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Cité de Carcassonne, a fully restored, fortified French town dates back more than 2,000 years. This site is widely considered one of the best examples of a well-preserved medieval city with heavy fortifications. A classic fortress on a high peak features architectural influences from the Romans, fifth-century Visigoths, and later occupants. You can explore two rings of fortified walls with battlements, conical towers, bridges, stone streets, and medieval buildings. A famous Gothic cathedral with carved stone columns and stained glass windows crowns the city. Add Cité de Carcassonne to your Carcassonne travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Carcassonne driving holiday site.
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Cité de Carcassonne reviews
Well worth a visit, but I can imagine that it would be extremely busy mid-summer. Quite a few attractions and restaurants weren't open, due to the time of year. Lots of specialist shops and things to.... more
Well worth a visit, but I can imagine that it would be extremely busy mid-summer. Quite a few attractions and restaurants weren't open, due to the time of year. Lots of specialist shops and things to.... more »
I've wanted to see Carcassonne since I was a teenager and played the board game. We stayed in a hotel in the old fortified city which was fun. I enjoyed walking around the old town and seeing the...
I've wanted to see Carcassonne since I was a teenager and played the board game. We stayed in a hotel in the old fortified city which was fun. I enjoyed walking around the old town and seeing the... more »
I love Castles and this is so far the best I've ever been too. It's completely surrounded by a wall and has lots of restaurants and shops within the castle walls, has a draw bridge entrance and the whole place is so well preserved and they are continuing to work on it. It's free to enter and walk around. I visited twice in 3 days, once at night which was amazing seeing it all lit up and then again the next day and it looked even better.
The site itself is impressive and we enjoyed the views as we walked from the old town area across the bridge to it. Inside the walls it was very touristy for us (a "mature" couple) but could see it more enjoyable for families with all the shops geared for them. There are a large number of restaurants so one should be able to find one that suits your needs.
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