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One incredible castle

The photos don't do this magnificent castle justice. The castle is not only massive, in excellent shape with restoration started in the late 1800's, but also contains a small town inside the walls. Plenty of places to eat, drink and be merry as well as shop till you drop. Throw in a beautiful cathedral and an interesting castle museum and you have a full day of exploration.

Exploring the Cathar Region

Within a 20 minute drive of Carcassonne are numerous abandoned castles and abbeys. I was able to visit Saissac Castle, Lastours and the Abbey at St. Hilaire.

  • Last visit to Carcassonne: Oct 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2012 at 4:44 PM

    What a lovely opening photo! The Castle looks magnificent, would lovel to see it for myself.

    • Roadquill's Profile Photo
      Nov 30, 2012 at 6:21 PM

      It is a must see. I wasn't quite sure what to expect as I threw it in as a place to go on my way from Aix to Barcelona. I ended up spending and extra day. Cheers, Karl

  • xaver's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2012 at 2:42 PM

    interesting tips, very nice castle, thanks I did not know about this nice location.

  • Jerelis's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2012 at 12:49 AM

    Very good page about a great place to visit. During our visit to Carcassonne we stayed at a campground in Saint Hilaire de Riez ... more than enough wine tasting for us :) Thank you for sharing!

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Feb 5, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Nice page Karl.
    I should try and explore that part of France soon myself.


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