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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. Put Château Comtal and other Carcassonne attractions into our Carcassonne road trip tool , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • beautiful building, very well preserved with a superb coastal path. The visit must be done quietly to really enjoy this unique place
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  • It's always nice to see how our heritage is rich in castles, abbeys and other monuments... This castle was saved thanks Viollet le Duc and I like to go back to relive this moment of history
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  • Visit the Château Comtal of Carcassone is indispensable and worth. These huge walls could... not with us and we enjoyed the visit. :) You can perform various types of visits. We take an audio guide just in case and it was very useful. The views are breathtaking and the site has a captivating story. In this city the time passes not equal...
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  • One of the best places to visit in France. This place is amazing and has been beautifully restored. Well worth a visit.
  • Simply fantastic! Extremely well presented with amazing views. It has been beautifully restored. A must see!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Great views from the walls. Worth a visit to walk around this medieval castle.

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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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