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