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Carcassonne: City Exploration Smartphone Game

1. Carcassonne: City Exploration Smartphone Game

Explore medieval France through the bustling streets and imposing city walls of Carcassonne with this city exploration game for your smartphone. Book the game, use the access code e-mailed to you and then head to Gambetta Square to start your quest. Go at your own pace to solve the clues and see the city at the same time. Finish your quest at Chateau Comtal.

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Cité de Carcassonne: Private Guided Group Tour

2. Cité de Carcassonne: Private Guided Group Tour

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.

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From Toulouse: Private Carcassonne and Albi Sightseeing Tour

3. From Toulouse: Private Carcassonne and Albi Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the best of the Carcassonne region. After getting picked up from your hotel in Toulouse, enjoy a scenic 45-minute drive to the medieval fortified city of Carcassone. Here, stroll around the city's cobblestone streets and centuries-old buildings. Learn more about its history, and how the city was once a stronghold of the Cathars. You will have 2 hours of free time in Carcassonne, during which you can visit the museum where you will be transported to an era of Crusaders, Pilgrims, and Templar knights. Afterward, continue to Lastours. Here, enjoy a walk to the Belvedere Montfermier, where you can admire panoramic views of the surrounding area and its many castles. Finish your tour in Albi, aka the Red City. Here, pay a visit to the imposing Saint-Cécile Cathedral and the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum, where you can admire works by local painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. At the end of your tour, get dropped off back at your hotel in Toulouse.

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What people are saying about Château Comtal

Our guide Nathalie was great, very friendly. She takes the time to explain and rehearse if necessary. I, who did not like history lessons, and well there I was very attentive. We went on July 15th and it was very crowded which made the visit a bit choppy as we had to wait for the families to pass so that our guide could start the explanations otherwise it was impossible to hear something with the cries of children. The visit lasted about 2 hours but it seemed short to us because we were absorbed by the history of the city. We did not visit the castle for lack of time and we regret it. Because I think it should be done to complete the visit well. Remember to wear adequate shoes and no heels because the streets are made of cobblestones and are sometimes slippery.

A very nice way to explore the city. Some directions are (at least in translation) somewhat confusing, and at least one of our clues/locations was out of business, so the tour might benefit from a little update, but we had a lot of fun, and would definitely recommend!