Carcassonne Vacations

In Southwest France, Carcassonne is right on the main high-speed train line, and is one of the Languedoc region's most fascinating cities. Divided into separate "towns" during the wars against the Cathars, when the original ruling family was forced to establish their territory on the low ground by the River Aude. A spectacular medieval festival ... Read more
animates Carcassonne during the first two weeks of August, while July is one long arts celebration for the Festival de la Cité, highlighted by Bastille Day fireworks.
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Carcassonne is a unique medieval town, only 45km away. The views of the skyline from a distance will take your breath away. The old city offers many restaurants, walks and architectural sights.

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A fantastic unesco world heratage site. Well worth having the audio tour guide to take you round. Can get busy at peak holiday times so plan ahead. Much to see as it's almost a small town in itself. Lots of history and great photo opportunities!

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Porto, Portugal
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Carcassone is one of the most visited cities of all France. The city is divided by the river , the "new" part of town is pleasant with lots of Cathedrals and some interesting points. On the other side there's the medieval walled city. Outstanding !
On a one hour train from Toulouse, it's a must see definitely

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Reno, Nevada, USA

This city is a must see if you are anywhere nearby. It is one of the coolest places I have ever been. Since the city is still very functional, it is one hell of an experience.

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Stunning walled citadel with lovely shops and restaurants to discover and explore. At the edge of the beautiful river stands the imposing castle with its amazing views across the region and interesting cathedral, shops and chic restaurants and its free to enter!!!!
You can travel here by car in 90 minutes or by train via Narbonne.

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The 13th century walled city is vibrant with history, art, cuisine, and just an excellent day trip for all.

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Brisbane, Australia

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

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London, UK

A charming town located in the South of France, Carcassonne is great for long weekends with the family. Rent a home further out or even stay in the old town, but down miss one of the many markets full of charm and colour and the rolling hills are great for morning jogs.

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Stuttgart, Germany

la cite well preservet medeval fortress, in main seasson lot of tourists, close to some albigense castles

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London, United Kingdom

Fortress still in amazing state, jump back in time and enjoy late dinners in the sun

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