Free Walking Tour - Carcassonne During II World War

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English
Guru: Paul
Registered on May 19, 2022

Hi, I'm Paul and I have a passion for Carcassonne during the Second World War. Come and walk the streets of Carcassonne with me and journey back in time. We tour the town stopping at places that have a strong connection with WW2. The history is brought alive by my knowledge of the subject and 40 black and white photos from the archives.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Enjoy this guided walking tour around Carcassonne with an English guide.
Journey back in time and discover life in Carcassonne during WW2.
The tour is called 'Repression and Resistance' and is led by an English guide who has lived in Carcassonne since 2005.
The guide is passionate about Carcassonne during II World War.
Visit buildings, memorials, statues, and places with a link to World War 2 events and life.
The guide's extensive knowledge and the use of many photos from the archives, bring the tour to life.
Topics covered include: 

  • The fall of France
  • The occupied and non occupied zones
  • The invasion of the Free Zone
  • Rationing
  • The Milice 
  • S.T.O.
  • The spectrum of resistance
  • The spectrum of collaboration
  • The liberation
  • Post war purges.

National heroes, local heroes, and forgotten heroes.

Useful information:
Approx 2h 15 mins. 
3 miles/4.5 km 

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  • Meeting point:
    2 Bd Barbès, 11000 Carcassonne, France
    2 Bd Barbès, 11000 Carcassonne, France
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    Meet between the Brasserie de 4 Temps restaurant and the fountain at the end of the pedestrianised street (rue Cortejaire) near the Portail des Jacobins (Jacobins Gate.)

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Christy 29 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Awesome tour! Gave a whole different perspective on Carcassonne. Very well researched and highly interactive. I learnt so much and had great fun.
David 29 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Paul gave a very informative and interesting walking tour. Lots of World War 2 information given out. Well worth going on a tour with him.
Mark 21 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
WOW. An unmissable tour during your stay in Carcassonne. Hugely informative tour that brings the city's war time history to life. Highly recommended, do not miss out.
Matthew 20 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Very interesting, quiet funny as well as getting his message across. Excellent manner and tone to his information. Highly recommended guide and tour.
Alison 20 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Excellent tour
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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