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Carcassonne Medieval City, Carcassonne

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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Carcassonne Medieval City, a fully restored, fortified French town dates back more than 2,000 years. This site is widely considered one of the best examples of a well-preserved medieval city with heavy fortifications. A classic fortress on a high peak features architectural influences from the Romans, fifth-century Visigoths, and later occupants. You can explore two rings of fortified walls with battlements, conical towers, bridges, stone streets, and medieval buildings. A famous Gothic cathedral with carved stone columns and stained glass windows crowns the city. Plan your Carcassonne Medieval City visit and explore what else you can see and do in Carcassonne using our Carcassonne trip generator.
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  • Fun to walk around inside the medieval city where there's no fee unless you stop to shop or eat! Take your time and enjoy the place and the pace. 
  • We visited in October and it was still vibrant with shops open, bars and cafes open. It is easy to amble round in the city and there is an array of information points. On visiting the church we astoun...  read more »
  • This town is astounding. I'm a big fan of Dungeons and Dragons and fantasy novels and this town is pretty much how I've always imagined a medieval fortified city. Granted I didn't picture them have qu...  read more »
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