4 days in Carcassonne & Olette Itinerary

4 days in Carcassonne & Olette Itinerary

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Carcassonne
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Olette
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Carcassonne

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Nazaire, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale St-Just, and finally make a trip to Tour Barberousse. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, make a trip to Canal du Midi, then learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, and finally admire the local landmark of Fountain of Neptune.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Carcassonne trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Carcassonne. December in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Olette.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks

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Olette

Olette is a commune in the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France.GeographyOlette is located in the canton of Les Pyrénées catalanes and in the arrondissement of Prades. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Musee de la Mine. On the next day, take a stroll through Evol, then get outside with Gorges de Caranca, then take in the natural beauty of Les Bains de Saint Thomas, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Les 3 Bassins De Sources Chaudes.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Olette trip planning website.

Drive from Carcassonne to Olette in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C.

Things to do in Olette

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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