The city of Carcassonne is the largest and best preserved medieval fortress in Europe!
It is 2500 years of history and architecture…
The city of Carcassonne was founded in antiquity, “Carcaso”. It is in the Middle Ages that it will become prosperous and benevolent towards the Cathars but besieged in 1209 and defeated, it will be attached to the royal domain and will be a place of the Inquisition… Little by little, it will lose its military role and will be restored by Eugene Viollet-le-Duc in the XIX century…
This ancient military monument with its double enclosure gave it a very complex defense system.
Inside its double enclosure, discover its castle and the inner rampart (Gallo-Roman rampart) which will offer you a privileged access to this exceptional heritage.
With its keep and its buildings, the castle is at the center of the city’s defense system.
This is also where this sumptuous tour of the city of Carcassonne begins.
A visit to the Basilica of Saint Nazaire, with its stained glass windows considered the most beautiful in the South of France, is a must!
Today the city of Carcassonne is a UNESCO World Heritage Site!
Carcassonne is located less than an hour by car from the campsite La Crémade, what to spend a very nice day…
Carcassonne is also the Bastide Saint Louis in the center of the lower town of Carcassonne, 15 minutes walk from the city.