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Carcassonne: 2-Hour Walking Tour of the City

4.6 / 5

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Carcassonne: 2-Hour Walking Tour of the City

From £52.25 per person

Discover one of the most beautiful fortified cities from the Middle Ages on a 2-hour walking tour of Carcassonne. Learn more about the Cathar religion and the holy wars that raged at Europe's most comprehensive and formidable defensive fortress.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Nazaré with its magnificent stained glass windows
  • Hear incredible stories about the defensive techniques used to guard Carcassonne
  • Learn about the Catholic Inquisition that eliminated the Cathars
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Marvel at the well-preserved architecture at one of Europe's most beautiful cities on a walking tour of Carcassonne. Benefit from the knowledge of a local expert with years of experience. Travel back to the Middle Ages and admire the thoughtful engineering used to construct the city's defences and the most comprehensive and formidable defensive fortress on the continent. Discover the city's 52 towers, and learn about the archaeological signs that pinpoint in which century in which they were built. See the slots that were designed to crush the enemy, where boiling oil could be poured through as well as the misleading stairs that sent the enemy into a state of confusion. Get an insight into the Cathar religion and the holy wars that raged in the city.  Go to the Basilica of Our Lady of Nazaré to admire its Gothic and Roman architecture. Look at the unique stained glass windows depicting various religious imagery. You'll also have a chance to look at the stunning Château Comtal, built inside the city walls. Find open spaces suitable for children and discover Knights Templar uniforms available to purchase in the shops. Then, go to one of the city's many splendid restaurants to try regional food, such as an authentic cassoulet (a rich, slow-cooked casserole) or a duck confit. 
  • 2-hour guided tour
  • Entrance fee to Comtal Castle (Château Comtal)
  • Entrance fee to the Museum of the Inquisition (Musée de l'Inquisition)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

La cité Nabonne door entrance ( in front of the statue Lady Carcas)

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  • Please note that this tour involves a lot of walking on cobblestone streets and some walking up stairs. It may not be suitable for those with reduced mobility.
  • Regrettably, the tour is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes (no high heels).
  • Sunglasses are recommended in July and August.
  • Please note that the price of this tour depends on the number of customers per group.
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

based on 10 reviews

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Disappointing for the extortionate price. The guide was correct. But it did not meet any of our expectations. Correct historical information, but to see the castle towers and walls. You buy a history guide and you solve

18 September 2019

Great tour of the walled city of Carcassonne!

Our guide Robert was super knowledgable and had lots of interesting facts to tell us about the city. He was super nice and funny and the tour was very interesting. Both my dad and I were impressed. Thank you!

27 July 2019

Easy, friendly walking tour, very onformative.

29 June 2019

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