©

Carcassonne trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Carcassonne

Trip Planner Europe  /  France  /  Occitanie  /  Aude  /  Carcassonne
(3.8/5 based on 14,000+ reviews for top 30 attractions)
Things to do: historic sites, museums, nature

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.

For an interesting and fun ride, board a barge that moves along the historic Canal du Midi, leaving from just outside the main train station. Operators provide English commentary on the history of the canal and various sites in the Aude department of the Languedoc-Roussillon region along the way. When you get hungry, a culinary must for you to try is cassoulet, a local dish made from beans, sausage, and duck. Arrange all the small, but important details of your Carcassonne trip itinerary using our France tourist route planner.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Carcassonne

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Carcassonne

Although the picturesque La Cite is a tempting place to stay, consider the quieter and more affordable La Bastide Saint Louis down the hill. La Bastide provides easy access by foot to the walled La Cite for daily tours and peace and quiet after dark.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Carcassonne:
Sightseeing, historic sites, museums
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, shopping, museums
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Sightseeing, shopping, theme parks
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, sightseeing, shopping
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Nature, museums, fun & games
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Carcassonne

13 days in Languedoc-Roussillon & Avignon BY A USER FROM CANADA June, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Toulouse & Carcassonne BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in The Pyrenees BY A USER FROM INDIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in South of France BY A USER FROM FRANCE August, culture, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in South of France BY A USER FROM IRELAND July, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Spain & France BY A USER FROM BRAZIL May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 58 days in South of France BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA May, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Barcelona, The Pyrenees & Aragonian Pyrenees BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, culture, outdoors, romantic, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Carcassonne & Nimes BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News