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Carcassonne - The Catarrah Country

Set in a mild climate, among vineyards, Carcassonne is the only fortified city in Europe which is still inhabited. Steeped in 2500 years if history, this old catharistic fortress is cut in two by the canal of the south and the Aude River.

Located in the middle of the triangle Barcelona - Montpellier - Toulouse, connecting the oceanic world to the Mediterranean world, Carcassonne offers you a thousand and one circuits to discover different aspects of the city and surrounds. From gastronomic circuits to wine or historial circuits, there is something for everyone to enjoy here!

  • To see : the medieval city, the Country house St Pierre, the museum Reports of the middle Ages, the city of the birds (flights of the largest raptors of the world).
  • To taste : cassoulet with partridge red, crystallized poultry gizzards, chocolates of the city, the knuckle of ham, the conserve of goose and duck.
  • To know : the city of Carcassonne is doubly classified with the world heritage of UNESCO since 1997.
  • Very Favourite : the Im@ginarium (with its virtual theatre making revive the epic catarrah).

Navigation on the channel of the south :

Built at the XVIIe century by Pierre-Paul Riquet with his famous round locks, classified «wonder of the world" by the UNESCO in 1996. True hydrolic museum, on the channel of the South combine variety of the sites and cultural richness. 240 kilometres length of Toulouse to the pond of Thau, it counts 64 locks, 55 aqueducts, 7 bridges - channels and 126 bridges.

From Carcassonne : 

Mini week

  • Carcassonne, Homps, Carcassonne : 80 km, 26 locks, 18 hours

One week

  • Carcassonne, Capestang, Carcassonne : 166 km, 36 locks, 30 hours
  • Carcassonne, Narbonne, Carcassonne : 147 km, 58 locks, 33 hours
  • One week one-way- Carcassonne, Agde : 126 km, 36 locks, 25 hours

Two weeks

  • Carcassonne, Montgiscard, Carcassonne : 160 km, 92 locks, 70 hours
  • Carcassonne, Castelnaudary, Port Lauragais, Carcassonne : 116 km, 70 locks, 58 hours
  • Carcassonne, Agde, Carcassonne : 252 km, 72 locks, 50 hours

Three weeks

  • Carcassonne, Aigues-Mortes, Carcassonne : 400 km, 76 locks, 70 hours
 

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