Who never drempt of being a knight or a princess ?
At "la cité" of Carcassonne, the dream comes true !  Visiting Carcassonne as a family is truly a magical moment.
Are you ready for a fairytale day ?

Through the eyes of a child  : an amazing historical journey

As you arrive, from Narbonnaise or Aude gate, children are always amazed by the size of the citadel and imagine that a knigt in armor will dash through at any minute (it can actually happen certain days) !

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Walk peacefully along the paved streets surrounded by colorful boutiques : sweetshops or medieval costumes, wooden toys or perfumed soaps...
Stop for a pancake or an ice-cream.


Parents will appreciate security : no cars !  (except for a few hotel shuttles)

The BIG adventure

To go up on the remparts, direction the château comtal (castle of counts) !
Go through the wooden (spooky) outside corridors, inside the towers, and right up to the top of the wall ... so many wonderful decors to contemplate...


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Parents will like : Free for kids up to 18 years old
The rempart is safe (but your kids must not lean on the crenel (but they are quite high))
Our advice  : The  château and remparts have a lot of stairs, and some windy ones. You will not be able to use a push chair. Best to use a carrier and take water when its hot !

Plenty of activities for little soldiers and fairies

Horse drawn carriage or little train , school museum...
For teenagers ; the haunted house or the torture museum  ...loads to do  (more +)

Depending on the season, many medieval events occure (St Nicolas, 1st week end of december, Cortesia on school holidays), chivalry tournaments during the summer, every day except saturday at 3 and 4.30 pm in summer...) and you often find street artists performing !

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The "lices"is the space between both remparts, children can run freely, you can set a picnic or just relax ...

Read Kids and Compass blog - Best things to do with kids in Carcassonne 

More ideas with kids


With family

Whether you want to become a knight, look after animals, search for treasure or make


Carcassonne Cité

Crossing the pont-Levis into the Cité is a rare experience, a journey through time in