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“disappointed” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Musee de la Torture de Carcassone

Le Musee de la Torture de Carcassone
Ranked #24 of 69 things to do in Carcassonne
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“disappointed”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

the content is poor and the price too high.
the museum is split in 2 parts and the second is "useless". we did not understand what they were trying to acheve and it took us 5 min to go through it.
i would not recommend it

Visited July 2012
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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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250 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“A bit shocking”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2012

What I did not like here was that there were several desplays where detailled descriptions were only in French. If international tourists are as abundant as they are here, multilingual descriptions should be available.

Visited July 2012
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Australia
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29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Gruesome but informative”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2012

Very interesting and compelling historical information provided here. However, the place needs to be cleaned up - and given an overhaul. The person working here was welcoming and helpful but the physical environment needs work. E.g. Lighting needs to be improved and signs (namely those outside) need to be redone. With a spring clean, this place can continue to add to the exp[erience of Carcassone.

Visited May 2012
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Not worth the money”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2012

Yes, they had a few interesting pieces in the museum (Iron Maiden, the Pear, etc.) but there isn't anything really amazing or fascinating about this museum. You don't gain much by visiting here over just looking up medieval torture devices on the Internet. We paid the student prices of 5.50 euro and still didn't feel that it was worth it. We spent about 30 minutes or less and that was really milking it for all it was worth.

Visited May 2012
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England
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15 attraction reviews
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“Think twice before you take the kids!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2012

You might say 'well it's in the title', but this really is quite a serious museum of torture instruments. There are some museums and castles which have torture instruments which most people don't think about their kids seeing, but this is something else. These are materials used by the Inquisition against witches and heretics and left me and my companion feeling rather shocked and nauseated. One more word of warning - if you do decide to go, make sure your or one of your party's French is up to scratch, because only the most basic descriptions of anything are in English, and some of that is incorrect.

Visited April 2012
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