Tourism in Carcassonne
Top 5 things to see in Carcassonne
Near your campsite in Vielmur-sur-Agout, the magnificent city of Carcassonne is worth visiting. Discover the most beautiful visits to make during your stay.
- The Saint Nazaire basilica : as beautiful inside as outside, it is nicknamed "the jewel of the city", with its magnificent stained glasses.
- A boat trip on the Canal du Midi: a UNESCO heritage site; it passes just north of the lower city.
- The Australian Park: to spend the afternoon with the children who will discover many animals and activities specially designed for them.
- Les Halles: If you are looking for a little freshness, go to the Halles and meet the local artisans and merchants, who will make you taste their products.
- The Cathar trails, one of the most iconic hiking routes in the Pyrenees that connects the Mediterranean coastline to the town of Foix in the Ariège. You can hike, bike, horseback ride and arrive at a Cathar castle offering a 360° view, called the citadels of vertigo. Do not hesitate to be accompanied by a guide to have access to unsuspected places.
- The red train, not at all high speed since it progresses at a speed of about 30 kilometers per hour, a tourist train that has remained frozen in the 60s, and will cross a whole part of the region. A much less tiring visit but still in the open air.
To see in Carcassonne
A must-see French destination, the largest Medieval City in Europe, Carcassonne is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A jewel of medieval architecture whose fortifications have made it famous.
From the top of the ramparts you will have the most beautiful view on the city of Carcassonne.
You will discover 2500 years of history. Its size and state of preservation make it unique.
Visit the city from the cellar to the attic, cross its moats, walk along its 3 kilometers of ramparts, climb to the top of its towers and wander through its maze of streets.
The city was built on top of a hill to control all the surrounding countryside, a countryside that stretches like a corridor, between the Black Mountain on one side and the Pyrenees on the other. It has 52 towers and 3 kilometers of ramparts.