Tour the incredible walled city of Carcassonne, and explore its formidable ramparts and medieval buildings. See exquisite stained glass windows, stroll on cobbled streets, and snack on a traditional cassoulet.
What to Expect
Explore the remarkable city of Carcassonne on a 9-hour tour from Lourdes. Join a professional driver and guide as they take you on a journey back through time.
The Cité of Carcassonne is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, considered one of the largest and best preserved medieval walled cities in Europe. Perched atop a hill, and located at a strategic position along historic trade and migratory routes of southwestern France, the city was fortified over centuries by Gauls, Romans, Visigoths, Moors, and Franks.
They built up the walls of the city over the centuries, earning it a reputation for being an impenetrable fortress. The walled city is encircled by a huge double row of fortified walls that run almost 2 miles long, and are punctuated by 56 imposing towers.
Walk the lists between the double ramparts, see the exquisite stained glass windows of St. Nazaire Basilica, and imagine you are back in the Middle Ages. Stroll the medieval cobblestone streets, and pause to snack on a traditional cassoulet - a hot stew made from white beans, pork sausage, and sometimes a hunk of duck.
Carcassonne is the only French town to feature 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites; the renowned Cité de Carcassonne, and the Canal du Midi. Take this full-day tour to see one of the finest destinations in France.
- Licensed driver and guide
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Guided tour