Guided Tours

of Carcassonne

The secrets and history of the Medieval City as well as the rest of the city of Carcassonne are revealed thanks to your tour guide.

Guided Tours in Carcassonne

Are you a history buff ? A little curious in search of originality or rather cautious in search of sure values ? We have the right tour for you! Guided tours during the day for the wiser ones, night tours for the more adventurous (in summer), safe tours for the quiet ones…

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Classic Guided Tour

This tour is ideal for discovering the medieval city of Carcassonne in complete safety… From the ramparts to the exterior of the Basilica of St Nazaire, via the Castle of the Counts from the outside only, plunge into the heart of this powerful city unique in Occitania.

Guided tour of Bastide Saint-Louis, cloth-making town

Carcassonne in the 18th century, a flourishing cloth-making town!

From wool to sheet, follow all the stages of production with a specialist guide.

An unusual and gentle visit.  From wool to cloth weaving, discover the little-known history of Carcassonne.  The woollen cloth industry made the town rich in the 17th and 18th centuries. Take a tour of this rich heritage, still visible today, from the Bastide to the Royal factory, via the Pont Vieux.

  • Available from July to August, every Tuesday at 10am.
  • Only available in French

Nocturnal Guided tour

Take advantage of a cool summer night to (re)discover the medieval city of Carcassonne. Our guides will lead you, between illuminated ramparts and romantic alleys, in search of lost time. Away from the world, stroll through the city as if it were your own.

  • Available in July and August
  • Only available in French

Special Guided Tour for Children

Enjoy a guided tour of the Medieval City with a costumed tour guide, specially designed for families with children aged 6 to 12. They’ll discover the history of the town in a fun way.

  • Available during French school holidays
  • Only available in French

Current guided tours

European Heritage Days

16 and 17 September 2023

For the 40th edition of the European Heritage Days, Carcassonne is opening its doors to you and the iconic sites of its history. From the Medieval City to the Bastide Saint-Louis and its hidden spots, enjoy the city as you’ve never seen it before.

  • Reservation required
  • Free of charge
  • 10 different guided tours & workshops
  • Only in french

Special Rugby World Cup Tours

From 10 September to 10 October 2023

To coincide with the World Cup matches in Toulouse, take a guided tour of the beautiful Cité de Carcassonne in Japanese, Spanish, English and Portuguese.

  • from €12 per person
  • Reservation required