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Carcassonne is a Medieval fortified town in the Aude department of southern France. The area has been populated since neolithic times, and the strategic location of the area was recognized and occupied by the Romans until the fall of the Western Roman Empire. Within Carcassonne the ruins of the ancient walled town of La Cité is a popular tourist attraction, and invokes images of Middle Ages splendor. During the Spring and Autumn time the fortress paints a more idyllic scene as the daylight fades and the leaves turn brown. Aside from being part of the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Carcassonne is also famous for producing wine. Finding your ideal hotel in Carcassonne can be a daunting task, especially if you have certain budget considerations. With, finding your ideal is a much simpler thanks to thousands of user submitted hotel reviews, photo galleries from thousands of hotels, and a location provided by Google maps.

What's Carcassonne Like?

Carcassonne has plenty of both old and new, ensuring that there is something to appeal to all tastes. Although Carcassonne is ancient, there are still plenty of boutiques, restaurants, and bars to enjoy in the afternoon and evening. Of course the must see attraction here is the Castle and Ramparts of Carcassonne, which began to take shape in the 13th century. When you enter the castle you will be able to access several other historical attractions, including Gothic inspired The basilica of Saints Nazaire and Celse, which was also constructed in the 13th century. For a charming food and drink experience, the O'Vineyards is a quality wine tour around the outskirts of the town.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Carcassonne

Carcassonne enjoys a pleasant climate, with the Summer months spanning from July to September, with temperatures reaching a typical high or approximately 23°C. Many of the popular metropolitan and historical attractions are within walking distance of the town center, so the best advice would be to wear comfortable and durable walking shoes. Although Carcassonne is a major tourist attraction in the south of France, the locals tend to exercise the French stereotype of be difficult to communicate with in English, even if they can understand you. For this reason it would be advisable to memorize a few key phrases such as "Parlez-Vous Anglais?" (Do you speak English?), or carry a pocket phrase book with you. You can find the local tourist information center on 28 Rue de Verdun for all the latest news regarding events and attractions. Before you leave for Carcassonne, you can have a virtual tour of the are around your hotel via the website.