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Le Musee de la Torture de Carcassone

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Address: 11000 Carcassonne, France
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+33 6 03 84 13 86
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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A little bizzare

A strange place to visit yet informative. As to the authenticity of the displays I wonder. Quite disturbing that people can think of creating these types of things

Reviewed 17 February 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I should have stuck with my first reaction when we got here, but after a fabulous castle tour 16 euros, we had to spend 19euros to enter this ridiculous garden shed full of sad relics! What a total mistake. The castle tour took us 2 hours and it was fascinating, but this is nothing other that a total rip off... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly this is just total rubbish and a complete waste of money. The owners need to either invest in this exhibition properly or close it down, the worst part was that our 5 star hotel, De la Cite and also the local tourism office recommended it, I have been back to suggest that to promote this tacky, tatty, joke, brings... More 

Thank johnny150
Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A museum with information on the persecution of the Cathars by the Catholic Church; with some rather grim exhibits showing you how the Catholic Inquisition tortured those who dared to disagree with the Pope!

Thank Francis T
Manchester, United Kingdom
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427 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

It's embarrassingly poor. The 'exhibits' are not even genuine, looks like some DIY person has done it - not worth a visit if it were free. save 9 euro don't go

1 Thank Ralph R
Melbourne, Australia
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

A strange place to visit yet informative. As to the authenticity of the displays I wonder. Quite disturbing that people can think of creating these types of things

Thank almago6
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

All the museum is about torture. None of the artifacts is real. All reproductions. Super expensive and not worth at all. Tourist trap. Lowert point of our visit to Carcassonne, that otherwise was very good.

Thank ifitsrusteditsmine
Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

It's an expensive museum when you see that everything is very old and not really taken care of. I welcome the effort to translate everything to English, Italian, German and Spanish, but the Spanish translations are dreadful, even once they have mistaken the Spanish and the Italian. The 'second' museum they offer with the visit is not worthwhile. I was... More 

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Perpignan, France
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

A series of rooms with manikins in dodgy outfits, a few "interesting" torture devices and whilst the museum does convey how vile human being used to be to each other (Not unlike the middle east today) it is generally pretty lame

1 Thank Bourgougnague
Carcassonne, France
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Quite interesting for people who are studying medieval times, because this museum has some real antique devices, but you might be in a state of schock at the end...

Thank indianajoe1
Magheralin, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

This was a really interesting experience. A bit shocking at times however well worth a visit. It shows tools used by the Inquisition to elicit confessions and gives a very detailed view of life then.

Thank failte99

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