6 days in Aude Itinerary

6 days in Aude Itinerary

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Carcassonne
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Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Explore Carcassonne's surroundings by going to Chateau la Voulte Gasparets (in Boutenac) and Narbonne (Cathedrale St-Just, Escape Yourself Narbonne, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Cité de Carcassonne, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carcassonne Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Chateaux de Lastours, and steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne trip planner.

Bern, Switzerland to Carcassonne is an approximately 7-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bern in September: high temperatures in Carcassonne hover around 29°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Cité de Carcassonne ©
Cité de Carcassonne
Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours ©
Vin en Vacances - Food & Wine Tours
Eglise Saint-Nazaire ©
Eglise Saint-Nazaire