It is a medieval citadel famous for its 53 watchtowers and double-walled fortifications. The first walls of the upper town, Le Cité, were built in Gallo-Roman times; major additions were made in the 13th and 14th centuries.

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Carcassonne Medieval City

UNESCO world heritage

Basilica of St. Nazaire

11th century

Peyrepertuse Castle

ruined fortress

Quéribus Castle

ruined fortress

Comtal Castle

12th century


vineyard, winery

Lake Cavayère

boating, picnic

Carcassonne Cathedral

14th century

Puilaurens Castle

ruined fortress

School Museum

19th century

Saint Vincent Church

17th century

Museum of Fine Arts

fine arts museum

Aguilar Castle

12th century

Theatre Jean Deschamps

open theatre

Saint-Gimer Church

small church