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Cité de Carcassonne
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1 Rue Viollet le Duc 11000 Carcassonne France
1 Rue Viollet le DucFRCarcassonne11000
+33 4 68 11 70
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Citadel surrounded by double walls 3km in length, dotted by 52 towers, founded in Gallo-Roman times.- Google
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Tim Chan
in the last week
Beautiful fortified medieval city. Great atmosphere with lots to places to walk around and see. Hike up and see the sunset from the west wall. A worthwhile place to visit.
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Nigel Dane
a year ago
Best preserved medieval town in Europe. Arrived late in the day which meant parking was a struggle as most of the provided locally situated ones were full, just bear that in mind and avoid going on a Saturday. We did & it was still heaving. Very well preserved with unique restored features to the walls, most of the city walls are free to walk around and worth seeing as they are impressive. You pay to access the turrets or higher parts of the ramparts, passed that opportunity up. Had a small lunch coffee & crepes for the kids. Most places are doing a roaring trade so struggled to get a seat at cheaper establishment, hovered around to get a seat. The word artisan seems to be used frequently to describe an establishments product even if its still candy at the end of the day. Lots of opportunity to get some impressive shots of this photogenic landmark. Worth visiting if you get the opportunity...
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matthew breisch
a year ago
This is not my favorite fortified city, but it is very nice. Lots of cute shops, restaurants, bars, cafes... If you are passing by this area it is a stop you should definitely make.
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Jarod Nash
3 months ago
Played game, visited the town.
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Rose Renee
11 months ago
We went in June of 2014. One night wasn't enough. It was very quaint and all of these narrow stone streets wound around nooks and corners where there were several shops and bistros to explore. I am seriously thinking of a week in France at just this place in the future. It would be wonderful to spend a few days taking your time exploring instead of rushing around. Cite de Carcassonne was my favorite place in France and I saw quite a bit of the country while there. It's top notch and very quaint in a modern medieval way. I strongly recommend at least two nights there. You'll need two nights and three days to do it justice. There's a great cemetery outside the castle gates that I would have loved to walk through but didn't have enough time. One of the best places I've ever been.
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Michal Andruszkiewicz
in the last week
Very interesting.
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Matt Capell
a year ago
Amazing experience. It was like going back in time. Again must see if you are visiting France.
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Jakub Štefánek
3 months ago
Very nice castle with a historic centre.