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Carcassone France, Languedoc-Roussillon

Top reasons to visit:

  • Castles (706)
  • History (692)
  • Sightseeing (302)
  • Monuments (241)
  • Old Town (208)
  • Food (166)
  • Culture (165)
  • Gourmet Food (143)
  • Architecture (99)
  • Great for Wine (86)

Carcassone was highly rated for history by 22 guests from the United States!

What is it in Carcassone that makes history come to life?

Paul
Paul, Australia

16 days ago Report

It was wonderful to be part of the beautifully restored Citadel. The fort was internal to the Citadel and an extra charge. Although they advertise a closing time they don't advertise that they have a earlier last entry time and that they won't give you the Audio guide after that time. The audio guide was needed as most of the written signs were only in French.

How can you enjoy the sights in Carcassone while avoiding the crowds?

Martin
Martin, United Kingdom

21 days ago Report

Well - It would be to say - don't visit the main draw !! The crowds are in the cite . A beautiful place - fairy tale castle as everyone will say - but very touristy through the day. Didn't get chance to see at night , but sure it would be very quiet. That said the rest of Carcasonne was very quiet at night time too. Would love to go back again though with more time and walk outside of the cite by the river bank and look back at the view - Peaceful and beautiful.

How well restored were the castles in Carcassone?

Peter
Peter, Australia

28 days ago Report

Carcassone's old walled city is in good condition, however it is very touristy with all of the buildings now dedicated to hotels, restaurants and shops. The cathedral is a welcome exception to this.

What effect did the scenery in Carcassone have on you?

carlos cesar
carlos cesar, Brazil

16 days ago Report

A cidade amuralhada, fora e dentro, é um espetáculo à parte. Vale muito a pena ver e entrar para comer, observar, divertir-se.

What were the best places for wandering in Carcassone's old town?

brian
brian, United Kingdom

25 days ago Report

the old style town walks down by the river
  • Gourmet Food 143 endorsements

Is Carcassone the place to have a meal to remember? Tell us why.

Leonardo
Leonardo, Brazil

18 days ago Report

We had a very nice dinner at the L'Escargot. It's a tapas restaurant, not too fancy, but the waiter was very nice and the food was superb. Make sure you try their home-made foie gras and the fish with vanilla sauce (I think the name was Mahi-Mahi).
  • Relaxation 72 endorsements

Tell us about your most relaxing moments in Carcassone.

carlos cesar
carlos cesar, Brazil

16 days ago Report

Cidade com um número grande de turistas, muitos com crianças, mas não turbulenta. Bastante calma.
  • Nightlife 11 endorsements

What should you avoid to make the most of the nightlife in Carcassone?

Doug
Doug, United Kingdom

27 days ago Report

The cathedral should not be missed
  • City Walks 65 endorsements

What's the best way to make the most of Carcassone by foot?

Marie
Marie, United Kingdom

13 days ago Report

Get a map wear comfortable shoes
  • Surfing endorsements

What was your best surf session like in Carcassone?

Che
Che, United Kingdom

29 days ago Report

I would say it is well conserved and managed
  • Shark Diving 3 endorsements

What's diving with the sharks like in Carcassone?

Allan
Allan, United Kingdom

19 hours ago Report

Dangerous
  • UNESCO Site 70 endorsements

Why are the UNESCO sites in Carcassone a must-see?

James
James, United Kingdom

18 days ago Report

Best castle I've ever seen
  • Culturally Diverse Food 9 endorsements

What's the secret to sampling all the diverse food Carcassone has to offer?

john
john, United Kingdom

10 days ago Report

all i can say is the food is great
  • Ancient Landmarks 53 endorsements

Describe the best ancient landmarks to visit in Carcassone.

Sue
Sue, France

6 days ago Report

Chateau
  • Monuments 241 endorsements
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  • Food 166 endorsements
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  • Culture 165 endorsements
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