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Cité de Carcassonne, a fully restored, fortified French town dates back more than 2,000 years. This site is widely considered one of the best examples of a well-preserved medieval city with heavy fortifications. A classic fortress on a high peak features architectural influences from the Romans, fifth-century Visigoths, and later occupants. You can explore two rings of fortified walls with battlements, conical towers, bridges, stone streets, and medieval buildings. A famous Gothic cathedral with carved stone columns and stained glass windows crowns the city. Add Cité de Carcassonne to your Carcassonne travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Carcassonne driving holiday site.
Tours to Cité de Carcassonne
Carcassonne Sightseeing Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $194
Duration: 3 hours
Cité de Carcassonne and Wine Tasting Private Day Tour from Toulouse BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $373
Duration: 9 to 10 hours
Cité de Carcassonne reviews
This fortified city is commercialized to death. We went to see the torture museum. The museum looked like a school project from 5th graders and they couldn’t tell the difference between they Belgium.... more »
If you don't know, there is a very popular German board game named after this French city - Carcassonne This is a very impressive and well maintained historical site. The walled city is free to... more »
This is the definitive example of a fortified medieval city. For most people, this is what you envision when you think of castles. Well maintained and well displayed museum takes you through the history of the place. Great shopping, restaurants and strolling. You can easily spend an entire day here and not have seen everything. Great experience dispite the crowds.
Excellent place for tourists. Well worth coming to see the castle city and the city outside. It takes a while to get to know the streets inside the castle walls. Done nice shops. Quite a few restaurants. Most places have English and Spanish translations.
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