Carcassonne is a medieval walled city in the South of France.
We had a break from driving and spent the day in the medieval walled city of Carcassonne in the South of France. Although we visited two and a half years ago we felt we wanted to revisit it. We caught the bus from our campsite for 1 euro each to do the 20 minute, journey (what good value).
Carcassonne is a stunning location bursting with history and a world heritage site not to be missed. It is really breathtaking as you approach it with the wall around the city and turrets everywhere like a fairytale castle.
Yes, it’s a bit touristy in places with some of the souvenir shops selling plastic swords etc. but it didn’t spoil the atmosphere and there were some quality shops too. It is an extremely busy place even in September
Most of it was rebuilt 150 years ago but it’s still well worth a visit.
There is a castle and cathedral dating from 1200 Ad and some of the original Roman walls remain.
There are lovely little-cobbled streets, alleyways, and squares with plenty of bars and restaurants to relax in. The whole atmosphere of the city is brilliant. The entrance is Free but you have to pay if you want to visit the castle.
The walk along the wall gives a wonderful view of the surrounding area but there are lots of steps to climb.
The paths can be a little uneven as it’s mainly cobblestones so I don’t think I’d like to be there on a rainy day – I’d be scared of slipping. It wouldn’t be a good place for anyone with mobility issues either.