Location and History of Carcassonne
To visit the fortified town of Carcassonne, which is located in the Languedoc/Roussillon region of Southern France, is to be transported back seemingly to the Middle Ages. One of the most memorable events is the firework and illumination display on the 14th July - Bastille Day. The entire citadel appears to go up in flames.
It is hardly surprising that the romance and excitement conjured up by this impressive, lovingly restored fortress tend to eclipse the more modern, day to day lower town, the Ville Basse, on the west bank of the river Aude. More »
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Unfortunately the Mairie have decided to close the free parking for guests which was about 200m from L'Echappee Belle.
As an alternative, there is paid parking in the car park Delteil - opposite the Porte Narbonnaise (main entry gate) to La Cite.
Limited free guest parking is in the small car park to the right of the Delteil car park exit, next to the Mecure Hotel.
Guests wishing to use the free parking are advised to initially park in the car park Delteil, where the first half hour is free, check in at L'Echappee Belle and obtain a parking pass and permit which will give you access to the free guest parking.
THE PARKING ENTRY PASS MUST BE RETURNED TO L'ECHAPPEE BELLE once guests have moved their cars to the free parking.
Carcassonne to London Stansted (Via Ryanair)
Carcassonne to Paris
Carcassonne to Bruxelles/Charleroi (Brussels/Charleroi airport)
Carcassonne to Liverpool
Carcassonne to Shannon
Carcassonne to Dublin
Carcassonne to Nottingham
LOCATION OF VEHICLES
When booking flights, check Hertz through Ryanair.com for car rental.
Please Note: A 20 euro cash deposit is required for the carpark access card on check in day, which will be refunded at the end of your stay when the card is returned. Click here for parking directions.
CANAL DU MIDI
Canal du Midi - boat trips from Narbonne to Bordeaux. Cruises from beside train station in Carcassonne. Open April to end of October. Great walk and cycle way open all year following the canal. Excellent views of the Medieval city from the canal walkway.
SNCF line direct. Rapid trains from Narbonne, Toulouse, Paris, etc. direct to Carcassonne.