HIGHL​IGHTS

 

The Fortified Citadel

Located on the banks of the Aude river, the medieval citadel is a fortified town, unique in Europe both in size as well as for its state of conservation.

With its 52 towers and 1.86 miles of walls, the citadel is home to an ancient theater, the count's castle and the Basilica of Saint-Nazaire.

Canal du Midi

The work of Pierre Paul Riquet, the Canal du Midi, was built during the 17th century with the purpose of connecting the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.

This waterway was used for transporting freight and passengers. Nowadays, the Canal is visited by many tourists and recreational boats. With near 150 miles of waterway, the banks of this canal are a true tourist itinerary.

Bastide de Saint Louis

Located in the lowest part of the city, between the Canal du Midi and the Medieval Citadel, the Bastide was built in 1260 during the reign of King Saint-Louis. It is the less known area of the city.

This place offers great architectural richness, with the Gothic cathedral of Saint-Michel and its private hotels. Built following a grid structure, the Bastide is organized around its central square.

WHAT TO DO

 

Markets

Markets

All year

Flower, fruit and vegetable markets. There is an Indoor market in the old market hall (XVIIth to XIXth centuries) in the Centre of the Bastid Saint Louis: fresh produce from the region. A lovely promenade and a true pleasure for eyes and taste buds!

The 3 kings’ treasure

The 3 kings’ treasure

All year

Solve riddles and find a formidable treasure hidden in the medieval city of Carcassonne. Enjoy this adventure with your family!

CONNECTIONS AND RELATED DESTINATIONS

Located where the river Garonne meets the Canal Du Midi, its many red brick buildings give Toulouse its nickname the Pink City. ​

Located halfway between the sea and the mountains, Perpignan benefits from its proximity to the Mediterranean coast and the imposing Canigou mountain range. ​

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