No reviews, be the first!

  • Address: Carcassonne, France

Toulouse ATTRACTIONS See all

Carcassonne Tours

Although some form of fortification has been on this specific tract of land since the Roman era, the fortified city of Carcassonne as it is seen today was constructed throughout the 12th century. It stayed an impregnable fortress for the next several hundred years and was saved from being dismantled in the mid-1800s through a program of complete restoration.

In the ensuing centuries the city outgrew its walls, and today visitors will find a fully modern French town leading up to the gates. But great care has been taken at this UNESCO World Heritage site to keep the grounds surrounding the fortified city as they were, allowing for spectacular views from many vantages. In fact, while it is tempting to stay in one of the few hotels within the walls, it is recommended that you stay outside and enjoy the view of the city.

Practical Info

The walled city of Carcassonne is within walking distance of the Carcassonne train station, as well as the Canal du Midi, for those traveling by barge. There is plenty of parking outside the walls.

Tours & Tickets

See all

Skip the Line: Carcassonne Castle and Ramparts Ticket, Carcassonne, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Skip the Line: Carcassonne Castle and Ramparts Ticket

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Carcassone was the seat of power of the Counts of Carcassonne, and then of the famous Trencavel family in the 12th century. Following the Albigensian Crusade ...  Read more

Location: Carcassonne, France
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $10.74
Carcassonne Sightseeing Tour, Carcassonne, Attraction Tickets
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Carcassonne Sightseeing Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Guided Tours are available of the medieval Cité of Carcassonne and Languedoc Roussillon (Cathar Region) either for a small group or a couple. Meeting ...  Read more

Location: Carcassonne, France
Duration: Flexible

From USD $164.63
Medieval Cité of Carcassonne Guided Tour for 2 Hours, Carcassonne, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Medieval Cité of Carcassonne Guided Tour for 2 Hours

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 5 Reviews

Enjoy and discover with a professional guide the main historical facts, particularly the Cathar Crusade, that has changed the military architecture. Stroll on ...  Read more

Location: Carcassonne, France
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $181.33
Day Trip to Carcassonne Cite Medievale and Comtale Castle Tour from Toulouse, Toulouse, Walking ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 3

Day Trip to Carcassonne Cite Medievale and Comtale Castle Tour from Toulouse

Day trip to the Cité de Carcassonne every friday in summer and sunday in Spring to Autumn. From Toulouse, you'll discover the Cité de Carcassonne, ...  Read more

Location: Toulouse, France
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $35.79

See all

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message