Fortified City of Carcassonne: Count's Castle

Built in the 12C, the Trencavel Palace was turned into a citadel after 1226. Since the reign of St Louis, an immense ditch and a semi-circular barbican have made it a fortress within the olf walled town. It houses a lapidary museum (note the Calvary of Villanière) and also has two inner courtyards of remarkable architectural interest, boasting numerous towers (west ramparts). On the second floor you can see a film and exhibition explaining the restoration work at Viollet-le-Duc.

Useful information

Address : 

1 rue Viollet-le-Duc, 11000 Carcassonne

Phone:

+33 4 68 11 70 70

Price:

8.50 € (-18 years old free of charge)

Opening hours

Apr-Sep: 10am-6.30pm; rest of year: 9.30am-5pm - closed some Bank Hols

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