Carcassonne

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Carcassonne, a fortified French city

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Getting there You can get to Carcassonne from Marseille, Bordeaux and Toulouse. Best price and travel duration below.

From Paris 07:31 ₹ 2,885
From Barcelona 02:22 ₹ 3,126
From Lyon 03:16 ₹ 2,004
From Marseille 03:06 ₹ 1,202
From Bordeaux 02:53 ₹ 1,202
From Toulouse 00:41 ₹ 882
From Montpellier 01:26 ₹ 1,603
From Cerbere 02:24 ₹ 1,363
From Marmande 02:21 ₹ 2,084
From Collioure 02:03 ₹ 1,282
From Cahors 02:02 ₹ 2,324
From Arles 02:25 ₹ 1,924
From Souillac 02:46 ₹ 2,966
From Limoges 04:10 ₹ 3,206
From Vierzon 05:47 ₹ 4,168
From Brive 03:12 ₹ 3,286
From Argeles Sur Mer 01:55 ₹ 1,202
From Valence 02:42 ₹ 2,164
From Gourdon 02:30 ₹ 3,046
From Agen 01:48 ₹ 1,202
From Villefranche De Lau 00:33 ₹ 882
From Villenouvelle 00:41 ₹ 962
From Beziers 00:43 ₹ 962
From Limoux (localite) 00:30 ₹ 721
From Narbonne 00:28 ₹ 801
From Lezignan 00:17 ₹ 721
From Castelnaudary 00:18 ₹ 721
From Alet Les Bains 00:45 ₹ 721
From Couiza Montazels 00:53 ₹ 721
From Sete 01:09 ₹ 1,363
From Montauban 01:10 ₹ 1,202
From Bram 00:10 ₹ 721
From Nimes 01:53 ₹ 2,004
From Quillan 01:09 ₹ 801
From Esperaza 00:57 ₹ 721
From Perpignan 00:58 ₹ 1,202
From Agde 01:03 ₹ 1,363
From Les Aubrais Orleans 06:32 ₹ 5,130


Getting around From Carcassonne, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To Bram 00:12 ₹ 721
To Lezignan 00:20 ₹ 721
To Castelnaudary 00:22 ₹ 721
To Limoux (localite) 00:33 ₹ 721
To Narbonne 00:36 ₹ 801
To Villefranche De Lau 00:37 ₹ 882
To Villenouvelle 00:43 ₹ 962
To Alet Les Bains 00:43 ₹ 721
To Couiza Montazels 00:52 ₹ 721
To Esperaza 00:56 ₹ 721
To Toulouse 01:13 ₹ 882
To Beziers 01:54 ₹ 882
To Collioure 02:17 ₹ 1,282
To Agde 02:25 ₹ 1,443
To Perpignan 02:26 ₹ 1,202
To Gourdon 02:33 ₹ 2,324
To Quillan 02:40 ₹ 801
To Sete 02:42 ₹ 1,202
To Souillac 02:50 ₹ 2,645
To Nimes 03:13 ₹ 1,683
To Valence 03:25 ₹ 1,924
To Montauban 03:33 ₹ 1,202
To Marmande 03:57 ₹ 2,084
To Argeles Sur Mer 04:00 ₹ 1,202
To Agen 04:11 ₹ 1,202
To Cahors 04:18 ₹ 1,603
To Cerbere 04:21 ₹ 1,363
To Aix En Provence Tgv 04:47 ₹ 3,527
To Arles 05:00 ₹ 1,924
To Bordeaux 05:17 ₹ 1,202
To Avignon 05:21 ₹ 1,924
To Brive 05:26 ₹ 2,565
To Montpellier 05:40 ₹ 1,363
To Lyon 05:51 ₹ 1,603
To Marseille 06:10 ₹ 1,202
To Limoges 06:40 ₹ 2,805
To Vierzon 06:54 ₹ 4,168
To Dijon 07:04 ₹ 4,248
To Paris Cdg Airport 07:29 ₹ 4,649
To Cannes 07:30 ₹ 4,248
To Nice 08:07 ₹ 3,687
To Brussels 09:09 ₹ 14,026
To Les Aubrais Orleans 09:48 ₹ 3,927
To Paris 11:05 ₹ 1,603

While you're there

Carcassonne, a fortified French town

Carcassonne is a fortified town located in the heart of the Toulouse-Montpellier-Perpignan triangle. The town rich of 2000 years if history is home to two UNESCO world heritage sites: the Canal du Midi and the medieval town. Carcassonne is best known for its skyline which is famous in worldwide. The town is located in the plains of the lower valley of Aude and is easily accessible by train from Montpellier.


Start your day by having a breakfast at the Place du Marché in the centre of the Bastide Saint Louis district (the new town). Having made the full of energy, cross the town to the medieval city. You will enter the magnificent walled city through the Porte Narbonnaise. Move along the rampart and visit the Château Comtal and the Basilique Saint Nazaire.

The best way to end your day is to enjoy a boat trip through the Canal du Midi to admire the medieval city. You can also take some time to discover vineyards through their different terroirs: Minervois, Cabardès and Malepère…

Buy a Carca Pass comes at the tourist office. While it includes a guided tour to the mediaeval town, the Bastide Saint Louis and a cruise on the Canal du Midi, you will also benefit from a wine tasting session and numerous discounts in restaurants and shops.

Carcassonne is not much of a shopping destination. Yet as a popular tourist destination, you can find numerous souvenir shops.


Carcassonne Tourist Office
28, rue de Verdun, 11890 Carcassonne
Tel: +33 (0) 468 102 430

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Train station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Carcassonne can be found.


Carcassonne railway station(s)

Carcassonne Train Station

Carcassonne Train Station

Address: 1 bd Maréchal Joffre 11000 Carcassonne

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 5:15am to 12:15am
Saturday and Sunday: 5:15am to 12:15am
Public holidays: 5:15am to 12:15am

Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Regional trains (TER).
Services:
SNCF rail agents, Tourist office, Facilities for disabled persons, Lost and found, ATM.

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Customer reviews

  • "first class?"    
    I was quite baffled by my first class compartment, with its dingy walls, hole in my sleeping bag, left over earplugs on my berth. There were no sheets and the pillow was fit for a toddler. Compared to the local train from Toulouse to Carcassonne, the ride was rough and incedibly noisy. I kept seeing myself on a mechanical bull while trying to go to sleep. I arrived more tired than i'd been at my departure.  
  • "Rail travel and transit"    
    Getting around France by rail is relatively easy, even if you don't speak the language. Just be mindful if you are tagging around with heavy luggage as you have to haul your luggage up and down the stairways. Also, check your confirmed seats to ensure that they are conveniently allocated especially if you are travelling with elderly folks, although most passengers would be graceful to exchange their seats with you. It would be ideal if TGV can extend its line to the airport as it is costly to commute from Lyon Part Dieu to Lyon St Exupery airport.  
  • "Carcasonne to Beziers"    
    Very good service, trains are on time, clean and comfortable. Good bus service from the airport and taxis available outside.