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Carcassonne Complete Photography Walk

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.Carcassonne, France

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Experience hosted by Laurence

4 hours
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We're going to explore the city of Carcassonne across four hours, 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. Starting at the Gare and on through to the Port of the Canal du Midi, and along to Pont Marengo, where we'll discuss the rule of thirds. We'll wander the cobbled streets and lanes, finding spots to learn about black and white photography, landscape, portrait and action shots. Continuing to the Pont Vieux (old bridge) through the Bastide, and up to the gorgeous Citadel, we pause at various points to reflect on new aspects of photography, and then jump behind the lens to try them out. We'll walk along the cobbles of 'les lines', to discuss lead-in lines and light and shade.

We're Instagram friendly! Our online community is accessible to all those taking part, and details of this will be offered to participants, at the end. 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 city of Carcassonne across four hours, 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. Starting at the Gare and on through to the Port of the Canal du Midi, and along to Pont Marengo, where we'll discuss the rule of thirds. We'll wander t…

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Sat, Oct 24
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Sun, Oct 25
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Sat, Oct 31
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Meet your host, Laurence

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 7 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 meet at the Train Station, moving along, across the cobbles, to a point on the Canal du Midi, into the Square Chenier. From there we'll work to the centre of the New Town, the very popular Place Carnot, before descending across to the River Aude, which its perfect view of the Citadel, quieter parts, and to the Pont Vieux - the old bridge. A short climb to the Cité and across to the wells and towers, completing at a view across Carcassonne.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Claudia
January 2020
Laurence is very friendly and knowledgeable.4 hours went fast and time was well managed. He shared fantastic places and routes in both new and old town which I won't be able to find out myself in such limited time. Photography tips are useful and I like his way of idea sharing approach so you can still do your own experiment as you want. I enjoyed a lot the experience and would recommend it to anyone who want to get a quick intro before exploring the city by themselves, or those like me have very little time in town and needs an abstract of it.
Laurence is very friendly and knowledgeable.4 hours went fast and time was well managed. He shared fantastic places and routes in both new and old town which I won't be able to f…
Aditya
December 2019
Laurence is a great host. Immediately made me feel comfortable in a new town that doesn't primarily speak English. It was a comfortable tour at an easy pace with focus on basic principles of good photography. A nice conversation, something to learn and some history of carcasonne, what more can one want? Highly recommended.
Laurence is a great host. Immediately made me feel comfortable in a new town that doesn't primarily speak English. It was a comfortable tour at an easy pace with focus on basic pr…
Deborah
August 2019
Great time spent with Laurence on his tour. I was particularly lucky as I was the only participant, so had a private tour and lesson. Felt immediately at easy and in good company. Knowledgeable about the area, and great tips on using my dusted of EOS camera! Would highly recommend his tour.
Great time spent with Laurence on his tour. I was particularly lucky as I was the only participant, so had a private tour and lesson. Felt immediately at easy and in good company…
Purnima
July 2019
Good tour around some famous and more off beaten path Carcassonne attractions. I was an avid shutterbug on my France trip, but while in Carcassonne Laurence provided interesting challenges and great advice to improve and concentrate on making each shot well constructed
Good tour around some famous and more off beaten path Carcassonne attractions. I was an avid shutterbug on my France trip, but while in Carcassonne Laurence provided interesting ch…
Troy
May 2019
This tour was fantastic! Even though we were not photography experts we really learned some things about both Carcassonne and photography in a very relaxed way. It felt like the tour was tailored to us!
Fergus
April 2019
Lovely morning with Laurence, who showed me some new photography techniques and shared his knowledge and passion for photography, Carcassone and the surrounding region. It was very relaxed and Laurence is friendly and personable. We finished up at the top of the cité, in time for lunch and to explore it independently in the afternoon Would recommend for a hands on and alternative way to connect with Carcassone and beat the crowds a bit too
Lovely morning with Laurence, who showed me some new photography techniques and shared his knowledge and passion for photography, Carcassone and the surrounding region. It was ver…

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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 8 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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