La Cité Médiévale : Que faire ?

La Cité Médiévale : Que faire ?

Toutes les infos pour visiter la plus grande Cité Médiévale de Carcassonne.

Située dans le sud de la France, Carcassonne se trouve dans la plaine de l’Aude entre deux grands axes de circulation reliant l’Atlantique à la mer Méditerranée et le Massif central aux Pyrénées. C’est une ville touristique célèbre pour ses sites classés au patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO dont la Cité médiévale.

Perchée sur une colline rocheuse et hérissée de créneaux, murs robustes et tourelles pointues, la cité médiévale encore habitée, compte 52 tours et deux enceintes concentriques qui totalisent 3 km de remparts. Accessible de jour comme de nuit, par la Porte Narbonnaise et la Porte d’Aude, une grande partie de la Cité médiévale se visite librement.

 

Que faire et voir dans la Cité de Carcassonne ?

La Cité de Carcassonne se trouve à 20 minutes à pied depuis la gare. La cité est ouverte, vous pouvez donc choisir de la visiter gratuitement, simplement en vous promenant dans les ruelles pavées au cœur de la cité médiévale. Cependant, certaines activités seront payantes. Assurez-vous de prendre une carte touristique de la forteresse dans l’un des 3 points d’informations.

Le château Comtal

Le château comtal fut agrandi au XIIe siècle par les Trencavel, vicomtes de Carcassonne, et fut sans cesse modifié au cours des siècles suivants. Le château et son enceinte comportent 9 tours dont la tour Pinte, la plus haute de la Cité. L’entrée principale est gardée par des tours jumelles formant un châtelet dont les systèmes défensifs sont très élaborés.

Plusieurs animations sont proposées tout au long de l’année dont un festival électronique en septembre. Des jardins, inspirés des jardins médiévaux, sont en accès libre dans les douves du château

Si vous voulez marcher sur les remparts, vous devrez payer l’entrée au Château Comtal (8,50€). L’entrée comprend l’accès aux salles du donjon et une partie des remparts, offrant une vue imprenable sur la campagne environnante et les Pyrénées au loin.

Horaires :

Les remparts ferment 30 minutes avant la fermeture et les consignes 15 minutes.

Du 2 janvier au 31 mars

Ouvert tous les jours 9.30-17.00

Du 1er avril au 30 septembre

Ouvert tous les jours 10.00-18.30

Du 1er octobre au 31 décembre

Ouvert tous les jours 9.30-17.00

 

Fermetures :

Fermé les 1er janvier, 1er mai, 1er et 11 novembre, et le 25 décembre

 

 

La Basilique St-Nazaire

L’église Saint-Nazaire, est une ancienne cathédrale située à l’intérieur de la cité de Carcassonne.

Le « Joyau de la Cité » est donc un bel exemple de la coexistence harmonieuse entre le roman et le gothique dont les vitraux sont les plus beaux du Midi. L’orgue de la basilique est l’un des plus anciens de France.

Une messe a lieu tous les dimanches à onze heures.

Horaires : 09:00 à 19:00 toute la semaine

 

Le musée de l’inquisition ou « Musée de la torture »

Le musée présente une grande collection d’instruments de tortures, allant du 12ème siècle à la Révolution Française.

Il est complété par les différents personnages ayant joués un rôle important durant cette période ainsi que leur biographie. Explications, descriptions et vidéos sont traduit en Français, Anglais, Espagnol, Italien et Allemand. Ce musée est situé au cœur de la Cité et attirera tous les passionnés d’histoire que les curieux. Âmes sensibles s’abstenir.

Horaires du lundi au dimanche :

Juillet-Août : 10h-22h

Hors saison : 10h-18h

Tarif : 9.50 € Adulte

 

Goûtez au Cassoulet

Ne partez pas de Carcassonne sans avoir mangé un cassoulet, un plat local à base de haricots, saucisses et canard. Le foie gras est également une spécialité de la région, et tous deux seront sur de nombreux menus. Il existe plusieurs restaurants dans la cité, alors pourquoi ne pas prévoir un dîner dans l’un d’entre eux.

 

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