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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 $182
Duration: 3 hours
Day tour to the Cité de Carcassonne and Wine Tour. From Toulouse. BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $349
Duration: 9 to 10 hours
Cité de Carcassonne Reviews
19th May 2020 and the normally vibrant Citi was soooo quiet. The streets are open along with just a few of the shops. Still it's fantastic on this fine day and better for Photos without the crowds. more »
The crowds really did this one in for us. It was almost claustrophobia-inducing how many people were crammed into the streets. There was no clear plan for parking even having researched a fair bit in.... 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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