Are you a lover to tourism and got bored of the sightseeing places in the world as usual? If so, do not get disappointed at this as we are here to tell you about a strange place in the European continent. If you get the chance of taking the enjoyment of the tour of France in the central part of this beautiful continent, you can proceed to Carcassonne, the French town offering its visitors the glimpse something out of a storybook of Children. Europe Holiday Packages with Best Prices are specially designed to make the tour of this wonderful and fascinating town easy, comfortable and convenient.
Situated in the administrative French region of Occitanie and being the capital city of the arrondissement of Carcassonne, Carcassonne, which is a fortified French town in the Aude department, is very popular for the Cite de Carcassonne. Being a medieval fortress, the Cite de Carcassonne, which has been restored by the theorist and architect Eugene Viollet-le-Duc in 1853 A.D., is a must visit during the tour of France. Recognized in 1997 A.D. by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, this amazing fortress must be added to the bucket list of the tourism. Offering its visitors the glimpse something out of a storybook of children, this point of tourist interest is perfect for taking the enjoyment of the tour along with the kids.
Having been known since the Neolithic era and having its strategic location between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, this medieval fortress, which is nestled in the southern part of France, at a distance of approx 80 km east from the city of Toulouse, is importantly larger than several small towns in the Aude department of France.
Attractions (Major Points of Tourist Interest)
Situated in the Languedoc area of Southern France, this glorious hilltop town offers its visitors the attraction of several watchtowers and double walled fortifications. Covering the area of approx 65sq km, it was the 1st fortress to use hoardings during the period of the siege.
Categorized as a cultural site, the Cite de Carcassonne has been listed as Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Nestled on a hill on the right bank of the Aude River in the southeastern part of the proper city, this medieval castle has the following major points of tourist interest:
The Fortified City
In the historic fortified city, you would find that it itself is essentially made of a concentric design of two outer walls with 53 towers and barbicans for defending from attack by siege engines. In this castle, you would see that it itself has its own drawbridge and ditch proceeding to a central keep. The towers have played a main role in making the walls of this castle.
In this charming historical French town, you would find another bridge, namely Pont Marengo. Crossing the canal du Midi, this bridge can be used to reach the railway station. Located at a five minute drive from the city centre, Lac de la Cavayere has been developed as a recreational lake in this locality.
Furthermore, you can find other sites, namely the Basilica of St. Nazaire and St. Celse, Church of St. Vincent, and Carcassonne Cathedral.
This wonderful French town has also been displayed on many occasions of sports in France.
In Popular Culture
This historic town has been shown on several occasions such as film, novel, video game, and stamp.
In the city of Carcassonne, you would find that it has some sophisticated French fare. In the area of this historical city, you can find a stew of white beans and meat. Here, you would get the chance of relishing several types of multi course meals. You would also take the taste of tasteful chocolate desserts. Among these types of chocolate desserts, you would get the chance of relishing the chocolate balls.
It is notable that if you eat within the walls of the Cite, it would be costly for you. In case, you eat it beyond in the city centre, you can find the bargains better than within the walls of this castle.
How to Reach There
By Railway and Airway
Situated at a distance of approx a six hour train ride from Paris, the national capital of France, Carcassonne town can be reached by the budget airline Ryanair. A small airport, which is exclusively used by this airline, is situated at a 10 minute drive from the city centre. If you use the large airport of Toulouse, you can get this point of tourist interest in approx an hour.
For taking a walk to all the sights of it, this city is tiny enough. If you are adventurous by your nature, you can easily take a car on rent.
As an essence, we can rightly say that the French town of Carcassonne is must visit during the tour of France once at least in the entire life. In case of being desirous to pay a visit to this breathtaking town, you can book Europe Tour Package with ARV Holidays, one of the leading tour and travel operators of India as well as the world. To know more about the tour packages, you can also visit us online at: http://www.arvholidays.in/europe-tour-package.html.
So, if you have your children and you are a deep lover of tourism, you must pay a visit to Historic Fortified City of Carcassonne once at least in your entire life. I strongly hope that if you have the chance of doing so along with your children, this visit would become unforgettable for you till all the life long. When in this historic fortified city, you along with your children would feel that you are in a Disneyland. It is so because this French town offers its visitors the glimpse something out of a storybook of children. So, it is a perfect place for children.