Carcassonne, France

Guide for the rail traveller

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Local languageFrench
Country France

Introduction

Without a doubt Carcassonne’s main landmark is the medieval castle, which remains surrounded by ancient walls that create the fortified city known as La Cité. The fort dates back to the time of the Romans, while the castle itself, the Château Comtal, was built in the 12th century. It’s also crammed with gift shops and tourists, after all this is the second most visited attraction in France after the Eiffel Tower. La Ville Basse (the Lower Town) is the modern part of town and is less busy than as La Cité, here you’ll find good restaurants, cafes and boutiques. You can also hire a boat and cruise over the Canal du Midi; alternatively go on a wine tour, as Carcassonne is at the heart of Languedoc-Roussillon, one of the top wine-producing regions in the country.

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