cité de carcassonne  carcassonne

Carcassonne is a fortified medieval walled city, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1997.

The Walled City of Carcassonne is known first and foremost as a fortified medieval town; but this rocky outcrop has been occupied by man since the 6th century B.C., first as a gaul settlement, then as a Roman town fitted with ramparts as early as the 3rd century A.D. The castle, built in the 12th century by the vicomtes Trencavels, underwent a major restoration project supervised by Viollet-le-Duc.

On the 14th of July, more than 700.000 spectators are huddled together on the banks of the Aude to see the amazing fireworks.


The Carcassonne Summer Festival is one of the major cultural events in the South of France and is now one of France’s largest festivals with nearly 120 shows on offer (Opera, Dance, Theatre, Classical Music, French and international popular music, Modern music), more than 80 of which are free.

Around Carcassonne, outdoor leisure activities include: Cavayère Lake (swim, pedalo, mini-golf), Forest Adventure Park, Australian Park, ...

lac de la cavayere


Tourist Office

Forest adventure park

Australian park





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The area