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2-Hour Private Walking Tour of Carcassonne

1. 2-Hour Private Walking Tour of Carcassonne

The walled city of Carcassonne in Languedoc is world renowned as a spectacular fortified medieval city. But this rocky spur has been occupied since the 6th-Century BC, first as a Gallic settlement and later as a fortified Roman city. The Visigoths seized the city in the 5th-Century, and were followed by the Saracens, who remained in control for a mere 30 years before the Francs expelled them. Restored by Viollet-le-Duc in the 19th-Century, the city fortress was consecrated in 1997 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, while the former military enclosure of the lower town’s "La Bastide Saint-Louis" is listed as a conservation area. Take a 2-hour private walking tour, personalized to your own schedule and rhythm, visiting the sights you would like to visit. Explore medieval architecture and discover the rich culture that has inspired poets and writers, including William Faulkner. The city is divided into 2 parts; the town and the famous Cité de Carcassonne. Typically we pay more attention to the Cité, but if you would like to visit the town the tour can be customized to suit. Discover the castle and ramparts at the heart of the medieval city; explore the Cathedral and the Basilica of Saint Nazaire; and visit la porte Narbonnaise, which was the principal entrance to the Cité. A dream like destination with a romantic ambience, the tour is tailor-made to enchant you.

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What people are saying about Carcassonne Cathedral

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 34 reviews

Jacqueline was wonderful! She was knowledgeable about the history of Carcassonne and entertaining as well. Taking a tour with Jacqueline is definitely the best way to see the old city! She was also very accommodating when she worked with us to fit our tight schedule! I really appreciated her graciousness! I would highly recommend her.

Ingrid was very informative

All of us thought Ingrid was an amazing guide. In just a short time, she told us the history of Carcassone and showed us everything important to see. She was on time, thorough and answered all our questions. I highly recommend Ingrid and this activity. Great way to see Carcassone with limited time.

Enthusiastic guide

Our guide emphatically and knowledgeably shared the tales and legends of Carcassonne during our two-hour tour. The whole group loved her storytelling abilities. Very pleased.

Delightful young woman who was very knowledgeable.

The guide was fantastic. I would recommend her highly. She had a great knowledge of history and conveyed it in an enthusiastic, engaging way.

Our tour guide was engaging and worked hard to keep the kids interested.