Carcassonne is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Carcassonne one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Carcassonne is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Carcassonne or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Carcassonne. Explore the historical monuments of Carcassonne with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Carcassonne guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Carcassonne page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Carcassonne landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Carcassonne.
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08:00 am - 07:00 pm
The Cathar Castles is a broad term given to a series of around 20 forts built and used by the Cathars (followers of Catharism) all across France. Coming with a rich and violent history, the castles present near Carcassonne are the Peyrepertuse, the Queribus, the Puilaurans and even the Chateau Comtal. Check out the panoramic views and the intricate architecture.
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11000 Carcassonne, France
09:30 am - 05:00 pm
The Chateau Comtal (Count’s Castle) is a medieval castle inside the city of Carcassonne and a part of the Cathar Castles. The chateau has an intriguing yet violent history. Do hire a guide to help you explore the place.
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Outside the walls of Carcassonne, France
Situated outside the walls of the fortified city of Carcassonne, the Bastide was built during the reign of Saint Louis in 1260. Having retained its symmetrical arrangement of streets, the Bastide boasts a remarkable architectural heritage. It’s an old, charming little town with a wonderful central square. Wander the old city streets for shopp...
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Ferme de Carrus, 11220 Mayronnes
Near town of Mayronnes, around 25 kms from Carcassonne lies the stunning sculpture trail. The trail is around 5 kms long and takes approximately 3 hours to complete. There are permanent sculptures and an annual exhibition which takes place during April to September. The sculptures are interesting, amusing, puzzling and artistic. Since the trail is uphill, the view from the top is breathtaking.