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Carcassone France, Languedoc-Roussillon

Top reasons to visit:

  • Castles (793)
  • History (763)
  • Sightseeing (329)
  • Monuments (256)
  • Old Town (234)
  • Food (190)
  • Culture (185)
  • Gourmet Food (156)
  • Architecture (108)
  • Great for Wine (97)

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
Paul, Australia

23 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
Christina, The United Kingdom

17 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
Peter, Australia

5 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
brian, The United Kingdom

2 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

23 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.
  • Ancient Landmarks 59 endorsements
  • 2 answers

Describe the best ancient landmarks to visit in Carcassone.

Richard
Richard, France

4 days ago Report

Medieval Cite, Canal du Midi, Ville Basse (market,restaurants, and le shopping!!)
  • Restaurants 67 endorsements

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

Kimberly
Kimberly, United States of America

28 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.
  • Gourmet Food 156 endorsements

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

Leonardo
Leonardo, Brazil

25 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 80 endorsements

Tell us about your most relaxing moments in Carcassone.

carlos cesar
carlos cesar, Brazil

23 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
sean, The United Kingdom

11 days ago Report

Classic French dishes on every corner with great value prices.
  • Friendly People 26 endorsements

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

Clifford
Clifford, The United Kingdom

11 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
Doug, The United Kingdom

3 days ago Report

The cathedral should not be missed
  • City Walks 81 endorsements

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

Marie
Marie, The United Kingdom

20 days ago Report

Get a map wear comfortable shoes
  • Surfing endorsements

What was your best surf session like in Carcassone?

Che
Che, The United Kingdom

5 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
Kimberly, United States of America

28 days ago Report

Drive out into the countryside and enjoy!
  • Shark Diving 4 endorsements

What's diving with the sharks like in Carcassone?

Allan
Allan, The United Kingdom

7 days ago Report

Dangerous
  • UNESCO Site 77 endorsements

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

James
James, The United Kingdom

25 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, The United Kingdom

17 days ago Report

all i can say is the food is great

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