CARCASSONNE, THE TRUE CAPITAL OF LANGUEDOC


carcassonne castle, languedoc, south france

Where History, Romance, Myth, come alive in the South of France


WHATS TO DO IN CARCASSONNE

Carcassonne: Medieval Cité


Be prepared to walk up to 3 kilometers of walls, climb some of the 52 towers, visit the hallowed ground of the Basilica Saint Nazaire, and the Comtal Castle

Carcassonne: Bastide Saint Louis

The lower, and more modern city was built in 1247 by King Saint Louis. Its lively streets, busy with restaurants, shops, boasts amongst it many treasures - Saint Michel Cathedral, Saint Vincent church, and Carnot Square.

Carcassonne: Restaurants, Events, Nightlife

Summer is savoured in full in Carcassonne

July 14 - fireworks create an incredible event around the medieval city - two weeks of concerts with well known artists and performers; later there is Spanish week where Carcassonne resonates with spanish music, flamenco, corrida.

The town offers a variety of nightclubs - notable are Le Black Bottom; La Fiesta Bodega, Le Black Discothèque, Carcassonne:




Enjoy the spectacular July 14 fireworks in Carcassonne - one of the 7 wonders of France!
Walk along the 17th Century Canal du Midi, that meanders through the town.

CARCASSONNE AIRPORT
Ryanair flies into Carcassonne Airport from Porto (Portugal); Brussels (Belgium); Dublin, Cork (Ireland); East Midlands, Liverpool, London (England ); Glasgow, Edinburgh (Scotland).

TRAINS

SNCF has connections to TGV trains to all over Europe from Carcassonne.