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Cité de Carcassonne

The Cité de Carcassonne is the fortified core of the famous walled city of Gallo-Roman origin in southern France. It consists of double defensive walls punctuated by 52 watchtowers, a castle with a museum, a Gothic cathedral, and impressive historic buildings within the enclosure. It's also the inspiration for the beloved table game Carcassonne. It's been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.

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Cité de Carcassonne
1 Rue Viollet le Duc, 11000, Carcassonne

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May 20, 2018
Cité de Carcassonne - Visit the Castle and the Ramparts
Well executed management. Helpfull and pleasant staff.
May 2, 2018
Cité de Carcassonne - Visit the Castle and the Ramparts
Very interesting. Just as good as Caerphilly and Pembroke castles.
Apr 16, 2018
Cité de Carcassonne - Visit the Castle and the Ramparts
This visit was a unique experience of an in-depth discovery of a rare witness of medieval architecture and life. Its introduction through the fascinating character of architect Viollet-le-Duc was excellent, showing that doing the restauration of the Cite was in fact an act of research into trying to unfold a largely unknown past, and that this research is still continuing today with more modern technique. The three components of the visit reveal different and complementary aspects, and the scenery around the Cite, with its breathtaking views towards the Pyrenees and the Black mountain, are gorgeous!
Mar 3, 2018
Cité de Carcassonne - Visit the Castle and the Ramparts
It was a great experience to go and see that beautiful castle....had a wonderful day with nice and warm sunshine....😍😍😍it was worth going there...
Dec 10, 2017
Cité de Carcassonne - Visit the Castle and the Ramparts
Really nice 👌
Sep 11, 2017
Cité de Carcassonne - Visit the Castle and the Ramparts
Saves waiting in the big queues to get in the castle - get entry via your Smartphone!
Sep 1, 2017
Cité de Carcassonne - Visit the Castle and the Ramparts
Avoid queues and buy online. Signal at castle is weak so go online well beforehand.
Aug 22, 2017
Cité de Carcassonne - Visit the Castle and the Ramparts
Saves a lot of time waiting on a que
Aug 18, 2017
Cité de Carcassonne - Visit the Castle and the Ramparts
Minerve is better
Aug 2, 2017
Cité de Carcassonne - Visit the Castle and the Ramparts
Purchasing these tickets saved us over an hour of waiting in line. We walked up to the woman working at the front of the line, showed the e-tickets (she looked inside our backpack for a security check), then had us walk directly inside. Super smooth process.
We came from a cruise boat and had limited time at the castle and in the city. I would highly recommend purchasing these tickets. We've been traveling Europe for 6 weeks and have purchased different tickets through this website several times. It's been a real help and lifesaver while traveling Europe during the peak season.