"Château Comtal Museum - The Medieval period." Chateau Comtal Museum Tip by Jerelis

Chateau Comtal Museum, Carcassonne: 7 reviews and 28 photos

  Sam and I at a canon.
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  • Sam and I at a canon. - Carcassonne
      Sam and I at a canon.
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  • The canon. - Carcassonne
      The canon.
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  • Cyrille and Iris in the museum. - Carcassonne
      Cyrille and Iris in the museum.
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This museum is less interesting for those interested in minor arts, like ceramics, porcelains, bronze statuettes, ivory artefacts, rock crystal jewels. Yes ... there are some pieces present, but not too much. For example its better to have a look at the huge artifact available. In addition to this rather small, but fine collection of minor arts, it is more worth visiting for the ceilings celebrating Marcantonio II Colonna, some beautiful paintings and the Roman Military Equipment.

The Medieval period lasted more than 700 years, from the Dark Ages to the dawn of the Renaissance. It was a time of re-organization and invention, with key advances in society, government and religion. This era has left us with mythical figures like King Arthur and one where the weapons and armor of the time were truly instrumental in its shaping. At Château Comtal Museum we saw some selection from this exciting period. For example we saw the "classical" Roman short sword is called gladius and thought to be of Spanish origin, typical length up to ca. 55 cms.

Address: 1, rue Viollet-le-Duc, 11000 Carcassonne.
Directions: Enter the medieval city of Carcassonne via the main gate (Gate Narbonaisse) and just walk straight forward via Rue Cros Mayrevieille. Can't miss it from there!

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 13, 2011
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