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On the Occitanie Rail Tour

Discover Carcassonne

Like a crown sitting atop a hill amidst vineyards, Carcassonne looks like a town out of a fairy tale. With its two perfect concentric walls of ramparts and towers that envelop a labyrinth of paved streets and shaded squares, the town is a marvel to behold. As soon as you get off the train, and before you conquer the city to join in the fun, you must cross to the other side of Carcassonne to the Bastide Saint-Louis, founded in 1250, to discover the Canal du Midi river port. And there's more to discover... 


Carcassonne is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites: The Historic Fortified City and the Canal du Midi. Discover must-sees in Carcassonne:

In Carcassonne, you'll enjoy: 

  • Strolling through the fortified city filled with restaurants, boutiques and lovely medieval homes.
  • Admiring the view over Carcassonne as you walk around the ramparts of the Chateau Comtal (a real elevated hike).
  • Coming in July for the Carcassonne Festival, an open air event, in the magical setting of the city ramparts.
  • Taking a boat trip or cycling along the towing path of the Canal du Midi

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