Cité de Carcassonne: Private Guided Tour

4.7 / 5

75 reviews

Cité de Carcassonne: Private Guided Tour

From $21.86 per person

Take a private guided tour of the medieval fortified town and discover the human and architectural history of this UNESCO-heritage listed location. Enter the medieval castle and museum and see the spectacular ramparts.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
French, English, Italian
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Learn all about the fortified city of Carcassonne
  • Gain historical insight through the fantastic museum
  • See the beautiful and intriguing architecture
Full description
Come along on this private tour and learn all about the history of this fascinating city.  Enter through the main entrance, known as Porte Narbonnaise, to the medieval city. Learn about the fortifications built by the Romans. Cross the main street, Rue Cross Mayrevieille to the castle. Discover the museum inside the castle and develop a better understanding of the Trencavel family that defended the Cathars during the Albigensian Crusade.  Walk along the top of the wall, crossing both medieval and Roman towers as you head towards the church. Hear an explanation about the architecture of the gothic church and see the beautiful stained glass windows, built between the 13th to 16th centuries. Walk through the streets of the ancient religious quarter and learn about the inquisition in Carcassonne and Toulouse. The tour will conclude next to the Castle where you'll hear about the restoration work that happened in the 19th century.
  • Entrance to the town
  • Guided tour
  • Castle entrances fees
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Meet next to the target of the UNESCO and the statue of Dame Carcas, next to the bridge that joins the square and the main fortified door.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Entrance fees to the castle are €7/adult (under 18s are free).
Customer reviews

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4.7 / 5

based on 75 reviews

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Brilliant walking tour with Nsthalie

Our guide Nathalie met us and immediately put us at ease by being friendly and welcoming. She walked at a very comfortable speed and was very informative about the castle, cathedral and cite in general. Her English was good and she was very patient when we asked lots of questions about the beautiful city. She gave a very personal tour around what we were interested in and what she thought were important to know about the area and history. I would definitely recommend the tour and nathalie to people visiting carcassonne. Excellent value for money.

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September 22, 2019

Carcassonne is a must!

The guide Nathalie was so knowledgeable and we appreciated her effort to speak English. The information was a little detailed for our 9 and 10 year old daughters. We loved the walk through the castle and along the castle wall over looking the town and amphitheater ending with the chapel. So very well priced €20 per adult and free for the kids. We were the only family.

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August 24, 2019

The tour with Nathalie was one of the Highlights of my holidays

Nathalie was an excellent guide - with a lot of knowledge, very charming and funny! Since my daughter dropped out at the last minute it was just us two and she didnt get tired of answering all my questions. In fact she said she prefers small groups to make the tour an individual and personal experience. Which was absolute the case for me! And she was very patient when I was taking pictures and pictures - and more pictures. She even gave me some tipps for my trip to Monsegur. Nathalie, if you really get the chance to do a guided tour with Sting, remember: He is the lucky one with you at his side!!

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July 14, 2019

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