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Cathar Castles

Carcassonne, France
+33 4 68 11 70 72
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Carcassonne, France
+33 4 68 11 70 72
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Returned to Cathar country after an absence of ten years. Thoroughly enjoyed revisiting these sites at our own pace this autumn when its not so busy. We managed to visit five sites in seven days. A,good head for heights and a sturdy pair of shoes...More

Thank menaigriffiths24
Reviewed 6 November 2017

really recommend a visit to here and as you go along the cathar trail you will discover many things.

Thank sara s
Reviewed 5 November 2017

If you're a history buff this is a must. If you just appreciate the majesty of old building, it's a treat. Don't miss it.

Thank 88suzyq
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We were on a "self guided" bus tour and would have gladly stayed many more hours if we could. The shops were great and not too pricey. The restaurants were a bit high, but this is a captive audience. But the walled city, castle, even...More

Thank bdh520
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We stayed at a place across from the castle and when we asked where to eat in town they said the best place was the castle. When we entered the castle that night it blew us away. It was a vibrant hive of activity. Shops...More

1  Thank JKfromNCC
Reviewed 7 October 2017

It's easy to become confused with the various Carcassonne listings on TripAdvisor, particularly the reference to the "Cathar Castles". The Cathar Castles is not in any meaningful sense a discrete tourist attraction; instead, it's a group of castles scattered over a relatively wide area. The...More

3  Thank TomPhilUK
Reviewed 30 September 2017

I had arranged a personalised guided tour since we were only in Carcassonne for 2 days. It was a 3 hour tour and I suggest that anyone visiting should do this as so much can be missed by just strolling around on your own. I...More

1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Well castles are built high up to stop being invaded and over run. Hills and steps go together . Its part of the plan. But if you are of stout heart and study limbs ,Make haste and enjoy . you only get the true feeling...More

4  Thank MaisonLorchidee
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I listened to the naysayers and almost did not visit this amazing place. Finally decided to try it out for a night on our way to Provence. We stayed within the walls at the Best Western and it was an awesome decision. Yes, its probably...More

Thank Arunie C
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The place is a shambles during August, at least, and you really don't see anything worthwhile, unless you take a proper guided tour (remembering that most of it is a 19th Century recreation). The only reason to go is to eat (probably poorly) and look...More

Thank John E
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16 April 2017|
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Response from ukbobdog | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can as castle is very close to town centre but to enjoy your experience there is a colourful street train which will take you up as it up a steep hill. you can even spend a whole day perusing the shops within (free... More
22 September 2016|
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Response from Bruce H | Reviewed this property |
I took my own car on the Ferry from Dover-Calais and drove down. Assume you're flying in from USA so presumably into Paris CDG. I'd consider taking the TGV train to maybe Avignon, hire a car there and drive down past... More