Carcassonne Visit

Welcome to the castle and ramparts of the city of Carcassonne


Have you ever been to Carcassonne?
With its castle and ramparts, the city seems straight out of a medieval fantasy novel.


The Château de Carcassonne, located in the south of France, embodies over 2,500 years of history. Its origins date back to Gallo-Roman times, when the region was fortified to protect against barbarian invasions. In the 12th century, under the reign of the Trencavel family, the fortress was reinforced, becoming a stronghold of Cathar resistance during the crusade against the Albigensians. Although it fell to the crusaders in 1209, Carcassonne retained its strategic importance for centuries.

In the 19th century, architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc undertook major restoration work to restore the château to its former glory. His efforts were crowned with success, and Carcassonne became an early example of medieval castle restoration in Europe. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Carcassonne attracts millions of visitors every year.

The fortress is not only a testament to medieval military architecture, but also a symbol of the region's culture and identity. It has inspired artists, writers and film-makers the world over, appearing in renowned works of literature and cinema.

In short, the Château de Carcassonne bears witness to the region's eventful history, from its Roman origins to its period of decline and restoration in the 19th century. Today, it remains one of France's most emblematic and visited monuments, a reminder of the region's past and present. 






Thursday 27th June 2024

Departure bus at 1:00 p.m. return to Toulouse aroud 6:30 p.m.
We provide buses from the congress center to the castle and return.

The visit is limited for 600 people due to security reason, fisrt arrived first served.


The Carcassonne castle visit is included for regular and students and optional for visitors.

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IEPC Secretariat

6 allée Emile Monso - BP 34038

31029 Toulouse Cedex 4


05 34 32 31 19