Guided tour

Cité de Carcassonne: Guided Tour

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Cité de Carcassonne: Guided Tour

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From US$ 17.52 per person

Take a guided tour of the medieval fortified town and discover the human and architectural history of this UNESCO-heritage-listed location.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Learn all about the fortified city of Carcassonne
  • Gain historical insight through the fantastic museum
  • See the beautiful and intriguing architecture
Full description

Come along on this guided tour and learn all about the history of this fascinating city.  Enter through the main entrance, known as Porte Narbonnaise, to the medieval city. Learn about the fortifications built by the Romans. Cross the main street, Rue Cross Mayrevieille to the castle. Discover the museum inside the castle and develop a better understanding of the Trencavel family that defended the Cathars during the Albigensian Crusade.  Walk along the top of the wall, crossing both medieval and Roman towers as you head towards the church. Hear an explanation about the architecture of the gothic church and see the beautiful stained glass windows, built between the 13th to 16th centuries. Walkthrough the streets of the ancient religious quarter and learn about the inquisition in Carcassonne and Toulouse. The tour will conclude next to the Castle where you'll hear about the restoration work that happened in the 19th century.

  • Entrance to the town
  • Guided tour
  • Castle entrances fees
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet next to the target of the UNESCO and the statue of Dame Carcas, next to the bridge that joins the square and the main fortified door.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Entrance fees to the castle are €7/adult (under 18s are free).
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 302 reviews

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Perfect visit. Very nice tour of the city. A very good complement to the visit of the castle that we advise you to do before. Our guide was very knowledgeable on the subject and knows how to maintain the suspense to make us live the stories of History with a capital H. Thanks to her.

March 15, 2022

Walk at a peaceful pace in these layers of history and stories that the City of Carcassonne represents, in the company of a very pleasant guide who knew how to interest children and adults with an accent full of sunshine. Eccellent morning which ended at the table of Norbert avenue d'Iena which we can also only warmly recommend.

July 17, 2021

Very interesting tour. Nathalie was very knowledgeable and spoke very good English. During the 2-hour tour of Carcassonne we learned a lot about the history of this interesting region but also about current issues. Did you know that Kevin Costner's Robin Honda was not filmed in Nottingham but in Carcassonne? A great tour at an extremely reasonable price!!

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June 28, 2021

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