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Château Comtal, Carcassonne

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Immortalized in films such as "Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves," Château Comtal is a medieval castle inside Carcassonne. This is the largest European city with intact fortified walls. This Cathar Castle dates back to the Crusades and is widely considered one of the best representations of a classic medieval castle. Take a look at our Carcassonne itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Château Comtal and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Take the "Audio-guide" option in order to enjoy visiting this place to its fair value. An excellent journey through history.
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  • August 16, 2017
    We had the opportunity to visit the Castle and its ramparts and we passed a good time to walk to the top of the towers and ramparts and observe the view which is amazing. Beautiful pieces on display in the Castle and which come from different periods of occupancy.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Nice tour of the Castle and the walls with stunning views! A shame that there was not more parts to discover including the sub soil. But otherwise it's worth the trip! Word of advice, buy your tickets on the internet. I started the tail, and in the end with my phone in 2 minutes I bought my entry on the internet and hop, 1 hour of tail and less!
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  • July 2, 2017
    Simply fantastic! Extremely well presented with amazing views. It has been beautifully restored. A must see!
  • July 1, 2017
    One of the most well-preserved Medieval castles one can find in Europe. Highly recommended for any European history lovers, you would certainly enjoy the place!
  • June 15, 2017
    Castle and Museum within the walled city of Carcassonne. Great views of the modern town, and of the rest of the historic fort. €9 for an adult ticket, extra €3 for the audio guide.
  • June 26, 2017
    Great views from the walls. Worth a visit to walk around this medieval castle.
  • March 24, 2017
    Expansive historic castle-turned-museum both explains the history of Carcassonne and gives insight into life in the Middle Ages. Get here early, the lines to get in can be long in the summertime.

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Where to stay in Carcassonne

Although the picturesque La Cite is a tempting place to stay, consider the quieter and more affordable La Bastide Saint Louis down the hill. La Bastide provides easy access by foot to the walled La Cite for daily tours and peace and quiet after dark.
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