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Chateau Comtal, Carcassonne

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Immortalized in films such as "Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves," Chateau Comtal is a medieval castle inside Carcassonne. This is the largest European city with intact fortified walls. This Cathar Castle dates back to the Crusades and is widely considered one of the best representations of a classic medieval castle. Put Chateau Comtal and other Carcassonne attractions into our Carcassonne road trip tool, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The medieval city of Carcassonne is one of the historic places in the world to visit absolutely. It is advisable to buy your ticket online to avoid the long queue in front of the castle entrance. 
    The medieval city of Carcassonne is one of the historic places in the world to visit absolutely. It is advisable to buy your ticket online to avoid the long queue in front of the castle entrance.  more »
  • i agree with previous reviews. the information for this is terrible. none of the timings are correct. i think when i looked it up it said it would shut at 5 but we got there just before 4 to find it.....  more
    i agree with previous reviews. the information for this is terrible. none of the timings are correct. i think when i looked it up it said it would shut at 5 but we got there just before 4 to find it.....  more »
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  • Truly an epitome of the medieval history ! It’s a huge chateau, with spectacular views of the city ! The good thing is if you are fond of history, this place offers a relaxed and detailed stroll through the castle! We visited in March on a rainy day, so it was rather isolated which made it that much easier for us😀 if visiting in summer, you can also get a view of the vineyards in distance and it’s incredible !!
  • Fantastic place to visit, you can walk around the towers and along the outer walls and find out about the remodelling and restoration work done. It could really do with a better museum though - there was nothing to explain the timeline of the buildings outside of the famous Cathar period.

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