Epok’ Tour, visit Carcassonne in period costume

Take an unusual tour led by a guide in period costume, and discover the city of Carcassonne in a whole new way with Epok’Tour. A real journey to the heart of history awaits you!

An essential fortress in the Aude department and the Occitanie region, the city of Carcassonne is a unique medieval site. Every year, millions of visitors set out to discover this ancient city, whose walls have preserved traces of the many eras it has passed through over the past 2,500 years. A real history book on a human scale!

A site that brings together so many eras and so many anecdotes must be visited in order to understand its deepest secrets… Without forgetting to let yourself be enchanted by the timeless medieval atmosphere that reigns here. With Epok’ Tour, discover the city of Carcassonne in a different way, through unique and unusual tours that promise to transport you straight to the heart of history.

Get ready for a real journey into the past. From a visit immersed in the Middle Ages and the epic story of the Crusades, to the discovery of Carcassonne’s ancient past, young and old alike will be amazed!

Introducing the Epok’ Tour platform

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To break the mould of traditional guided tours, Epok’ Tour offers you the chance to discover or even rediscover many of France’s cities through a dynamic, interactive tour format. The aim is to highlight France’s historical heritage through stories and anecdotes told in an immersive and original way.

Discover the secrets of the past under the wing of your guide. Dressed in a costume carefully crafted according to the rules of the period, your guide will embody a character from a key period of the place you’ve chosen to visit. These storytelling or theatrical tours take you back in time to discover places steeped in history in an entertaining way.

A small company that saw the light of day during the autumn of 2020, Epok’ Tour integrates the dimension of sustainable tourism by giving pride of place to the local economy. Indeed, the tours offered are conducted by local and passionate guides. By grouping these tours led by guides in period costume on the same platform, Epok’Tour seeks to improve their visibility and facilitate the user experience by enabling travelers to find these tours near them on the same website.

There are over thirty tours to choose from in France. You can locate them directly on the Epok’ Tour website via an interactive map. Offered in small groups, some tours are also available in private, in English or even in Spanish.

Visit Carcassonne at the time of the Crusades

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Meet in front of the Porte Narbonnaise to begin this unusual tour of the city of Carcassonne. Accompanied by your guide, you’ll be immersed in the Middle Ages and the epic history of the Crusades. Get ready for a journey back in time to explore the city of Carcassonne in the 13th century.

Throughout the tour, your guide plays the role of Alban, a royal soldier who grew up during the Crusades. In the service of King Saint-Louis, Alban also witnessed the transformation of Carcassonne into a royal fortress. Between anecdotes and adventures, he’ll tell you all about his knowledge while bouncing off the group’s remarks. The tour also includes a number of points of interest on the site, including the city walls, the castle grounds and the Basilica of Saint-Nazaire.

This unusual tour of Carcassonne at the time of the Crusades takes place at 10:30 am or 5:30 pm. Your costumed guide will take you on a 1.5-hour journey. Your costumed guide promises a storytelling journey that’s a far cry from the rigid tour schedule. The emphasis is on interaction with the group, allowing everyone to take part in this unforgettable experience. Finally, this tour is also accessible to people with reduced mobility on request.

Tour prices :

  • Adult rate: €15 ;
  • Reduced rate (students, jobseekers, social minima): €10;
  • Young people (aged 13 to 17): €7 ;
  • Children (aged 6 to 12): €5 ;
  • Children (under 6): free.

Good to know: the tour is available for small groups of 6 to 25 people. However, it is also possible to book a private tour at a cost of €180/group for up to 10 people. For this option, the choice of date, time and language (French or English) is yours.

Visit Carcassonne and its Antiquity Revealed

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This unusual tour of the city of Carcassonne starts under the statue of Dame Carcas, in front of the Porte Narbonnaise. And this time, it’s a leap back to the time of the Gauls that awaits you!

This fun tour immerses you in Carcassonne’s ancient past, while covering several points of interest on today’s site, such as the first rampart on the north side and the remains of mosaics and domus at the castle.

Octavia Caelius, a Roman citizen of Colonia Julia Carcaso (the ancient name of Carcassonne), will be your guide on this unusual tour. She’ll reveal all the secrets and mysteries of her Gallo-Roman town. But she’ll also introduce you to the history of late Antiquity and its architecture. A unique journey to the heart of history, which will appeal to young and old alike.

Join us at 11 a.m. for a1-hour tour of Carcassonne and its unveiled antiquity, accompanied by Octavia Caelius. This period character, embodied by the passionate guide, promises a lively and unique experience. Finally, please note that this tour is not easily accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Tour prices :

  • Adult rate: €15 ;
  • Reduced rate (students with card): €10 ;
  • Young people (aged 13 to 17): €7 ;
  • Children (aged 8 to 12): €5;
  • Children (under 8): free.

Good to know: this unusual tour of the city of Carcassonne is designed for groups of 6 to 25 people maximum. However, it is possible to book a private tour at a rate of €190/group for up to 10 people. For this option, the choice of date, time and language (French, English or Spanish) is yours.

Epok’ Tour, an evolving platform

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Although the Epok’ Tour concept was born in autumn 2020, it is constantly evolving. Indeed, the unusual tours of the city of Carcassonne are only a small part of all those on offer, to which new ones are still being added regularly.

Relive the siege of Château Gaillard in Normandy, rediscover the birth of the Canal du Midi masterpiece at Le Somail, or stroll through Toulouse in the Age of Enlightenment… These are just some of the unforgettable experiences you can enjoy all over France on a unique and unusual tour.

To meet the needs of the widest possible audience, new tour slots in English are planned to be added between now and the end of the year or early 2022, depending on the progress of the border reopening. In addition, you can find current tours and all the latest news directly on the Epok’ Tour Facebook page.

So, are you ready to take a trip back in time to the heart of history?