Cité de Carcassonne: Guided Group Tour

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Cité de Carcassonne: Guided Group Tour

From £115.22 per group up to 12

Come along on a guided tour of this medieval fortified town and discover the human and architectural history of this famous UNESCO-heritage listed site.

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English, Italian, French
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  • Learn all about the fortified city of Carcassonne
  • Gain historical insight through the fantastic museum
  • See the beautiful and intriguing architecture
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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.
  • Entrance to the town
  • Guided tour
  • Entrances fees inside the castle (7€ per adult, free for under 18s)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 18 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 48 hours before the activity starts

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    Meeting point

    The meeting point is at the main entrance to the castle, in front of Porte Narbonnaise. In the square you will find the statue of Dame Carcas.

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    •  You will climb 200 steps to reach the top of the ramparts. There is no elevator.
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    Guide ponctuelle, souriante (même avec le masque), maîtrise le sujet de la cité. Est disponible avec les enfants (douce et très patiente). Parcours de la visite de la cité intéressant. Merci infiniment à Nathalie pour ces 2h de découvertes et de connaissances sur une partie de l’histoire de notre pays. « Ça m’a fait plaisir de te rencontrer ! ❤️ » signé notre fille.

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    27 February 2021


    Tres intéressant. Notre guide a su nous transmettre les valeurs de tout ce patrimoine par un discours simple et approprié pour le groupe. Les jeunes ont su répondre le lendemain au question que nous leur avions préparé.

    17 February 2020


    Très bon moment : je recommande la visite guidée privée car le guide peut adapter la visite à son auditoire et c'est ce qui nous avait motivé étant avec un jeune de 13 ans qui aime l'histoire et qui découvrait en vrai pour la première fois une ville fortifiée.

    21 October 2020

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