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 with an English guide.
'Repression and Resistance.'
The Free Tour 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 that link to II World War. The guide's extensive knowledge and 50 black and white photos from the archives brought 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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Jaime 22 Nov 2022
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Travelled in group - Nov 2022
Paul was an amazing guide! We could tell how much passion he has about history. I recommend this tour and Paul very very much!
Merc... 18 Oct 2022
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Travelled in couple - Oct 2022
FELICIDADES!!! Mucho mejor de lo esperado
Daniel 17 Oct 2022
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Travelled in couple - Oct 2022
I’ve done many free tours and I can say it’s probably the best I’ve done: very well prepared, interesting, well explained, entertaining… Great time, totally recommended!
Katr... 13 Oct 2022
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Travelled in couple - Oct 2022
Paul has a very lively way of explaining the history of Carcassonne in the Second World War
murray 12 Oct 2022
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Travelled in couple - Oct 2022
Never thought of doing a walking tour about ww2 in cassassane.we found it highly informative and would highly recommend it. The tour gives you another perspective of cassassane history
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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.
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