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Carcassone France, Languedoc-Roussillon

Top reasons to visit:

  • Castles (887)
  • History (846)
  • Sightseeing (368)
  • Old Town (287)
  • Monuments (265)
  • Food (224)
  • Culture (202)
  • Gourmet Food (170)
  • Architecture (131)
  • Great for Wine (106)

Carcassone was highly rated for history by 23 guests from the United States!

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

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?

Christina, United Kingdom

9 days ago Report

We went out of season. Honestly we were the only people enjoying the fantastic views from the inner walls and outer ramparts. Most of the restaurants and cafes were shut, but we still managed to find memorable places to eat and enjoy a drink before dinner. We ate our breakfast in a little cafe outside our hotel. We walked downtown to (newer) Carcassonne Bastide and enjoyed vin chaud at the christmas market in the main square. Free shuttle bus back to the cite too.

How well restored were the castles in Carcassone?

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

brian, United Kingdom

25 days ago Report

the old style town walks down by the river

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.

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

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).
  • Ancient Landmarks 68 endorsements
  • 2 answers

Describe the best ancient landmarks to visit in Carcassone.

Richard, France

28 days ago Report

Medieval Cite, Canal du Midi, Ville Basse (market,restaurants, and le shopping!!)
  • Restaurants 85 endorsements

Where should people go if they don't want to eat in a tourist trap?

Kimberly, United States of America

21 days ago Report

The food is very similar everywhere in this southwest region of France, but just because there are tourists in Carcassonne doesn't mean there aren't good places to eat in the walled city. Do your research on the cuisine and wine before you arrive and choose a place that looks inviting, most likely you won't be disappointed.
  • Relaxation 84 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.
  • Fine Dining 31 endorsements

What makes fine dining in Carcassone stand out?

sean, United Kingdom

4 days ago Report

Classic French dishes on every corner with great value prices.
  • Friendly People 35 endorsements

What makes the people from Carcassone so friendly? Tell us your story.

Clifford, United Kingdom

3 days ago Report

We were made very welcome by locals when we entered a bar to watch a rugby match. In local restaurants staff were always friendly and polite.
  • Nightlife 12 endorsements

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

Doug, United Kingdom

27 days ago Report

The cathedral should not be missed
  • City Walks 96 endorsements

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

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, United Kingdom

29 days ago Report

I would say it is well conserved and managed
  • Photography 34 endorsements

Which spot is best for taking photos in Carcassone?

Kimberly, United States of America

21 days ago Report

Drive out into the countryside and enjoy!
  • Cafes 11 endorsements

What's the best way to spend the day at a cafe in Carcassone?

Anonymous, Unknown location

1 day ago Report

Eating a good cassoulet and drinking the local red wines
  • Shark Diving 5 endorsements

What's diving with the sharks like in Carcassone?

Allan, United Kingdom

12 hours ago Report

  • UNESCO Site 80 endorsements

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

James, United Kingdom

17 days ago Report

Best castle I've ever seen
  • Culturally Diverse Food 13 endorsements

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

john, United Kingdom

10 days ago Report

all i can say is the food is great

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