Popular Accommodations in Carcassonne
Highlights in Carcassonne
- Inquisition museum
- Parc Aquaviva
- Visit to the Château Comtal
- Vineyards Limoux, Malepere and Cabardes
- Parc Aquaviva at the Lac de la Cavayère
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Vacation rentals in Carcassonne
With its historical ambience, the southern French town of Carcassonne seems to have fallen out of time and thus exudes a very special charm. Accordingly, you will live particularly beautifully in a holiday apartment or an apartment in the immediate vicinity of the defiant fortress ring, which today still surrounds a large part of the city. Feel the breath of history as you look out of the window and benefit from short distances to sights such as the Château Comtal. Alternatively, you can move into a vacation rental with pool, sun terrace and garden in the Charlemagne district.
Holidays in Carcassonne
Travelers and Activities
In hardly any other city in France is the Middle Ages as lively as in Carcassonne. Explore the narrow streets, walk in the shade of the monumental city walls and take a look at the majestic towers that open up a fantastic panorama. Feel the history as you visit the Zwinger (Les lices), a theatre performance at the Théâtre de la Cité or a guided tour of the Château Comtal castle. Other attractions include the Gothic Basilica of Sant Nazaire, the Medieval Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts.
Things to know
Most of the highlights of Carcassonnes take place in summer. The first of these is the famous Carcassonne Festival, which takes place between June and August and offers a mixture of circus, dance, theatre, opera and concerts. We continue with the great fireworks of the Cité de Carcassonne on the national holiday of 14 July and the music festival "Feria de Carcassonne" in September.
A German classic board game from the year 2000 is called Carcassonne and is based on the fortified landscape of the real Carcassonne.
Top 3 travel tips
For centuries, the city was a centre of the Inquisition. No wonder, then, that not far from your vacation rental is one of the most extensive Iquisitions museums in Europe. Those who are interested in this dark epoch cannot avoid a visit.2. Discover excellent wines
Wine lovers will also get their money's worth in Carcassonne. Visit one of the many wine taverns and taste fine wines from the Limoux, Malepere and Cabardes wine-growing areas while enjoying the sunset over the city.3. Cooling at the Lac de la Cavayère
After all this culture, are you looking for a cool down? Then a trip to the Parc Aquaviva at the Lac de la Cavayère is just the right change for you.