Carcassonne is a perfect example of a Medieval Town

The fortress was built on the foundations of a Roman stronghold and was considered to be impregnable. After the annexation to the kingdom of France in the 13th century, following the crusade against the Albigensians, Carcassonne defied the kingdom of Aragon to the south with its two outer walls of nearly 3km adorned with 52 towers. Restored at the end of the 19th century, it is the region's main tourist site and has been used as the backdrop to many historical films.

A tour of the ramparts and battlements, the Comtal castle and cathedral offers total immersion in medieval architecture. The lower town is built according to the traditional model of the fortified towns (bastides) of South West France.

Enjoy a pleasant stroll through the town's shopping streets after crossing the Pont Vieux which, traversing the Aude, connects it to the proud city (classified as a Unesco World Heritage site).

In Carcassonne:

  • Lac de la Cavayère
  • Australian Park
  • Fortified town of Carcassonne
  • Go-carting
  • Treetop adventure park