Explore the fortified city, which houses a large medieval citadel declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with this self-guided Carcassonne Day Trip from Toulouse. You can visit at your leisure and discover beautiful views.
Carcassonne Day Trip
At 9:30 am we'll meet at 27 Allée Jean Jaurès in Toulouse and head to Carcassonne, located just one hour and 15 minutes away.
Once we arrive at this picturesque medieval town, we'll take you to Porte Narbonaise, where you'll have six hours of free time to enjoy both the cuisine and the beautiful old town at your leisure. We'll also give you a brochure in English with a map and your tickets for the Castle of Carcassonne.
You're bound to be surprised by the gigantic walls around the city, designed to protect the legendary secrets of the Cathars. In the intramural area, you'll find the Castle of Carcassonne, which is one of the most historic fortresses in the French region of Occitanie.
It's also worth taking a walk through the old town to visit outstanding monuments including the Basilica of Sainte-Nazaire, with its Romanesque and Gothic elements. You can also visit the area outside the walls and see the old medieval entrances, such as the Porte Narbonnaise and the Porte de l'Aude.
In the afternoon, we'll meet in the centre of Carcassonne to return to Toulouse. Arrival at the starting point is scheduled for 5:30 pm.
Transport by bus
Entry to the Counts' Castle of Carcassonne
English brochure with a map of Carcassonne with discounts for its main museums and monuments
A tour guide
When to book?
You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Not wheelchair accessible.
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Q - How to book?
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Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 8 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
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Allée Jean Jaurès, 27