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Carcassonne, a fortified French city
Carcassonne, a fortified French town
Carcassonne is a fortified town located in the heart of the Toulouse-Montpellier-Perpignan triangle. The town rich of 2000 years if history is home to two UNESCO world heritage sites: the Canal du Midi and the medieval town. Carcassonne is best known for its skyline which is famous in worldwide. The town is located in the plains of the lower valley of Aude and is easily accessible by train from Montpellier.
Start your day by having a breakfast at the Place du Marché in the centre of the Bastide Saint Louis district (the new town). Having made the full of energy, cross the town to the medieval city. You will enter the magnificent walled city through the Porte Narbonnaise. Move along the rampart and visit the Château Comtal and the Basilique Saint Nazaire.
The best way to end your day is to enjoy a boat trip through the Canal du Midi to admire the medieval city. You can also take some time to discover vineyards through their different terroirs: Minervois, Cabardès and Malepère…
Buy a Carca Pass comes at the tourist office. While it includes a guided tour to the mediaeval town, the Bastide Saint Louis and a cruise on the Canal du Midi, you will also benefit from a wine tasting session and numerous discounts in restaurants and shops.
Carcassonne is not much of a shopping destination. Yet as a popular tourist destination, you can find numerous souvenir shops.
Carcassonne Tourist Office
28, rue de Verdun, 11890 Carcassonne
Tel: +33 (0) 468 102 430
The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.
Getting to and from Carcassonne
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Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Carcassonne can be found.