Cité de Carcassonne UNESCO


20 March 2021  |  Tourism, UNESCO

The Cité de Carcassonne

Go back in time in the old town of Carcassonne.

Visit La Cité, the world famous fortified medieval town, a site of the UNESCO.

Cité de Carcassonne UNESCO


La Cité is truly a sight to behold, with fairytale ramparts and winding streets to explore. In addition to the many restaurants and shops on offer, you can stroll along the ramparts, take a horse-drawn carriage ride (ideal for children!). Immerse yourself in history, watch extraordinary shows, or enjoy the unobstructed view of Carcassonne offered by the Cité. Stunning views outside, the best place to see the city as a whole. After a turbulent history closely linked to the Cathar religion, it was almost completely lost and on the verge of collapse. A groundbreaking restoration in the late 19th century remodeled it to what it would have looked like in medieval times, with a few extra flourishes (the pointed fairy-tale turrets).

Cité de Carcassonne UNESCO


Cité de Carcassonne

Now you can stroll the cobbled streets and imagine what life would be like during this notoriously dark time in history. Inside, you will find the famous Comtal castle which is worth visiting, souvenir and gift shops, clothing shops, objects, galleries, museums. As well as many cafes and restaurants offering appetizing local cuisine. You can visit the City in a day, but something tells me when you experience it, you'll be back soon!

Visit of the City of Carcassonne

  • Guided tour

A cultural walk that will allow you to discover the Medieval City from a different perspective. Discover the secrets and history of the Medieval City of Carcassonne thanks to the tour guide who will tell you the story of this great monument and give you the keys to make the most of it.

Reserve your visit.

  • Nocturnal Guided Tour at the Lanterns

Discover the Medieval City at night to discover the secrets and the history of these walls, follow your guide in the night with your lanterns. Real lanterns made by a local ironworker will accompany you during your visit. Réservez votre visite.

Events in the City of Carcassonne

  • July 14: Fireworks

  • July: During the summer, Carcassonne offers its festival with many artists.

  • Sounds and lights, concerts, dance shows or plays.

  • All year round: Guided tour of the Medieval City and Château Comtal

Restaurants, bars and souvenir shops

In the Cité de Carcassonne you will find all the souvenir shops as well as the restaurants and bars where you can stop for a drink or a bite to eat for lunch or dinner. Bring back a souvenir to your loved ones in one of your souvenir shops in the heart of the city of Carcassonne.

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Amélie Roca

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