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Book a cheap holiday to Carcassonne with Best4Travel! The magical city of Carcassonne epitomises the natural beauty and rich history inherent of the south of France. The stunning city walls of Carcassonne are surrounded by lush green fields, giving the impression that you’ve stepped out of our time, back to the age of knights and princesses!


Thanks to the close relationship we share with our hoteliers, we here at Best4Travel have a wide selection of exclusive special offers for the best hotels and apartments across Carcassonne!


For more information, or for a tailored quotation on any of the hotels or villas in France featured on our website, please drop into any one of our stores nationwide, or simply call our expert travel agents in our Irish call centre today FREE on 1800 814 000.


Attractions


  • The Citadel
  • The magnificent citadel in the heart of Carcassonne, also known as the Cité de Carcassonne, is the largest walled city in Europe with its defensive wall still intact. This medieval fortress dates back to the Gallo-Roman period, in the 5th century BC, and has made the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites.


    If this city seems familiar to you, it may be because you have see or played the popular game of the same name, Carcassonne! Designed by Klaus-Jürgen Wrede, the Carcassonne board game was inspired by the medieval landscape of the town, and has become one of the top rated strategy games of the 21st century.


    Another reason why you may recognise the city is if you ever saw the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. This incredibly popular movie was shot in and around this fortified city!


  • Pont Marengo Bridge
  • Crossing the Canal du Midi, the Pont Marengo Bridge not only provides access to the railway station of Carcassonne, but is also as a gorgeous attraction to Carcassonne in its own right.


    The bridge stretches over the Lac de la Cavayère, which was made to compliment the green fields in the area and act as a recreational spot just outside the city centre. From here, you can watch canal boats drift lazily by, or simply take a moment to take in the beauty of your surroundings.


    As simple as it may first appear, the Pont Marengo invokes quite a sense of local history upon closer inspection. It was named in memory of the Battle of Marengo at which Napoleon defeated the Austrians in 1800, and just down from the bridge is a modest garden and plaque dedicated to the members of the Maquis (French Resistance) who were executed here by the Nazis in World War II.


Where to Eat in Carcassonne


Part of the fun in visiting a new city is discovering the local cuisine for yourself, however it can often be difficult to know where to start! To help set you off on the right foot, we here at Best4Travel have compiled a list of the top rated restaurants in and around Carcassonne, divided by price to cater for all budget types.


  • Low Cost

    • La P'tite Table, 24 route Minervoise
    • L’Italia, 32 route Minervoise
    • Le Senechal, Rue Viollet le duc 6

  • Moderately Priced

    • Creperie Le Ble Noir, 15 rue de Verdun
    • Le Clos des Framboisiers, 8 rue des Framboisiers
    • Barriere Truffes L'Atelier, 51 rue Trivalle

  • Expensive

    • Restaurant La Marquiere, 13 rue Saint Jean
    • La Table de Franck Putelat, Chemin des Anglais
    • La Barbacane, Place Auguste Pierre Pont

Transfers


With Best4Travel you can have a transfer arranged for you from Carcassonne Airport straight to your accommodation!


For more information or for a tailored quotation on transfers to any of the hotels or apartments in Carcassonne featured on our website, please call our expert Irish call centre today FREE on 1800 814 000


Best4Travel Tips


  • Currency: Euro (€)

  • Language: French

  • Time Difference to Ireland: +1 hour

  • Flight Time: Approx. 2 hours 5 minutes

  • Local Phrases
    • Hello: Bonjour
    • Good morning: Bon matin
    • How are you?: Comment ca va?
    • My name is…: Je m'appelle...
    • Good afternoon: Bonsoir
    • Good night: Bon nuit
    • Goodbye: Au revoir
    • Yes: Oui
    • No: Non
    • Please: S’il vous plait
    • Thank you: Merci
    • You’re welcome: De rien
    • Do you speak English?: Parlez vous francais?
    • I am from Ireland: Je suis irlandais

  • Public Holidays
    • 1 January: New Year’s Day
    • March/April: Easter Monday
    • 1 May: Labour Day
    • 8 May: V-E Day
    • 40 days after Easter: Ascension Day
    • 7th Monday after Easter: Whit Monday/li>
    • 14 July: Bastille Day
    • 15 August: Assumption Day
    • 1 November: All Saints’ Day
    • 11 November: Armistice Day
    • 25 December: Christmas Day