Car Rental Carcassonne Airport

Go to Gruissan

Go to Gruissan
Hop in your car hire Carcassonne Airport France service and arrive in Gruissan in less than an hour! Formally a stronghold standing in front of Narbonne, this place has grown into it own over the years and now offers much for visitors. There is lots happening here with various events and festivals to enjoy. The village streets harks back to old times with other parts of Gruissan packing a modern punch. The salt museum located at  Les Salins du Midi is worth a trip and can be seen by guided tour if you wish. Those with an interest in wine will ...

Visit Minerve

Visit Minerve
Minerve is a thirty five kilometre drive from Carcassonne. Its another stunning village within easy driving distance and was formally chosen as a winner in “Les Plus Beaux Villages de France” which is a competition run for villages of great beauty. Keep in mind that if driving to Minerve, the main bridge is only accessible to residents. In the past the village has been regarded as the centre of the Minervois wine region. Make no mistake this is a beautiful part of the world and once you arrive here by car, you can then easily take it all in on foot. ...

Lagrasse

Lagrasse
You are never short of day trip options when you make Carcassonne your base. You will find Lagrasse in between Carcassonne and Narbonne. Its  roughly a forty minute drive in your cheap Carcassone Airport car rental. The village of Lagrasse is well known for its abbey as well as its beautiful streets and houses. It a lovely little place to relax and take in during the summer months with fairs and markets a regular theme. One of the highlights of the village is the hump backed bridge which dates back to the twelfth century. There are some delightful local restaurants serving ...

Visit Bram

Visit Bram
The pretty village of Bram is just a nineteen kilometre drive in your Carcassonne Airport hire car. Its a picturesque spot in the centre of cathar country. You can see many castles perched around the hills nearby Bram. Should you choose to arrive by boat then it may be useful to know that the village is about a 20 minute walk from the port. Its really a place to just relax and enjoy the natural beauty on offer. Some old churches worth a look include Saint-Julien and Sainte-Basilisse. The Maison d’Archeologie offers the opportunity to see what still exists after thirty ...

Day Trip to Quillan

Day Trip to Quillan
Another fantastic place that your Carcassonne car hire can bring you to is Quillan. You will find it to the south of Carcassonne and it should take less than an hour to drive to. Quillan is surrounded by mountains so to say its a scenic area is certainly an understatement. As you would expect for this part of the country, Quillan is an idyllic little town, wonderful to stroll about and admire.  Head for the old bridge and watch on as boats and kayaks flow down the river. The old castle dates back to the fourteenth century. It has been dismantled ...

Day Trip to Alet Les Bains

Day Trip to Alet Les Bains
If you are looking for a relaxing day trip from Carcassonne then you should head for Alet Les Bains which is just a twenty seven kilometre drive in your Carcassonne car hire. Its a great little location for pampering yourself with access to a thermal spa and once that’s done you can soak up a little history round the village which is home to just over five hundred people. You can find Alet Les Bains situated between Quillan and Limoux on the Aude River. Rennes le Chateau can be reached in just another fifteen minutes or so. The abbey at Alet ...

Narbonne Day Trip

Narbonne Day Trip
Narbonne is just a forty minute drive away in your cheap Carcassonne car rental. Its an excellent option for a day trip. Its a lovely town, built around a medieval centre, ideal for just strolling around and taking in the sights. It was formally the capital of Languedoc and has a population today of forty seven thousand. Wine is big business in the town with famed vineyards such Corbières in the vicinity.  The Cathédrale de St-Just and St-Pasteur is a marvellous gothic creation which was never fully finished so still has no nave due to concerns at the time (13th century) ...

Rock Climbing near Carcassonne

Rock Climbing near Carcassonne
If you fancy a serious workout then you may wish to consider rock climbing while in Carcassonne. Many people who come to the region regularly enjoy the pursuit. There are plenty of locations around Carcassonne as well as the Haute Vallée that are just perfect with this in mind. One of the most well known climbing areas is called Notre Dame du Cros which is located at Caunes Minervois. You can choose from three cliffs here depending on your skill level. Puilaurens should be tackled only by the most experienced climbers while Rocher Ecole de Pierre Lys and Rocher Ecole du ...

Musee du Blason

Musee du Blason
The Musee du blason is of great historical interest in Carcassonne. It is located at 11 rue Frederic Soulie. It translates as the “Museum of Coat of Arms and Crests”. Here you can expect to find numerous glass paintings and works. Many have a religious influence with works of stained glass prominent. You can also view drawings on the croisade albigeoise related to the Cathares.  The battle of 1209 is depicted in some works with castles in Termes, Beziers  and Castelnaudary. Groups are welcomed as well as schools. It is open all year round from ten in the morning to six ...

Day Trips from Carcassonne

Day Trips from Carcassonne
One of the many great things about Carcassonne is how close it is to so many great locations. Not only do you get to enjoy Carcassonne itself but you can use your time to visit other nearby attractions using your car hire Carcassonne service. Probably the most obvious choice for a day trip would be Toulouse however some overlooked spots such as Limoux can also be a great choice. Limoux is renowned for its sparkling wine (Blanquette de Limoux) as well as its local cuisine with famous recipes for sweet treats like nougat and le Limos. Those who want a good ...