Cité de Carcassonne, Carcassonne Center

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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  • This restored castle is very popular as a day-trip destination. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the region. My recommendation would be to visit the main town inside the walls during the morning,...  more »
  • A beautiful walk everything is planned to spend a beautiful day sitting and enjoying the rampart and the Castle shops for everyone restaurants to discover
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  • Our guide was easy to understand and very informative on the history and life of the city. She dispelled rumors or incorrect ideas. She tailored all to our age group. I loved walking the medieval streets . Would have liked to walked above the castle but age and mobility prevented that. It was an enjoyable day stepping back in history.
  • If you are a fan of medieval castles, I highly recommend a visit! I love how many of the details and material are preserved and there is a village within that is alive! Just that it’s mostly souvenirs shops and restaurants now but still interesting nonetheless. We walked around admiring the structures and views for a good 3 hours. Plenty of parking here so there is nothing to worry about if you are coming by car.
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