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Review of Carcassonne Medieval City

Carcassonne Medieval City
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Medieval Cité of Carcassonne Guided Tour for 2 Hours
Ranked #1 of 69 things to do in Carcassonne
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“brilliant history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

visited in a group and i loved it i loved to see the beautiful view and the nice little villages all around this is nice to see and great to take some photos!

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Roseville, California
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“carcassonne castle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

Amazing a must if your in France and for all of you that enjoy Castles.This was my 1st castle that I ever visted I wish I had more time their.Their is lodging inside wish I could have stayed one nite. Have Fun!

Visited July 2012
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Manchester
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“Great for a break”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

I have visited Carcassonne in the past and enjoyed the experience but our weekend break in December while the Christmas markets in the old town were on was really special. Ice skating, rides and a big wheel, and lots of food stalls spread throughout the town, hot wine and hot chocolate everywhere. Saturday and Sunday were the liveliest and had the best atmosphere. Sunny but cold seems to be the norm, and lots of bargain hotel prices. Great way to get Christmas shopping done.
Wheel chair users and those with mobility problems might find a visit to the castle difficult but the old town is level, well paved and mainly pedestrianised.

Visited December 2012
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The moon
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“Tacky tourism overshadows real beauty”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

At the time of our visit, the city was overrun by tourists crowded into each of the tacky shops buying awful plastic souvenirs. On a quiet day it would be something quite special I am sure but we chose to stay only a short time within the walls due to coach loads of visitors. Entering the cathedral was magical as we escaped the crowds and were mesmerised by the haunting vocals of a visiting Russian quartet performing from the pulpit. It was so beautiful we bought their CD and still enjoy it today. It is also amazing to marvel at the sheer scale of this city by walking around outside the walls - less people too.

Visited July 2012
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“Beautiful City”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

Visited for a couple of hours in November. We flew in to Toulouse as were visiting friends in France and they suggested we meet here for a visit before heading to their place. So glad we did - its beautiful! The narrow streets with the shops, bars and restaurants within them are great. Its very quaint and really has a great atmosphere. Its very special and I could have walked around for hours soaking up the atmosphere.
We stopped in one of the local restaurants for lunch and had fantastic Cassoulet which I understand is a local speciality - it was delicious!
There are some great little shops with traditional French sweets and goods and there are some more touristy type shops but I guess thats inevitable.
We visited the large church within the walls too which is worth a visit.
Great place to stroll around for a few hours, get some great french food and soak up the atmosphere of this beautiful City.

Visited November 2012
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