Carcassonne Travel Guide
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Member Reviews (30)
- CarcassonneMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4May 17, 2013
This is a beautiful fortified petite ville, not too far from the southern coast. Above the town is a huge castle dating back to 1800's. There are some great charming hotels and bed and breakfasts to stay in and the Castle is incredibly fun and interesting to explore. It is developed inside, there are unique shops, retaurants and activities. You can see the Mediterranean Sea from the castle walls and its only about a 30 minute drive. Its a great place to stay for 2 days, to explore the castle, take awesome pictures. Don't miss the garden type bar setting in the back of the castle called Chateau Jouclary, beautiful place to sit and enjoy everything around you.
- CarcassonneMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Nov 13, 2012
Charming medieval town in southern France near the border with Spain. Check out the awesome and mostly intact castle that once guarded the borders, as well as explore the winding streets. For those who fantasized about knights, chivalry, and stories about quests will absolutely fall in love with this town
- CarcassonneJul 05, 2012
this is a must see -All the shops 1 Take a trip to the Printers shop and have a look at the prints for an ancient Tarot Deck-Truly amazing! And allow the history to seep through your shoes as you walk through this historical land- The " Inquisition " brought down entire villages of the Cathars - for their beliefs- and the land here will share this sad part of it's story.None-the- less ,It is incredible - watch for the Oaks that line the way to the walled city sporting huge clusters of Mistletoe in their tops- and the ancient cemetary sits across from the entrance gates. I should love to return here someday !- Also -Lacauxe Caves are on the way here
- CarcassonneJul 04, 2012
Visiting the medieval fortified town of Carcassonne - the Cite - is like stepping back in time. The renowned French hilltop town with the longest city walls in Europe is located in the Languedoc region of France and overlooking vast green plains that stretch all the way to the Pyrénées. The medieval walled city, standing on its hill and capped by pointed towers, is a wonder to behold. Once you have come to terms with the spectacle of its full size and have passed through the huge gates into the city itself, there is much to see. Through its maze of narrow cobbled streets lie an abundance of small shops selling a variety of goods and artwork. One can pass pleasant hours wandering the streets of the town exploring the exciting series of towers, turrets and ramparts, with fantastic views and countless photo-opportunities.
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