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Cité de Carcassonne: Private Guided Group Tour

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Cité de Carcassonne: Private Guided Group Tour

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From US$ 150.77 per group up to 12

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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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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, Italian, French
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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
Full description
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
  • 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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Important information

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.
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

based on 31 reviews

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Nathalie was very accommodating on a very hot day. She shared many interesting facts along the way for the Cite of Carcassonne regarding history and restaurant suggestions. She was upbeat and ready to answer questions. I was surprised with the general maintenance (trash) around the perimeter. I bet it’s difficult to manage with the number of visitors. But overall the Cite is definitely worth experiencing.

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March 22, 2023

Nathalie gave us a wonderful tour of the Cité of Carcassonne! She managed to pitch her descriptions so that they held the attention of kids and adults at the same time! The visit of Carcassonne was a much better experience due to how she shared her knowledge of place and historical context with us!

March 22, 2023

Super moment avec notre guide Nathalie ! Magnifique découverte de la cité des remparts et du château, visite très complète, un beauvmoment à travers les différentes époques. J ajoute que pour avoir pris la visite de l'après-midi, il s'agit d'une visite privée donc cetait magique !

March 22, 2023

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