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.
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