Château Comtal and Ramparts

France

From above or below, on the ramparts or inside the walls, Carcassonne’s double line of fortifications are a marvel. The insurmountable walls and 52 towers are deservedly the centre of attention and go on for three kilometres around the old upper city.

You can enter the Château Comtal for a tour, and with an audio-guide you should expect to lose two awe-filled and informative hours finding out about how the walls were built in the 15th century and how they were restored in the 1800s by Viollet-le-Duc. You can do the full walk along the battlements, and between the walls there are even jousting shows for families to watch in summer.

Contact

Tourist information offices
email
Via contact form
address
2 square Gambetta, 11000 Carcassonne
phone
+33 (0)4 68 78 58 90