Carolyn shares the best things to do in Carcassonne, a UNESCO-listed fortified city in Occitanie, France.
As far as impressive medieval buildings go, Carcassonne’s fortified city would have to rate up there with the best. Perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the river Aude, its thick walls and pointy-roofed watchtowers make an imposing statement on first sight.
Carcassonne is situated in the Occitanie region (formerly Languedoc-Roussillon) of southern France, and while the medieval citadel is the main attraction, the region offers a plethora of sights and activities and is a worthy place to include in your European holiday.
But let’s start with the star attraction.