The program of this trip to Carcassonne
Throughout this day, I will be both your driver and guide. I will show you around Carcassonne since, as an official guide, I am authorized to guide you in the medieval city.
The city of Carcassonne was saved from destruction in the 19th century and has since been restored.
It is the largest preserved medieval fortress in Europe today.
Carcassonne is a compulsory passage for all visitors to the South of France.
During our journey, I will make you discover the imposing ramparts, the alleys of the city, the count's castle (outside) and the Saint-Nazaire church which has the most beautiful stained glass windows in the South of France.
Of course, I will tell you the best places to take your pictures of Carcassonne.
Depending on what time of day we are in Carcassonne, I will take you to a panorama when we arrive or before we leave.
After our visit, you will be free for lunch. There is no shortage of restaurants in Carcassonne!
If you want to avoid tourist restaurants, I will give you some good addresses known to locals.
Note that the local specialty, the famous cassoulet, can be enjoyed all year round in Carcassonne. Whether you come in high season or low season, you can taste this dish if you wish.
In order to fully enjoy this trip to Carcassonne, you will have several hours of free time.
You will be able to browse the medieval streets at your own pace, take magnificent photos and discover the many shops.
If you wish, you can also visit the interior of the Count's castle and take a route to the top of the ramparts of Carcassonne. I'll tell you how to do it. There is a charge for entering the castle and the ramparts.
We will then return to your starting point.
It is possible to end this excursion elsewhere than at your starting point. I can drop you off in Carcassonne if you wish to stay there for one or more nights. There is no additional charge in this case.
I can also take you to Barcelona, Toulouse, Sarlat, or even Lourdes for example. If you are interested, contact me without delay; I will tell you what extra to pay.