1. France
  2. Languedoc-Roussillon
  3. Carcassonne
  4. Cité de Carcassonne

Cité de Carcassonne: Private Guided Tour

Product ID: 235147
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Take a private guided tour of the medieval fortified town and discover the human and architectural history of this UNESCO-heritage listed location. Enter the medieval castle and museum and see the spectacular ramparts.
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Duration: 2 hours
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French, English, Italian
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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 private 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 about the architecture of the gothic church and see the beautiful stained glass windows, built between the 13th to 16th centuries. Walk through the streets of the ancient religious quarter and learn about the inquisition in Carcassonne and Toulouse.

The tour will conclude next to the Castle where you'll hear about the restoration work that happened in the 19th century.
Includes
  • Entrance to the town
  • Guided tour
What’s Not Included
  • Castle entrances fees
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
Entrance fees to the castle are €7/adult (under 18s are free).

From £18.14 per person

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Product ID: 235147