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Cité de Carcassonne: Guided Group Tour

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Cité de Carcassonne: Guided Group Tour

From US$ 156.63 per group up to 12

Come along on a guided tour of this medieval fortified town and discover the human and architectural history of this famous UNESCO-heritage listed site.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian, French
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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn all about the fortified city of Carcassonne
  • Gain historical insight through the fantastic museum
  • See the beautiful and intriguing architecture
Full description
Come along on this tour and learn all about the history of this fascinating city.  Enter through the main entrance, known as Porte Narbonnaise, to the medieval city. Learn about the fortifications built by the Romans. Cross the main street, Rue Cross Mayrevieille to the castle. Discover the museum inside the castle and develop a better understanding of the Trencavel family that defended the Cathars during the Albigensian Crusade.  Walk along the top of the wall, crossing both medieval and Roman towers as you head towards the church. Hear an explanation (in English, French or Italian) about the architecture of the Gothic church and see the beautiful stained glass windows, built between the 13th and 16th centuries. Walk through the streets of the ancient religious quarter and learn about the inquisition in Carcassonne and Toulouse.
Includes
  • Entrance to the town
  • Guided tour
  • Entrances fees inside the castle (7€ per adult, free for under 18s)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

The meeting point is at the main entrance to the castle, in front of Porte Narbonnaise. In the square you will find the statue of Dame Carcas.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  You will climb 200 steps to reach the top of the ramparts. There is no elevator.
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4.5 /5

based on 4 reviews

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  • Value for money
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Notre guide Nathalie était super, très sympathique. Elle prend le temps de bien expliquer et de répéter si nécessaire. Moi qui n’aimais pas les cours d’histoire, et bien là j’étais bien attentive. Nous y sommes allés le 15 juillet et il y avait beaucoup de monde, ce qui a un peu saccadé la visite car il fallait attendre que les familles passent pour que notre guide puisse commencer les explications sinon il était impossible d’entendre quelque chose avec les cris des enfants. La visite a duré 2h environ mais cela nous a semblé court car nous étions absorbés par l’histoire de la cité. Nous n’avons pas fait visite le château par manque de temps et nous le regrettons. Car je pense que c’est à faire pour bien compléter la visite. Pensez à porter des chaussures adéquates et pas de talons car les rues sont faites de pavés et sont parfois glissantes.

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July 19, 2021

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Guide ponctuelle, souriante (même avec le masque), maîtrise le sujet de la cité. Est disponible avec les enfants (douce et très patiente). Parcours de la visite de la cité intéressant. Merci infiniment à Nathalie pour ces 2h de découvertes et de connaissances sur une partie de l’histoire de notre pays. « Ça m’a fait plaisir de te rencontrer ! ❤️ » signé notre fille.

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February 27, 2021

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