Carcassonne

Carcassonne is famous worldwide to be one of the last remain of the medieval cities built in the 11 centuries.  

The medieval city of Carcassonne will bring you back to the Middle Ages!

The first walls of Carcassonne were built under the Gallo Roman period, between the year 50 and 500.
But the Medieval shape of the City of Carcassonne, as you can see it today, was made during the 11 century.
Nothing really changed since the 11 century and the buildings kept their medieval tone. That is why Carcassonne is so famous worldwide.  

By visiting Carcassonne you will enjoy a travel through Middle Age and feel as if you were an armour dressed knight.

The defensive wall surrounds the Medieval City of Carcassonne, which is located on a hill.
From the top of the defensive wall you will be able to admire the Corbières little mountain and the new city of Carcassonne.

Carcassonne is the perfect place for you to chill at a coffee terrace or to eat the traditional Cassoulet from the neighbourhood city called Castelnaudary!

What to do and see in Carcassonne:

  • The Medieval City of Carcassonne
  • The middle ages streets and atmosphere
  • The overview of the new city from the hill
  • The view over the Corbières mountains from the hill
  • The view over the Rousillon vineyard from the hill
  • Basilique Saint Nazaire
  • Eating the traditional Cassoulet from Castelnaudary wich is a slow-cooked casserole, containing meat (typically pork sausages, goose and duck), pork skin and white beans
  • Chilling at a coffee terrace

 Take half a day to enjoy and discover the Medieval City of Carcassonne!

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More information about Carcassonne on www.tourism-carcassonne.co.uk

The cities to discover around Carcassonne are: Toulouse – Montpellier – Collioure – BordeauxBarcelona

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