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“Look past the tourist traps”

Carcassonne Medieval City
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Medieval Cité of Carcassonne Guided Tour for 2...
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed April 24, 2013

The old town is full of tacky tourist shops but if you ignore them and look at the architecture, go to the church and wander the walls, you get a better feel for the atmosphere. I imagine it would be even better at night although we didn't experience that.

Thank mcm04999
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"medieval city"
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

beautiful old walled city. gets a bit busy in high season .go early in the day to miss the crowds. dont miss the museum of schooling.

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Reviewed April 23, 2013

Perfectly mantained, clean and with lovely and cute mini-streets it´s the perfect example of the Provence. Lots of shops and art galleries. Spectacular views.

Thank yomeramera
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

Beautiful Castle , you have to go there if you're around, it's so historic and interesting place for kids and adults.

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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Walking up to the medieval citadel from the train station, with luggage, is not for the faint hearted, but the first sight of the castle on the skyline just took our breath away..any we had left... and yes there is transport...we were just trying to prove to ourselves we could do it! It looked to be too good to be true...somewhat Disneyesque in appearance, but it is very real...so well fortified in fact that it was never attacked! It has been re-done but to the often jaded traveller, Carcassonne is spectacular and thrilling. We stayed over the road at The Abbey, just a short walk and I would recommend its simplicity and meals served in house. It all added to the feel of this magical city.

Thank Jullie45
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