Carcasonne is a gorgeous medieval castle and town located in the southwest of France. It is an ancient site that was inhabited first by Celtic tribes and then by the Romans. Thanks to a local historian the site was saved and restored in the 1800s. It remains one of the largest medieval cities in Europe.
- It is free to get into the city, but if you want to enter the castle and ramparts (recommended), get your ticket online ahead of time.
- Get there early during the summer months and do the castle first. I was able to walk right in since I already had my ticket.
- My Airbnb was awesome (best I have had in France) and you should stay there. (https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/11541169) It includes an amazing breakfast!
- The audio guide is probably not worth it. A lot of the information was written on placards. The join us in France podcast actually gave better information.
Learn more about the Carcasonne Castle
Learn more about the Carcasonne School Museum
Learn more about the life of a knight at Carcasonne