1. France
  2. Midi-Pyrénées
  3. Toulouse
  4. Cité de Carcassonne

Carcassonne Half-Day Private Tour from Toulouse

Product ID: 89057
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Explore the medieval city of Carcassonne on a private walking tour. Learn about the construction of Europe's most formidable defensive fortress.
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Duration: 5 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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  • Admire the stained glass windows of the Basilica of Our Lady of Nazaré
  • Hear about the defensive techniques used to protect the city of Carcassonne
  • Learn about the Inquisition that eliminated the Cathars in southern France
Full description
Travel back in time to the Middle Ages on a half-day visit to Carcassonne. Learn about the engineering behind the construction of the most comprehensive and formidable defensive fortress on the continent.

Marvel at the city's 52 towers and hear about the archeological clues that indicate when they were built. Enjoy the exclusive services of a regional expert guide throughout the tour.

Imagine the slots designed to pour boiling oil on invaders. See the misleading stairs that sent the enemy into a state of confusion, and get an insight into the Cathar religion and the holy wars that raged in the city.
  • Transportation
  • Walking tour
  • Ticket for the Comptal Chateau
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fee to Château Comtal
  • Entrance fee to Musée de l'Inquisition
  • Transportation to the city
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Place Jeanne D'Arc

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please note this tour involves a lot of walking on cobblestone streets and some walking up stairs. It may not be suitable for those with reduced mobility
• Regrettably, the tour is not wheelchair accessible
• Be sure to wear comfortable shoes (no high heels)
• Sunglasses are recommended in July and August
• Note that the price of this tour depends on the number of participants per group
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Product ID: 89057