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

Cité de Carcassonne: Guided Group Tour

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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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Starting times 10:00 AM, 2:30 PM
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  • Learn all about the fortified city of Carcassonne
  • Gain historical insight through the fantastic museum
  • See the beautiful and intriguing architecture
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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.
  • Entrance to the town
  • Guided tour
What’s Not Included
  • 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

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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.

From US$ 164.78 Per group up to 53

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Product ID: 235152