31 days in Carcassonne Itinerary

31 days in Carcassonne Itinerary

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Carcassonne — 30 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Change things up with these side-trips from Carcassonne: Toulouse (Jardin Japonais, Basilique Saint-Sernin, &more), Aeroscopia (in Blagnac) and Montpellier (Carre Sainte-Anne, Musee Fabre, &more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Cité de Carcassonne, learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Seaquarium.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Carcassonne trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Carcassonne Airport, Perpignan-Rivesaltes (Llabanère) Airport, Béziers-Vias Airport and Toulouse-Blagnac Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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