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Le Musee de la Torture de Carcassone

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Address: Carcassone Medieval City, Carcassonne, France
Phone Number: +33 4 68 71 44 03

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Beware ! not appropriate for kids.

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...

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Carcassonne, France
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Carcassonne, France
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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67 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This interesting and somewhat macabre museum has been split up in two locations and I must warn that it is not somewhere you can take the family to visit. It depicts the instruments of torture that was used on people during the Inquisition and the descriptions of how the said instruments was implemented is quite unpleasant to read. There are... More 

Thank Jason J
Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Just in case it needs spelling out, this museum is obviously NOT appropriate for children. It is in two parts and I recommend firstly visiting the building showing medieval instruments of torture. Quite a unique collection, I imagine, and it won't take too long to see round this part. Then visit the second part which is very well done with... More 

Thank Nonglak L
Wirral & France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Small museum but with interesting and well kept artifacts and explanations in multi-language. Actually on 2 sites - the second is the prison, nearby keep your ticket for freeentrance. Features mainly on the Inquisitions and a lot of history as well as the implements themselves. Line drawings and figurines in lit stage style settings. Some explicit so maybe this one... More 

Thank MistyCat_8
Tallinn, Estonia
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

They make good advertisment of the premises, however it is completely dispensable. You better save your money for another leisure activity.

Thank JPeva
Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Do not waste your money. The first building takes a couple of minutes to walk through and you get to look at a couple of mannequins in cells and one hanging from a noose. To top off the negative experience they would not refund my money when my two sons decided after two minutes of being in the first building... More 

1 Thank Jen4205
Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

It's a saddening place to be but this is a good local museum with many exhibits, each with his own description, in english as well. The entrance ticket is for two museums, the second one is nearby. A cold pint of beer afterwards was a good idea.

Thank Haihui_ShP
Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

It's a beautiful and horrible visit, I recomend. After you can visit all City, it's amazing and charming.

Thank Isai2034
Exeter, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

We visited here and it is simply a waste of money... Badly displayed mannequins, simply there to take Money... We finished the 'museum' in about 10 mins Save your money!

1 Thank carolou2014

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