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Languedoc France
South of France
Medieval walled city and castle, perched above the Aude valley.

Enjoy the spectacular July 14 fireworks in Carcassonne - one of the 7 wonders of France!

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What's to do:
Carcassonne: Medieval Cité

Be prepared to walk up to 3 kilometers of walls, climb some of the 52 towers, visit the hallowed ground of the Basilica Saint Nazaire, and the Comtal Castle.

Carcassonne: Bastide Saint Louis

The lower, and more modern city was built in 1247 by King Saint Louis. Its lively streets, busy with restaurants, shops, boasts amongst it many treasures - Saint Michel Cathedral, Saint Vincent church, and Carnot Square.

Carcassonne: Restaurants, Events, Nightlife

Summer is savoured in full in Carcassonne - July 14 - fireworks create an incredible event around the medieval city - two weeks of concerts with well known artists and performers; later there is Spanish week where Carcassonne resonates with spanish music, flamenco, corrida. The town offers a variety of nightclubs - notable are Le Black Bottom; La Fiesta Bodega,
Discothèque Bulle; Le Rockadélik; Discothèque le K'sandra

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"my first impression of Carcassonne was as the plane weaved over the medieval castle as it made its descent - I was transported through time!" -

The 17th Century Canal du Midi is lovely to walk along, and one can be seduced into renting a boat for the week or weekend! Try BoatRentalsFrance
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