The Medieval City



Following government announcements, all guided tours are currently being discontinued. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you again.


Located on the right bank of the Aude, the Cité, a medieval village still inhabited, has 52 towers and 2 concentric enclosures which total 3km of ramparts. Free access day and night, through the Porte Narbonnaise and the Porte d'Aude, a large part of the Medieval City can be visited freely. Take advantage of guided tours by approved Speaker Guides offered by the Tourist Office throughout the year, daytime and evening!

Practical Information

To access the Medieval City, you have 3 (paying) car parks at your disposal, their operating modes and hourly rates are identical. You have Parking P1 - Chemin de Montlegun, 400 m from the Medieval City, near the Porte Narbonnaise entrance (Tel: 04 68 77 73 11), Parking P0 and Parking for hotel customers - on the entrance side Porte Narbonnaise (People who have booked accommodation in the medieval city, must contact their accommodation directly to find out how to park), then Parking P2 - Rue Dujardin Beaumetz, near the entrance to Porte d'Aude Parking de la Cité and finally the P0 Delteil Parking (Tel: +33 (0) 4 68 77 73 11).

Visit the Medieval City

Immerse yourself fully in the medieval atmosphere of the city and discover its secrets with a guided tour. Whether you are an adventurer, history buff or just curious, you will find a tour for you. we concoct tours especially for you and our guides welcome you with professionalism and passion. Lé Cité Médiévale opens up to you and reveals its secrets to you, so learn to come out of Carcassonne with an incredible experience.

Your activities in the City

An escape game on the free "CARCASSONNE INTERACTIVE" application, themed tours, a treasure hunt, museum visits ... There is everything you need to spend a moment of sharing in the Medieval City. Whether you are with family, friends, as a couple or just one-on-one with yourself, you will appreciate all the experiences that it is possible to have in Carcassonne.

Monuments and museums inside the Medieval City

To the west, the Aude gate faces the river of the same name. It is located near the Chateau Comtal. This door is extended by the Aude barbican, partially destroyed in 1816 to build the Saint-Gimer church. Only the ramp surrounded by crenellated walls remains. This door, with its typically medieval appearance, has served as a backdrop for many film shoots such as Les Visitors, Robin des Bois: Prince des voleurs or Le Corniaud.