Top Historical Monuments and Landmarks in Carcassonne

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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Let's witness the history of Carcassonne with these top historical monuments and landmarks:

  1. Cathar Castles

    #1 of 4 Historical Places in Carcassonne
    Cathar Castles

    Tags: Castle, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Carcassonne, France

    Timings: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    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 pr...Read more

  2. Chateau Comtal

    #2 of 4 Historical Places in Carcassonne
    Chateau Comtal

    Tags: Castle, Historical Site

    Address: 11000 Carcassonne, France

    Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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 he...Read more

  3. La Bastide Saint Louis

    #3 of 4 Historical Places in Carcassonne
    La Bastide Saint Louis

    Tags: Outdoors, Historical Site, Food And Drinks, Market

    Address: Outside the walls of Carcassonne, France

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 boas...Read more

  4. Mayronnes Sculpture Trail

    #4 of 4 Historical Places in Carcassonne
    Mayronnes Sculpture Trail

    Tags: Trail, Exhibition , Sculpture

    Address: Ferme de Carrus, 11220 Mayronnes

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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...Read more

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Top Tours for Historical Places in Carcassonne

  • Save 7% 2 Hour Private Guided Tour Carcassonne Medieval
    2 Hour Private Guided Tour Carcassonne MedievalNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 2 Hrs

    Discover this Medieval city in a 2 hrs private guided tourHear incredible stories about the defensive techniques used to defe...

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  • Save 20% A Half-Day Tour of Montsgur
    A Half-Day Tour of MontsgurNew on TripHobo

    Duration: 1 Days

    Montsegur is the iconic Cathar Castle, the "head and the seat" of the Cathar Church. Its fall to a crusading army in 1244 fol...

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