal themed activities and areas for children including a park. A good set menu at €11.50 but we chose not to eat here, lots of picnic benches. It was very busy which was great for the park. We spent 3 hours here, perhaps you could spend longer with children.
    Written August 15, 2018
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  • explore_with_may
    Philippines650 contributions
    Best way to get to the Cité as it gives you views of it as you walk down the bridge. Be careful as there are parts of the bridge that are not even. At the right side of the foot of the bridge before you start traversing it, you can find the small Chapelle Notre Dame de la Sante (Our Lady of Good Health). There are tiles on one of its walls thanking the Virgin Mary for one reason or another.
    Written June 17, 2022
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  • Swedishtomcat
    Diss, UK3,075 contributions
    More austere and far less elaborate than the basilica in La Cité. We wondered in, did a circuit around the pews and then exited - in and out in three minutes.
    Written May 13, 2022
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  • Swedishtomcat
    Diss, UK3,075 contributions
    Lots of bars and eateries line this colourful square. There’s also a handy branch of Carrefour Express which is perfect for a quick shop.
    Written May 13, 2022
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  • Waddler
    York, UK9,610 contributions
    The main car parks are on the other side, but I think its worth walking around to this entrance, which I think is the more dramatic way to come in.
    Written June 5, 2022
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  • Swedishtomcat
    Diss, UK3,075 contributions
    This former school has two main classrooms and three extra rooms to explore. Each room is adorned with teaching aids dating from 1880s to 1960s. It was fun to see these and even better to try out the quill pens whilst squeezed in awkwardly at a child’s school desk. They’ve even got hopscotch in the playground.
    Written May 13, 2022
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  • Timothy M
    San Francisco, CA256 contributions
    I found this museum to have interesting exhibits of the inquisition. Not for the squimish as exhibits are a little disturbing. It is a rather limited museum and on the small side.
    Written January 16, 2019
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  • Michael R
    Phoenix, AZ306 contributions
    Not the Louvre, not the D'Orsay, but a proud museum of art covering several centuries. This is worth a couple of hours of contemplation. When we visited, there were no crowds of visitors blocking views and the personnel were quite enthusiastic that we see all the pictures on display. There were some English explanations, but we would have benefited from more. We possessed limited French and a decided lack of contextual knowledge to interpret the content -- e.g., "Le Dernier Des Merovingiens" by Luminais depicts an angry red haired man getting his hair cut off--as we learned later, losing the symbol of his power as a Merovigian king. And, "Les Cherifas" by Benjamin Constant. Hard to see even though a larger than life painting. But overall, one can appreciate the collection and the commitment of the cultural community in the city and region.
    Written April 30, 2022
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  • KatieinMatlock
    Matlock, UK449 contributions
    The theatre is at the far side of La Cite. La Cite is all cobbled and a bit hilly, so can be difficult in a wheelchair. At the venue, we get a different entrance, that means we can avoid the stairs. Treated like royalty. Was able to stay in my chair and be on the front row of the free placement seats. Lovely open air stage. Quite an intimate venue. Excellent acoustics. Artists can mingle with the audience at the sides. Wonderful evening.
    Written August 28, 2018
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