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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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  • I got so upset. Not a single link they put works. Google said it opened at 9.30, instead is 10. Since nobody could buy a ticket, there was am enormous queue. I tried to buy at the moment with the qr.....  more
    I got so upset. Not a single link they put works. Google said it opened at 9.30, instead is 10. Since nobody could buy a ticket, there was am enormous queue. I tried to buy at the moment with the qr.....  more »
  • This is a must visit whilst in the Old Town. Don't let the entrance charge put you off as it is well worth the money. 
    This is a must visit whilst in the Old Town. Don't let the entrance charge put you off as it is well worth the money.  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 !!
  • Note to tourists: it's empty in March. Well worth going then and having the chateau to yourself. This is a fun nineteenth-century reconstruction with some original bits, like a high middle ages fresco. There are also some interesting, albeit anachronistic, artifacts, like Roman sarcophagi and columns from the first few centuries of the common era. The views from the ramparts are the highlight.

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