Carcassonne Southern France
Carcassonne is a medieval walled city on a hilltop near the canal du Midi in southern France.
The 12 Century site which has over fifty towers is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The Canal du Midi is a 17th Century link between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea.
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Hiking in the mountains and biking on the canal du Midi are popular in the region of Carcassonne.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The featured attraction at Carcassonne is the Castle called The Chateau Comtal. The tours of the site take you to the turrets and ramparts where you have great views of the town below and the countryside.
Transportation to Carcassonne
Carcassonne's small airport is served by budget flights from Ryan Air out of London's Stansted and other European cities, making the region accessible from Britain and most of Europe.
High-speed road access includes France's A 7, a toll road that serves Carcassonne from Paris through Avignon and Narbonne.
The Cathedral dedicated to Saints Nazarius and Celsus dates to the 6th century AD with many rebuilding stages dating to the 12 century and later. The church has an organ that dates to 1522.
The Canal du Midi, also a World Heritage Site, passes through Carcassonne as it joins the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The canal brings many opportunities for biking and walking.
When To Go
Carcassonne receives many European
tourist in July and August, Europe's six- week vacation.
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languages including Spanish and English.
He has traveled most of Europe, the USA, Asia, and Central Mexico
Season: High, Mid, Low
High: July August
Mid: April, May June, September,
October,and School Vacations
Low: November,December, January, February, March:
Biking the Canal du Midi
Carcassonne in Southern France is noted for the Castle called The Chateau Comtal.
Tours of the site take you to the turrets and ramparts where you have great views of the town below and the countryside.
Carcassonne Southern France Sightseeing
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Carcassonne Vacation Hiking, Biking Southern France
|When To Go To Carcassonne, The South of France:
Mid March to Mid November is a good time to visit Carcassonne although October and November
will have more rainy days. Winter months are without snow but could be cold in higher elevations.
Carcassonne is about 400 feet above sea level. Carcassonne biking and hiking is good any season.
March, April (41f-60 f) and May(50f-70f) and the early part of June (60f-80f ) are less crowded
and pleasant times to visit. The end of June, and all of July and August (60f-80f) can be warm in
the mid day and crowded at times as much of Europe takes its summer vacation. Much of France
goes on a six-week July August vacation and many people head south.
Summer months are warm and dry. September to mid November (40f-60f) offers fewer crowds and
good weather. Weather is ideal in May and June and September October, great months to visit.
Showers could come in any month but will be infrequent in the summer, more frequent in October.
Carcassonne is notably dry June, July, and August. Mid March to Mid November will find most
seasonal attractions open.
Carcassonne is in the Aude Department of Languedoc-Roussillon of Southern France. Carcassonne can be reached by TGV train from Paris, by high speed road, and by air.
Hiking, Biking, Vacation Rentals, Canal du Midi hiking and boat rides, are located within a short walk or drive from Carcassonne