A week-end to explore carcassonne

TopicSciences and discovery
DepartureCARCASSONNE (11)
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Throughout the weekend, you will discover the medieval city of Carcassonne. In the heart of the Aude, the town is at the center of the main roads linking the Atlantic to the Mediterranean and the Massif Central to the Pyrenees.


Carcassonne, medieval city

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After arriving the night before, you will start the day by discovering the Comtal castle. We recommend you to visit this monument, built in the twelfth century, at the opening. The queue can be long later in the day.

Castle of Comtal

Inside, you'll see the different periods of construction of the residence. You will discover the courtyard and you will reach the court of the South. Your tour continues with the walkway, the Visigothic tower and finally the theater. From there, you can see the vineyards and the Pyrenees.

St. Michael's Cathedral and Basilica of Saint-Nazaire

Then go find the Cathedral of St. Michael. The building contains a large nave and a bedside formed a large apse and apse. Then you can enter the Basilica of Saint-Nazaire. Built in the sixth century, it was not until 1898 that it received the title of basilica. You will discover five arches falling from both sides in five columns with capitals. Note that only the two closest capitals of the door are original.

Museum of Fine Arts

Then you can go in the Museum of Fine Arts. Housed in the former Présidial, you will discover a rich panorama of Western painting XVIIth, XVIIIth and XIXth centuries.

In the evening, we suggest you enjoy some local specialties: ham, chicken gizzards confit, confit of duck and goose or small Carcassonne.


Accommodation nearby

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Kyriad Carcassonne

  • Carcassonne
  • 04 68 72 41 41
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Locaboat

  • Carcassonne
  • 01 7 9 97 2 4 38
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Hôtel du Pont Vieux

  • Carcassonne
  • 04 68 25 24 99
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Hôtel Bosquet

  • Carcassonne
  • 06 8 0 48 5 5 08

To explore the Cabrespine

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After a good night's rest, during the second day you will discover from the Cabrespine.

Hiking

Instead of visiting only the abyss, we advise you to leave your car at Trassanel. We suggest you do a little hiking. Based on this city, you will then climb the Rock of the Eagle valley Petrusac. Then you go down the Cabrespine. In this place, a passionate guide to geology and speleology will explain the formation and discovery of the place. Then, you will reach the ravines Matte Arnaude and Laura. Finally, you arrive at your starting point. The landscape is simply magnificent.

This hike takes between 5 and 6 hours. Feel free to bring a picnic.

Balance

This tour is not the only one we propose to discover the city. We tried to make you discover the more sites the time of a weekend. Feel free to leave your opinion in comments.


Accommodation nearby

kyriad-carcassonne carcassonne

Kyriad Carcassonne

  • Carcassonne
  • 04 68 72 41 41
locaboat carcassonne

Locaboat

  • Carcassonne
  • 01 7 9 97 2 4 38
hotel-du-pont-vieux carcassonne

Hôtel du Pont Vieux

  • Carcassonne
  • 04 68 25 24 99
hotel-bosquet carcassonne

Hôtel Bosquet

  • Carcassonne
  • 06 8 0 48 5 5 08



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