Things to Do in Carcassonne, South West France; Carolyn Schonafinger; CheeseWeb

France – Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne

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.

The medieval fortress of Carcassonne

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