Discovering the tourist richness of Carcassonne

Discovering the tourist richness of Carcassonne
Going on holiday in a dream corner is a common ambition. Relaxing while enjoying a fabulous ecosystem is a good way to spend your holidays. For that, we propose you to discover the splendid city of Carcassonne located near Lézignan-Corbières and the campsite La Pinède, and classified with the World Heritage of UNESCO.

Carcassonne, a medieval city

The medieval city of Carcassonne is a place that highlights the very aspect of tourism: it indeed has several assets that would undoubtedly charm you. The architecture of the buildings dating back several centuries offers you a delightful view. Moreover, the state of conservation of the medieval style makes it a unique destination of its kind. It is not surprising that this town is popular with tourists.

The various tourist sites

Here are some of Carcassonne's most amazing places you should definitely come and see:

-Saint Michael's Cathedral: its 13th century Gothic style makes it quite imposing;
-Saint Nazaire Basilica: this masterpiece is the very heart of the town;
-Saint-Vincent church: this very high building houses a carillon of 54 bells;
-the Old Bridge: it is a bridge from the medieval era;
-the monument to the Resistance: this sculpture by René Iché represents two wrestlers fighting against each other;
-the monumental gate of the Jacobins: this gate was used as a checkpoint when the city was still a fortification;
-The Canal du Midi: this is a 17th century work by Pierre-Paul Riquet linking the Atlantic to the Mediterranean;
-the fine arts museum: the collection of paintings and objects will take you on a journey through history ;
-The library of Carcassonne: it contains very old documents as the only known manuscript of the Roman de Flamenca.

For your holidays, come and discover the Aude at camping La Pinède, just a few kilometres from Carcassonne and Narbonne.

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