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15 Best Things To Do in Carcassonne, France [With Suggested Days Tours in Carcassonne]

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor January 30th, 2021 Posted in Europe Travel Blog, Travel Blog One Comment

Are you planning to travel to Carcassonne, France soon? Read our tips below on the things to do in Carcassonne with suggested tours!

15 Best Things To Do in Carcassonne, France
Héctor J. Rivas

Carcassonne is a hilltop town located in France. It’s known for its Medieval castle. If you’re into historical facts and stuff, Carcassonne is perfect for you! Be amazed by the walls, ramparts, and architecturally beautiful buildings that this town has for us. Don’t forget to bring your camera as everything you will see here is very picturesque!

15 Things to do and visit in Carcassonne, France

1. Chateau et Remparts de la Cite de Carcassonne

15 Best Things To Do in Carcassonne, France
Photo by TWojtowicz CC BY-SA 2.0

Definitely worth a visit. Tourists would surely enjoy walking around the ramparts. You would see an excellent view of the town, and the countryside that surrounds it. If you visit this attraction, a tour guide will explain everything about the history of the place. Also, while you’re here, don’t miss the chance to visit the castle! It will complete your Carcassonne getaway!

Suggested Tour: Private guided tour of the city of Carcassonne

2. La Porte D’aude

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Photo by Frédéric Chateaux CC BY-SA 2.0

Enter a walled city through this magnificent entrance! To go here, you need to do a bit of a hike, but definitely worth it. Once you enter, you’ll be stunned with an amazing view! But don’t forget that the entrance itself is already a sight to see!

3. Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne

15 Best Things To Do in Carcassonne, France
Alain Bonnardeaux

Just walking around the area is free and worth it. But if you want to go inside, you have to pay a little amount of money. By going here, you can do a lot of things as this area has shops, restaurants, and bars that would make your long weekend memorable.

Suggested Tour: Toulouse: Carcassonne Day Trip

4. Cathar Castles

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Photo by Steve Collis CC BY 2.0

Never forget to visit one of the most medieval French Castle. If you’re the type who loves history and castles, this place would absolutely fascinate you. While you’re here, you can also do horse and carriage riding. And since Cathar Castle is located at the top of a hill, the view from it is really stunning, another reason for tourists not to miss this place.

Suggested Tour: Castle and Ramparts Skip-the-Line Ticket

5. Place Gambetta

A very beautiful park. This park is really peaceful and kid-friendly. If you want to have fun with your family or friends, then you should go and stay here even just for a few moments.

6. Place Carnot

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Photo by Jeremy Eades CC BY-SA 2.0

This square is located in the center of the old city. If you’re looking for a perfect restaurant to go to, then you should head here. There are a lot of restaurants and cafes to choose from. 

7. Memorial House (Maison des Memoires)

This is the home of the poet/writer Joe Bosquet. Today, his former house is now used for archives and exhibitions. Upon entering the memorial house, great displays will welcome you. You’d get to learn about Joe Bosquet’s life and works. Definitely worth to visit!

8. Chapelle Notre Dame de la Sante

It’s a tiny chapel in Carcassonne, France. If you will not look around and observe carefully, you’d easily miss this ‘cute’ chapel. But when you see it, go and see what this tiny chapel has to offer. Your visit would definitely worth it.

9. Jardin du Calvaire

Experience the peacefulness that you’re craving in this garden. See lovely trees and great statues, one of the examples is the recreation of the crucifixion. If you’re in Carcassonne, France, a visit in this garden even just for a minute is definitely worth it.

10. Centre Culturel De La Memoire Combattante

Find rare collections like old uniforms and artifacts from the French forces in this Museum. Learn a lot of information regarding military matters. A friendly tour guide will be there to happily accommodate you and help you gain knowledge about war history and a lot more. This is a highly recommended place by a lot of tourists.

11. Abbaye de Caunes Minervois

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Photo by Office de Tourisme Grand Carcassonne CC BY-SA 2.0

Roads are good and the views are stunning. This is a place you shouldn’t miss. The architecture of the buildings is really worth it to visit. Walking here would feel like you’re back to thousands of years ago. 

12. La Cooperative-Collection Ceres Franco

A collection of fantastic arts. Dozens of exhibits are inside. The rest of the gallery offered ‘modern art’ which itself was grouped into a journey of life, through creation to demise. If you’re into this kind of art, head out to this gallery!

13. Notre Dame du Cros

This beautiful church has a beautiful interior and stunning views of a river gorge. By going here, you can go on a picnic since the view outside is really relaxing and a perfect place for a picnic.

14. Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge)

15 Best Things To Do in Carcassonne, France

If you love photography, then you should go here. The Old Bridge is very picturesque. Staying here for a little while will make you feel relaxed and calm because of the view.

15. Le Parc Australien

A great place for animal lovers. A good range of animals to see and a great little gift shop and café. Well priced and well worth a visit if you want to get closer to animals.

These are the possible things you can do in Carcassonne, France. So if you are ready to have a fun and exciting trip, you know what to do and where to go! So pack your things now and prepare yourself for a wonderful adventure in Carcassonne.

How to go to Carcassonne, France from the UK

Via Ryanair: (one way)

*From London Stansted to Carcassonne, France

Ticket Price: £12.99

* Prices are subject to change. You can visit Skyscanner for more details about the ticket prices.

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Fatima Turla2Hi there! I’m Fatima. My first major travel was in 2016 in the beautiful city of Cebu. After that, I got interested in traveling. Now I enjoy learning languages and other country’s cultures. My goal is to visit at least one country each year and to share my experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness my journey by following me on Instagram.

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One thought on “15 Best Things To Do in Carcassonne, France [With Suggested Days Tours in Carcassonne]

  1. I was driving my WV passenger car,(with my all family inside… as I was coming from Portugal, via Biaritz and Lourde to Menton and last destination in my country: Greece…) in the night of August 14, 1990 , when I passed outside from this photo of Carcasson” s Medieval Castle, and we stant amazing, just as we saw this photo , LIVE, by night!…
    So I had the joy to remember today that Historical Castle , 31 years before, thanks to this photo !!…

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