On the banks of the Aude River, Carcassonne captivates with its two sites designated as World Heritage by UNESCO. It majestic fortified citadel and its famous and enchanting Canal du Midi. With 2500 years of history, this medieval city has preserved its appearance from the past and uses this particular architecture for many events. 


Highlights

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 due to 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 seventeenth 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 under King Saint-Louis. It is the less well-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.

Agenda

Exhibition Marie Madeleine

Exhibition Marie Madeleine

Until 20th May

The museum dedicates an exhibition to Maria Magdalena's figure. They could have assembled more than 100 works between paintings, drawings, manuscripts and sculptures.

Connections​

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

The ancient capital of the historic region of Provence, Aix-en-Provence is a city notorious for the charm of the streets in its old town and its characteristic lifestyle. ​​

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