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 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.

WHAT TO DO

 

Feria de Carcassonne

Feria de Carcassonne

From 24th to 27th august

Come discover the traditional feria de Carcassonne. This event marks one of the highlights of the year for friends and family! Concerts, salsa dances, flamenco, tapas tasting ... will not fail to regale you and entertain you!

EXHIBITION  OF MARTA SOLSONA

EXHIBITION OF MARTA SOLSONA

From 10th to 17th of september

As part of the summer events and for the third consecutive year, the City of Carcassonne welcomes the bronze creations of the sculptor Marta SOLSONA which will be visible on the esplanade Gambetta.

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. ​

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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