Escapade to Carcassonne

FRANCE | SELF-GUIDED

Trip Style

Rural and city walks

Availability

March to October

Highlight

A mixture of the medieval city and nature, Southern French landscapes

Price from

220 EUR

 

Grade

Carcassonne is famous for the Cité de Carcassonne, a medieval fortress restored by the theorist and architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc in 1853. It was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997. Carcassonne is a well equipped tourist destination which has a robust wine-making economy.

 

You can drive from London to Carcassonne in 2 days, or fly from Dublin in 2 hrs 20 mins, so it’s an easy get-away. Walking is the best way to absorb the unique details of the history drenched area. Stride along different paths through the famous Canal du Midi, the Medieval city, explore the vineyards, and wander along the riverbanks to the lock.

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There is plenty of flexibility in this holiday, and you can choose the order that you explore Carcassonne.

We offer a variety of day tours for you to add to your itinerary, between discovering the quirks and ancient parts of the city.

Read about some of the day trip options:
From the Bastide to the City – 5,5 Km
Grapes  Flagrances and Discoveries – 11 Km
At the Water’s Edge – Tools from 2,2 to 15 Km
From the medieval city to the Saint Foulc priory – 9 Km
Landscapes and Lake – 16 Km
City and Landscapes – 7,5 Km
In the shade of the Canal du Midi – 13 Km
Riverbanks and locks – 11 Km

PACKAGE DETAILS

Day 1: Arrive at Carcasonne

The walking spirit in Carcassonne is the desire to discover the Medieval City. Leap back in time, surrounded by stone walls and narrow streets.

 

From the Bastide Saint Louis look out over the landscape and see banks of the water in a different way. Stop at quaint shops, walk the twisting streets, and maybe wander down to the banks of the Aude.

 

There’s a lot to explore with your family and friends! The town and the surrounding area can be discovered through the hiking routes like the GR36, which joins the Bastide Saint Louis to the Lac de la Cavayère and passes by the Medieval City, or the GR78, which is the Piémont Pyrénéen route towards Saint-Jacques de Compostelle.

Day 2: Carcasonne

Let’s go for Carcassonne discovery.
We offer you the choice between many walks in the city or in the landscapes around. Talk to us about how many you want to fit in!

From the Bastide to the City – 5,5 Km
Grapes  Flagrances and Discoveries – 11 Km
At the Water’s Edge – Tools from 2,2 to 15 Km
From the medieval city to the Saint Foulc priory – 9 Km
Landscapes and Lake – 16 Km
City and Landscapes – 7,5 Km
In the shade of the Canal du Midi – 13 Km
Riverbanks and locks – 11 Km

 

If you would like to extend your stay to do more (or even all) of the walks, just ask!

Day 3: Carcasonne

Enjoy your last morning in this incredible place before leaving the South of France, or stay on and add another of our French walking holidays to your itinerary.

INCLUDED AND NOT

  • 2 nights in 3* hotels
  • 2 breakfasts
  • Day tours fact sheet with map
  • 24/7 Customer Care
  • Flights/trains
  • Insurance
  • Drinks
  • Lunches & Dinners
  • Transfer from/to airport
  • Extra night stays
  • Upgrade to 4* and 5* hotels

Access

How to get there

Information on the train from Toulouse to Carcassonne (approx 1hr) can be found here. You can also plan your train journey with apps like Omio.

 

Fly direct from Dublin to Carcassonne with Ryanair.  Alternatively fly with Aerlingus to Toulouse and get a train to Carcassonne.

From London Stansted you can fly direct to Carcassonne with Ryanair. Alternatively fly to Toulouse from London Heathrow with British Airways, from London Gatwick with EasyJet or London Stansted  with Ryanair. From Toulouse you will get a train to Carcassonne.

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