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Carcassonne Citadel Photography Walk

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 13 reviews.Carcassonne, France

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Experience hosted by Laurence

2 hours
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We're going to explore the Citadel at Carcassonne, through your camera or smartphone lens! We'll kick things off by talking about the principles of great photography, but without any of the unnecessary jargon that comes with it, and we'll look at what we think makes a perfect photo. Our tour will work from the Pont Vieux (old bridge) through the Bastide, and up to the gorgeous Citadel, pausing at various points to reflect on a new aspect of photography, and then jumping behind the lens to try them out. We'll walk along the cobbles of 'les lines', finding spots to learn about black and white photography, landscape, portrait and action shots. The two-hour tour will move to the busier streets of the Citadel, and we'll move to the Porte Narbonnaise for a final view and summary. Our online community is accessible to all those taking part, and details of this will be offered to participants, at the end.

We're Instagram friendly! Our tour is for photography beginners, for those with a real passion for taking snaps, and for those that know a thing or two about cameras. All welcome!

Please bring and wear a face-mask. Please also bring and use hand sanitiser. This walk respects social distancing.
We're going to explore the Citadel at Carcassonne, through your camera or smartphone lens! We'll kick things off by talking about the principles of great photography, but without any of the unnecessary jargon that comes with it, and we'll look at what we think makes a perfect photo. Our tour will work from the Pont Vieux (old bridge) through the Bastide, and up to the gorgeous Citadel, pausing at various points to reflect on a new aspect of photo…

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Sun, Oct 25
8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
$31 per person
$31 per person
Mon, Oct 26
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$31 per person
$31 per person
Thu, Oct 29
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$31 per person
$31 per person

Meet your host, Laurence

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 13 Reviews
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I'm the founder of Carcassonne Photography Tours - a semi-pro photographer and designer for over 20 years, and totally passionate about all things France! I love showing off the city that is my home - Carcassonne - and discussing my passion - photography.
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Where you'll be

We'll visit Port Vieux, with the best overall views of the Citadel, and move up, along the cobbles, to Porte Aude, and into the oldest part of the structure. From there we will work along to the Basilica, and around to the parts of 'les lices' occupied by most tourists, before descending slightly into some hidden, quieter parts which present great views across the new town, and we will then to Port Narbonnaise, where our tour finishes.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 13 reviews.

Kelly
October 2020Private booking
Terrific tour where we learned more both about photography and the city of Carcassonne. Laurence is charming, a great storyteller, and gives you a lens to both taking better photographs and the world. He even accommodated our last minute request for a tour. You will have a great afternoon with Laurence!
Terrific tour where we learned more both about photography and the city of Carcassonne. Laurence is charming, a great storyteller, and gives you a lens to both taking better photo…
Vince
February 2020
It was truly an unforgettable experience with Laurence! Beside of helping you to take excellent pictures of this magical place and explaining you the hints of photography, he allso tells you stories and tales about the history of the Citadell and the every-day life in Carcassonne. Absolutely recommended!
It was truly an unforgettable experience with Laurence! Beside of helping you to take excellent pictures of this magical place and explaining you the hints of photography, he allso…
Anna
February 2020
If you have even a slight interest in photography or just want to see the citadell in a new way this is an absolute must-do. You might want to do this at the beginning of your trip because afterwards you'll want some time to use what you have learned! Laurence was an amazing host, we learned more than we ever could have expected in these two hours not only about phtotography but especially about hidden corners of the citadell.
If you have even a slight interest in photography or just want to see the citadell in a new way this is an absolute must-do. You might want to do this at the beginning of your trip…
Thomas
December 2019
This experience was way beyond our expectations. Lawrences’ Patience, tutelage, passion for us to acquire great photographic shots, and the sharing of the historic significance of the photo sites was extremely interesting. We were extremely pleased with our tour and with Lawrence.
This experience was way beyond our expectations. Lawrences’ Patience, tutelage, passion for us to acquire great photographic shots, and the sharing of the historic significance of…
Dave
November 2019
What a great way to spend 2 hours in Carcassonne’s citadel! Laurence was attentive, extremely knowledgable, fun and a pleasure to spend time with. Not a technical photography tour, or a history lecture, but a great chance to take some gently coached photos in good company. We had a fab time, and highly recommend the tour - great value and a really pleasant experience. Thanks Laurence!
What a great way to spend 2 hours in Carcassonne’s citadel! Laurence was attentive, extremely knowledgable, fun and a pleasure to spend time with. Not a technical photography tou…
Eunice
October 2019
Laurence took us on the tour outside the time we had booked to avoid the rain that was forecast. It was relaxed and informative and the 2 hours flew by. We were both very pleased with the photographs we took. Would highly recommend this tour.
Laurence took us on the tour outside the time we had booked to avoid the rain that was forecast. It was relaxed and informative and the 2 hours flew by. We were both very pleased…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 14 and up can attend.

More tips

Don't worry! Our walk is for photography beginners, for those with a real passion for taking snaps, and for those that know a thing or two about cameras. All welcome - even if you just have a phone!

What to bring

Camera (SLR/mirrorless, etc) or Smartphone with built-in camera

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