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Things to do in Carcassonne

World heritage site · Historic Walking Area
Cité de Carcassonne , Carcassonne Center
Cité de Carcassonne, a fully restored, fortified French town dates back more than 2,000 years. This site is widely considered one of the best
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O'Vineyards , Villemoustaussou
A scenic, family-owned vineyard, O'Vineyards aims to combine new-world techniques and tasting practices with old-world refinement and charact
Tours from £51
Eglise Saint-Nazaire , Carcassonne Center
A basilica minor and a national monument, Eglise Saint-Nazaire houses some of the most famous stained glass in the south of France. Historian
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Duration: 3 hours
At Toulouse Bike Tour by Le Petit Cyclo, we offer guided tours of Toulouse by bike, an ideal way to discover the pink city, its architecture, its history and the Toulouse way of life.All tours are done on our bikes, adapted and equipped with a comfortable saddle, in the company of our qualified professional guide.
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Wine Tour / Tasting
Taste du Languedoc Wine Tours offers wine tours, gourmet food tours, cultural tours, historical tours, and custom tour packages in the Langue
Room Escape Game
Room Escape Games , Toulouse
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Historic Walking Areas · Castles · Churches
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. Customize your holiday with our France travel route tool to create an adventure that suits you.

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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.
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