5 days in Carcassonne Itinerary
— 4 nights
Mon, Oct 3 - Fri, Oct 7
Carcassonne — 4 nights
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 hidden gems such as Site House, Museum Of Catalan boats and Carcassonne Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Carcassonne: Collioure (Fort Saint-Elme & Tumba De Antonio Machado), Mirepoix (Mirepoix Cathedral & Place des Couverts) and Perpignan (Spas, Hotel Pams, &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chateau Comtal, explore the activities along Canal de Brienne (Le), take in the views from Le Pont Vieux (The Old Bridge), and don't miss a visit to La Porte D'aude.
To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Carcassonne online trip maker.
If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Carcassonne Airport, Perpignan-Rivesaltes (Llabanère) Airport, Béziers-Vias Airport and Toulouse-Blagnac Airport. October in Carcassonne sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night.
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