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  Welcome to Carcassonne

  Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Welcome to Carcassonne – A walled city

It's located in the region Languedoc-Rosellon, in the south of France 80 kilometers east of Toulouse between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It is a commune of France and the fortified city, located in the department of Aude. For its cultural richness and beauty in 1997 was named a World Heritage Site by Unesco. As curiosities it’s known for the walled city, has a population of 47,854.

Sightseeing

One of the first recommendations to visit is the Castle of Carcassonne, the largest in the Medieval City building, was built about 100 AD by the Romans, it is one of the greatest riches along with The Citadel. Saint-Nazaire Cathedral Basilica is another attractive point to visit, is mentioned for the first time in 925 and was blessed by Pope Urban II in 1096, between 1269 and 1230 his style was romantic, but with the structure of a cruise happened subsequently built to be within the Gothic style, the cruise expanding the size of the previous building and is the widest in the south of France in Carcassonne. If you want to visit points of interest related to the artistic heritage, you can visit the libraries or museums like the Museum of Fine Arts in Carcassonne, including Jean-Deschamps Theatre. The Canal du Midi and parks and gardens are other beauties that nature has given to the city and thousands of tourists decide to visit for its beauty and tranquility.

Night-life

Options for night out in Carcassonne and enjoy a good time and good company are varied. You can find several clubs or bars holiday, here there are some of them, although you may need to call or buy tickets in advance. “ Le Conti ’’ is one of the most popular pubs in the city and it’s located in Rue de L'Aigle-D'Or, 16. Other nice place is “ Le Bonne Demeure’’ in Rue Saint-Sernin, 11.

Shopping

Carcassonne offers a different and varied service from specialty stores and gift like Jeff de Bruges Carcassonne, shops on art galleries, clothing or even spas like Spa Carita and Lumi-Zen for example.

Time

Standard Time Zone: GMT/UTC + 01:00 hour

Climate

Carcassonne climate is characterized by hot summer. You will can enjoy the sunbeams if you visit this beautiful place in summer.

Public transportation

If you want to move around Carcassonne on the road you can use the secondary road 6113 or 118 but if you prefer you can reach through the station of Carcassonne. There is another easier through Carcassonne Salvaza Airport, located in the west of the city Salvaza area and connected to the city by public transport through various lines possibility. If you prefer to use your car to get around the city, which is the fastest option the city has three underground Parking.



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