City break Carcassonne Narbonne
3 days / 2 nights
Friday : Arrival at Carcassonne and trip with the shuttle to Carcassonne town centre. You will be accommodated in the apartment situated at some three minutes from the Medieval Citadel, close to the Pont Vieux and the banks of the Aude within easy reach of the Bastide, the low town of Carcassonne. You will enjoy a guided tour of the Castle. Then you will go on a free visit of the Citadel, one of the largest fortified towns in Europe and amongst the best kept thanks to its restoration during the 19th century. You will find out about this World Heritage Site, its typical lanes and small shops.
It comprises 3 kilometres of battlements, two fortified outer walls 52 towers and barbicans offering remarkable views over the surroundings, the low town, the Canal du Midi, the Montagne Noire and the Pyrenees.
Saturday: you will take a 30-minute train journey to the Historic and Artistic town of Narbonne for a walk through its 21 centuries of history. Roman Narbonne: you will be able to see its excavations on the Town Hall square, the "horreum" where the Romans used to keep their wine, grain and oil, the archaeological museum with its lapidary storeroom, the murals, the mosaics…Take a ride on the boats of the Canal de la Robine (linked to the Canal du Midi), visit the hundred-year-old market where you will find all the regional products and that opens every day in the morning. Have lunch in town. Discover the Medieval Narbonne: the Palais des Archevêques, the Gilles Aycelin’s Keep, the cloister, the cathedral and its large carved altarpiece, the Pont des Marchands street above La Robine, the
Saint Paul-Serge basilica… and then return to Carcassonne
Sunday:Suggestion: a walk along the banks of the Aude, from the 14th century Pont Vieux, you reach the right-hand bank then follow the "Paichérou" embankment and its "pétanqueurs" (French bowls players). You will then return through the Rue Barbacane street and the Rue Trivalle with its booksellers, art and sculpture galleries and craftsmen. You will take a cruise on the Canal du Midi: it is a 6km cruise going through two locks and with panoramic views over the Medieval Citadel. The Canal du Midi is a prestigious work of civil engineering that was built by the outstanding engineer and architect Pierre Paul Riquet in the 17th century. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Have lunch in town and enjoy a free visit of the Bastide, the low town of Carcassonne that was built like a chessboard around the central Carnot square and its Neptune fountain that dates back to 1770. Do not miss a visit to the old mansions and churches…
We also suggest you have a little shopping session at "La Ferme" a delicatessen selling local products such as cheeses, honeys, pâtés and charcuterie and also at the "Magasin Cabanel", dating back to 1904, a real curiosity selling specialities such as liquors and grenadine, figs and chestnut squashes…
Return shuttle to the airport.
all year long
Admission fees and rates
- Minimum price : 195 €
The price includes
For two people : A two nights weekend (Friday and Saturday) in Carcassonne, in a 27m2 apartment for two situated on the first floor. The gîte comprises : A living/kitchen/sitting room, one double bedroom with an en suite bathroom with shower, separate toilets. Electric heating and all charges are included. You will be supplied with bed and bath linen and cleaning service is included in the price - One lunch in Carcassonne and one lunch in Narbonne - One visit to the Castle of the Earl of Carcassonne, free visit of the Citadel and the Saint Louis Bastide, one Pass for the Museum of Narbonne - A cruise on the Canal du Midi - Second class return train ticket Carcassonne-Narbonne - Shuttle from the airport to Carcassonne town centre - Walking itinerary - Travel diary and exchange vouchers.
The price does not include
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