Lac de la Cavayere

A great place to spend a few hours is Lac de la Cavayere . You can take your Carcassonne rental car out there or you may prefer the option of a bus (the number seven from Square Gambetta). You should be able to do a full walk around the lake in less than an hour ...

Trivalle

You will find Trivalle located on the far side of the Pont Vieux. The district has two streets, one is called rue de la Barbacane and the other – rue Trivalle. Its a lovely little area to browse on foot. The Ste Marie du Sauveur Chapel is a splendid building featuring a bell tower. The ...

Museum of the Middle Ages

Another place well worth a look is the Museum of the Middle Ages which you will find on Rue des Ramparts, Carcassonne 11000. This is a two room exhibit. The first room is a video room while the other is split into three, depicting different eras of Carcassonne life through the middle ages. The venue ...

Centre Culturel De La Memoire Combattante

Centre Culturel De La Memoire Combattante
Its nice to take in a little culture while on holiday. It is of course fantastic to just relax and enjoy some nice weather but when the opportunity arises to learn a little about the place that you are in then you should grab it with both hands as you may never get the chance ...

Guided Tours of Carcassonne

Guided Tours of Carcassonne
Everyone is different when it comes to getting to know new cities and places. Some will prefer to just ramble along at their own pace taking in whatever amount of information they feel like while others prefer more of a structure to things with the help of either an audio or human guide to give ...

Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts
You will find the Museum of Fine Arts located at 1 rue de Verdun, 11000 Carcassonne. You can expect to see an excellent array of paintings and ceramics stretching three centuries from the seventeenth to the nineteenth by various artists.  The majority of work comes from French as well as Dutch artists. There are often ...

The Aude Gate

The Aude Gate
The Aude Gate dates back to the twelfth century. It was used in defense of the walled city. A wall was erected on the river banks. It was formally known as the Toulouse Gate.

St Nazarius Basilica

St Nazarius Basilica
Discovering the medieval city of Carcassonne is truly a delight for the numerous visitors who descend upon the area year after year. Fifty two towers plus two enclosures make up a combined total of three kilometres of ramparts. You can check out many of the sights here free of charge with only the castle being ...

Shopping in Carcassonne

Shopping in Carcassonne
Its probably not a city that springs to mind when you think about shopping but nonetheless there are plenty of options in Carcassonne. Local products are quite popular with tourists with items such as antiques high on their wish lists. You could consider the city to have two shopping districts. In Bastide Saint Louis you ...

Canal du Midi

Canal du Midi
One of the simply must see or hard to miss even sights around Carcassonne is the Canal du Midi.  It stretches over two hundred and forty kilometres in length bringing together the Garonne River and the Étang de Thau going from Toulouse. Its really up to you how you choose to explore it. You can ...