Things to see and do - Carcassonne
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Carcassonne Travel guide
Carcassonne : Michelin's recommendations
With its double encircling of ramparts and its chateau, its formidable citadel built between the Languedoc plain and the first foothills of Corbière, the city of Viscount Terncavel nourishes the imagination of all those who come upon it. Saved from ruin by Mérimée and restored (sometimes somewhat damagingly) by Viollet-le-Duc, it has maintained all its evocative power and this makes it a place to be visited in Languedoc.
Tourist attractions Carcassonne : Things to see and do
Built on the right bank of the River Aude, the City is made up of a fortified centre, the chateau Comtal and a double surrounding wall. The outside one, with 14 towers, is separated from the interior wall, with 24 towers, by the lists. Abandoned when..
Inside you will be taken by the contrast between the central nave, a fine example of southern Romanesque art, both simple and severe, and the Gothic Chevet lit up by the bays of the apse and the six chapels. The stained-glass windows (13 and 14 C) ar..
1 r. de Verdun
The Flemish and Dutch masters are represented here in a refined way, in harmony with a porcelain collection. Regional art is represented by the Toulouse painter Rivalz, the Perpignan painter Rigaud and the Carcassonne painter Jacques Gamelin (1738-18..
27 Bd. Jean Jaurès F - 11000 Carcassonne
Hotel Central is located in Carcassonne, a 5-minute walk from the Canal du Midi and a 20-minute walk from the medieval city centre. It offers air-conditioned accommodation with free Wi-Fi access. The air-conditioned rooms at Hotel Central are tradit..
2 Avenue Maréchal Joffre F - 11000 Carcassonne
Set near the banks of the Canal du Midi, this hotel is 180 metres from Carcassonne Train Station. Guests have free access to an indoor pool and a sauna. Each air-conditioned guest room has a TV and a telephone. Some are decorated in a Belle Époque-s..
5, square Gambetta F - 11000 Carcassonne
ibis Carcassonne Centre is ideally located 1 km from Carcassonne's Train Station and only 800 metres from the medieval heart of the city. It offers a 24-hour reception and air-conditioned guest rooms with free WiFi. A flat-screen satellite TV and a..
place Auguste-Pierre-Pont F - 11000 Carcassonne
Display cabinets, coats of arms, a confessional in carved wood... An attractive neo-Gothic setting for refined flavoursome cuisine that stylishly celebrates tradition.
1 place de Lattre-de-Tassigny F - 11000 Carcassonne
Charcuterie, fresh pasta, organic pizzas: Italian flavours take pride of place at La Cantine de Robert, which is located just across from the original restaurant. Retro furniture, trinkets and enamel signs lend the place lots of character.
39 rue Coste-Reboulh F - 11000 Carcassonne
An authentic bistro that is convivial and offbeat. Serving quintessential bistro-style fare, the chef uses organic ingredients wherever possible. His cuisine is generous and includes popular classics like cassoulet and parmentier dishes... Delicious!
80 chemin des Anglais F - 11000 Carcassonne
At the foot of the medieval city, find this bright, contemporary setting opening onto a garden (terrace). Fine and tasty characterful cuisine that is creative without being excessive.
14 rue St-Louis F - 11000 Carcassonne
A contemporary setting complemented by an attractive airy patio on a busy small street in the city. Fine hospitality and cuisine, which is modern yet timelessly dignified.
route de St-Hilaire F - 11000 Carcassonne
A distinguished residence with a decidedly elegant character. This setting is entirely appropriate for the carefully prepared cuisine, which is classical in inspiration but enlivened with a modern twist.