We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“part of the Carcassonne experience”

CHATEAU ET REMPARTS DE LA CITE DE CARCASSONNE
Book In Advance
More Info
US$10.97*
and up
Skip the Line: Carcassonne Castle and Ramparts Ticket
More Info
US$23.15*
and up
Self-Guided 8-Hour City Tour from Toulouse to Carcassonne
More Info
US$168.16*
and up
Carcassonne Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #2 of 73 things to do in Carcassonne
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Carcassonne was settled as early as the 6th century BC and later became an important Roman town. It was fortified in the 4th century and was a strategic site in the Middle Ages. It took on its definitive shape in the 13th century with the king’s decision to construct the distinctive double-walled ramparts and extend the castle. The city was restored by Viollet-le-Duc in the 19th century and is a testimony to 1,000 years of military architecture and 2,600 years of history. See a 12-minute film combining 3-D images and close-up footage; walk along the galleries, the fortified walls and the north ramparts; discover the museum of masonry and many other attractions. Designated world heritage site by UNESCO. Open:> April to September: from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.> October to March: from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last admission 45 minutes before closing time. Closed:> 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 8,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 5,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups
Reviewed 9 June 2014

This Castle is worth your time and money by itself but particularly when you do it as part your Carcassone experience. Enjoy the Castle with the magnificent views and all the history that this medieval city offers.

Thank PRLorie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (4,452)
There are newer reviews for CHATEAU ET REMPARTS DE LA CITE DE CARCASSONNE
See the most recent reviews
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

630 - 634 of 4,452 reviews

Reviewed 6 June 2014

The castle is just as well veiwed fro the outside, and spectacular at night from the new bridge. Very crowded inside, with clothing and souvenir at every turn. The castle itself is a little disappointing as a history tour, but an amazing structure, could be a lot better with good sinage and explanations.
6.50 Euro entry plus audio guide if you want one.

1  Thank Gnoleeg
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Without the status given to the City and The Labrynth, written by Kate Mosse, I would probably never have visited Carcassonne. It would have been my loss.
If you can be talked into visiting the City, I would really recommend a visit to the Cite. I would also recommend the audio-guide. Not many people were using them but we always use them now. We just think we would miss out on so much of the information without them that, given the cost of arriving there, the cost of admission, the likelihood of not returning, it's a very small price to pay.
We also noticed lots of School trips and went to visit around 12:30and as a result missed all the children.
We certainly got a lot out of it and would thoroughly recommend it.

Thank Robin S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 6 June 2014

We visited with my parents who were over for a visit, just expecting a few shops and maybe the odd cafe or resturant we were pleasantly surprised by the amount of choice there was, we had a leisurely stroll round the streets and stopped for a coffee. Reasonable prices all round. We spend a good few hours walking the perimeter and exploring a but felt no need to pay to go on the tour that is available as there is plenty to see. Was a fantastic day out :) just one thing to point out it that whilst there are public toilets in various locations there is no toilet roll!!
There are even hotels located inside the walls and we will more than likely book a night or two as a mini break :)

Thank LilWitch1980
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Not to be missed! This fascinating, charming, walkable town is unforgettable. Be sure to check out the church next to Hotel de la Cite.

Thank KarenGr
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed CHATEAU ET REMPARTS DE LA CITE DE CARCASSONNE also viewed

 

Been to CHATEAU ET REMPARTS DE LA CITE DE CARCASSONNE? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing