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“A real castle”
Review of Chateau Comtal

Chateau Comtal
Ranked #6 of 71 things to do in Carcassonne
Certificate of Excellence
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Bellevue, Washington
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37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A real castle”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

This castle is the real deal. Lots of history is this wonderfully restored fortress. Rent the audio guide to stroll through the castle at your own speed while learning the background of the castle. Walk the ramparts for great views of the countryside. This really feels like a ferry tale come true.

Visited October 2013
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213 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“Great building, average museum”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

You cannot complete your Carcassonne visit without seeing the Chateau.
Although restored from its 1800's ruins,it still is a magnificent building and as close to the original medieval form and function as possible.
I would definitely recommend a guided tour as well, this way you learn a lot more!
The actual museum collection is not great though.

Visited August 2013
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Paris, France
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very nice visit, but they need to improve the museum”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

The Castle inside the Carcassonne medieval city is a museum which is very nice to visit and take picture. if you are french don't miss the free guided tour. English tour have to be prebooked, as there is not enough demand in off season.

in the overall, had a bad feeling of the museum. it is resting on the magnificience of the medival structure and castle, but it is empty inside.

Would have expected medieval reproduction of flags, banners, explanation on castle lifestyle, clothes, and other things used in daily life, and some weaponery.

instead you only visit empty buildings. The museum part have to improve alot otherwise you just pay 9 euros to visit medieval architecture which is pricey whithout the free guided tour.

Visited September 2013
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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great medieval city, will return!!”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

Brilliant, particularly enjoyed trip with horses and cart. very pleasant guide. Pleasant night out on the ramparts.

Visited September 2013
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appleby in westmorland
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34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Afternoon to kill”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

We took our time and took in everything including the battlement walks took us three hours Displays well writen in english and discriptions sound

Visited September 2013
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