Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne, Carcassonne

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Home to the Inquisition Tower, Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne served as a headquarters for the Catholic Inquisition. It is one of the best examples of medieval fortified architecture in Europe. Here, you'll find the Musée de la Torture, which documents some of the original torture equipment used in the Inquisition. The outer fortifications of the castle and ramparts include two concentric walls with towers and barbicans to resist attacks by large siege engines. The castle is a classic example of a medieval fortress, complete with a drawbridge and ditch leading to the central keep. Put Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne into our Carcassonne travel planning app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Carcassonne.
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  • My kids (8 and 10 yrs old) and I still enjoy this visit. It was nice that kids were free. The visit was organized as a one-way tour. It worked well. We were tired after walking for a good 3 hours.  more »
  • prebooked on line for 10am. , quiet and no wait. We toured the chateau which was quite interesting. We then walked the ramparts. Huge views, some steep steps and uneven. Great way to spend time and.....  more »
  • Avoid paying for tickets. The city, shops and restaurants are free to see. Amazing to see, lovely town, great food and great views. While the inner attraction is paid (what my review is based on). Website to load (the t&s they sent via email does not open for me on android phone). So me and my girlfriend arrived at the citadel with our dog, as we are driving across France. We get told that no dogs, and as we couldn't leave the dog anywhere the gentleman at the gate said "email our company and they'll give you a refund, this shouldn't be a problem." So we email CMN who do the ticket and support. To be told that no refund will be given. As it states in their t&s (which does not open) that no refunds will be distributed and dogs are not permitted. So we have lost out on 20 Euros and have not experienced the inner walls of the main citadel. Will make sure not to support other locations they provide ticketing to. As we fill this is unreasonable on their behalf. I had emailed them a further 2 times to get no response. Very professional..
  • Brilliant views of the surrounding area. Absolutely incredible old town and city walls. Loved it.

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