Carcassonne is located along the motorway from Toulouse to Narbonne. It is the capital of the department of Aude (Languedoc-Roussillon) and annually attracts millions of tourists.
The most famous landmark is definitely the fully restored citadel, called La Cité de Carcassonne. This is on the UNESCO World Heritage List It is the best example of a medieval city in Europe, which is almost completely preserved.
In the Cité are shops, hotels, restaurants, a large church, various forms of entertainment, terraces, etc. You can certainly spend a large part of the day with your family. Often there are festivals or medieval shows. On the 14th of July there is a very large firework which is very worthwhile to see (from a distance). A train runs around the Cité so you can see everything at your leisure.
Note: In July there is always the famous festival with all kinds of artists, circus, opera, classical music, dance, theater, humor and French national and international singers.
Every day from April to October there are guided tours of 2.5 hours in French and English. You will see the most special sights. The tour ends at the banks of the Canal du Midi where you can taste regional specialties or take a cruise. Register at the Office de Tourisme.Back to the overview