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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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Jul 20, 2018
Cité de Carcassonne - Visit the Castle and the Ramparts
So pleased we pre booked our tickets for the castle and ramparts. The queues we reasonable today but it was still very quick for us to get in ahead of everyone else. It was very easy to book through Tiqets.com. The castle and ramparts are beautiful, the views are amazing and the restaurants and shops around the cite are well worth visiting.
Jul 18, 2018
Cité de Carcassonne - Visit the Castle and the Ramparts
Nice visit of the castle. The kids enjoyed it too.
Jul 10, 2018
Cité de Carcassonne - Visit the Castle and the Ramparts
Easy access. So glad I paid in advance.
Jul 9, 2018
Cité de Carcassonne - Visit the Castle and the Ramparts
Avoid the long lines saving more time to visit the castle.
Jun 28, 2018
Cité de Carcassonne - Visit the Castle and the Ramparts
Instead of waiting in line in
I used Tiqets!
Jun 22, 2018
Cité de Carcassonne - Visit the Castle and the Ramparts
Easy to book tickets. All round interesting experience. Not sure if the group playing Prince music etc was necessary found it noisy. I know food and drinks are a no no but it was a very hot day and I think water should be allowed.
Jun 6, 2018
Cité de Carcassonne - Visit the Castle and the Ramparts
A great experience. Plan to spend a few hours here. There is the castle and the city within the castle which is highly touristic. The 3 euro for the audio isn’t really worth its value, as there is written (English) commentaries throughout that give the same information. (A bit more on the audio, yet the order was off a bit). Totally worth the 9e investment for the castle. I would visit again.
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!