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Carcassonne: Private Walking Tour with Cité de Carcassonne

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Activity provider: AKOPSO
Private tour

Carcassonne: Private Walking Tour with Cité de Carcassonne

Activity provider: AKOPSO

From US$ 178.35 per person

Enjoy a private walking tour of the magnificent fortified town of Carcassonne. Stroll down medieval streets and explore the superb castle, city ramparts and romantic buildings.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Explore the romantic town of Carcassonne with a private guide
  • See the stunning fortress of the old Cité
  • Observe the 13th-Century Carcassonne Cathedral
  • Tour the Gothic Basilica of St. Nazaire
Full description
The walled city of Carcassonne in Languedoc is world renowned as a spectacular fortified medieval city. But this rocky spur has been occupied since the 6th-Century BC, first as a Gallic settlement and later as a fortified Roman city. The Visigoths seized the city in the 5th-Century, and were followed by the Saracens, who remained in control for a mere 30 years before the Francs expelled them. Restored by Viollet-le-Duc in the 19th-Century, the city fortress was consecrated in 1997 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, while the former military enclosure of the lower town’s "La Bastide Saint-Louis" is listed as a conservation area. Take a 2-hour private walking tour, personalized to your own schedule and rhythm, visiting the sights you would like to visit. Explore medieval architecture and discover the rich culture that has inspired poets and writers, including William Faulkner. The city is divided into 2 parts; the town and the famous Cité de Carcassonne. Typically we pay more attention to the Cité, but if you would like to visit the town the tour can be customized to suit. Discover the castle and ramparts at the heart of the medieval city; explore the Cathedral and the Basilica of Saint Nazaire; and visit la porte Narbonnaise, which was the principal entrance to the Cité. A dream like destination with a romantic ambience, the tour is tailor-made to enchant you.
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In front of the Narbonnaise Gate at the entrance to the city

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  • Please note, this tour can accommodate wheelchair users if you inform the operator beforehand.
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based on 43 reviews

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Jacqueline was wonderful! She was knowledgeable about the history of Carcassonne and entertaining as well. Taking a tour with Jacqueline is definitely the best way to see the old city! She was also very accommodating when she worked with us to fit our tight schedule! I really appreciated her graciousness! I would highly recommend her.

March 31, 2023

All of us thought Ingrid was an amazing guide. In just a short time, she told us the history of Carcassone and showed us everything important to see. She was on time, thorough and answered all our questions. I highly recommend Ingrid and this activity. Great way to see Carcassone with limited time.

March 31, 2023

Hélène is a beautiful, friendly and very polite person. She is a wizard of facts, names and dates. However, we missed some kind of concept of what to show and what to explain. Therefore it was kind of difficult to follow and it left us somewhat puzzled and - to be honest - a bit bored. We, especially our 12y old kids, were not completely happy since the special character of the spot somewhat drowned in a sea of information.

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March 31, 2023

Product ID: 17107