Campanile Carcassonne

Lieu Dit la Coustoune, Zi la Bouriette, Carcassonne, Languedoc-Roussillon, 11000, France

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Carcassonne, at the Musée LapidaireCarcassonne, at the Musée Lapidaire

Carcassonne, La CitéCarcassonne, La Cité

La Cité/The Fortified City (Carcassonne, France)La Cité/The Fortified City (Carcassonne, France)

La Cité/The Fortified City (Carcassonne, France)La Cité/The Fortified City (Carcassonne, France)

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Transport public

by turcotsteph

est ce qu'il y a un service d'autobus public pour aller de carcassonne a Collioure

Re: Transport public

by qaminari

Je crois qu'il faut aller via Perpignan, d'où le bus 37 vers Collioure part de la gare routière (tel. 04 68 35 29 02).
Voir également http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g187151-i1038-k2266565-Carcassonne_to_Collioure_options_Perpignan_or_Quillan-Carcassonne_Languedoc_Roussillon.html

Re: Transport public

by Sarastro

Il est aussi facile de prendre le train:

www.ter-sncf.com

Re: Transport public

by cubsur

Les autocars circule seulement deux ou trois fois par jour. Les trains circule tous les 2 heures environ, ils sont plus vite et plus facile.

Travel Tips for Carcassonne

Les Origines

by Klod5

Le site de Carcassonne a joué à travers les siècles un rôle déterminant dans l'histoire du Languedoc. Oppidum de l'Age du Fer transformé au Ier siècle avant notre ère en ville romaine, la cité devint au XIe siècle la possession de la puissante vicomté Trencavel qui domine le Bas-Languedoc. Au terme de la croisade contre les Albigeois, la cité, dotée de fortifications nouvelles, devient l'une des places fortes emblématiques du pouvoir royal sur la frontière qui sépare la France et l'Aragon.

Avec le traité des Pyrénées en 1659 qui rattache le Roussillon aux possessions françaises, la cité perd cependant son rôle stratégique, laissant à l'abandon ses ouvrages défensifs. Au XIXe siècle, grâce à l'action des Carcassonnais et du service des Monuments historiques qui confia sa restauration à Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, l'ancienne forteresse a recouvré sa physionomie passée. The site of Carcassonne played through the first centuries a role determining in the history of the Languedoc. Oppidum of the Iron age transformed in the Ier century before our era in Roman city, the city became in the XIe century the possession of the powerful Trencavel vicomté that dominates the Low Languedoc. To the term of the crusade against the Albigeoises, the city, endowed with new fortifications, becomes one of the emblematic strong places of the royal power on the border that separates France and the Aragon.

With the treaty of the Pyrenees in 1659 that connects the Roussillon to the French possessions, the city loses its strategic role, letting neglected its defensive works, however. In the XIXth century, thanks to the action of the Carcassonnaises and the historic Monument service that confided its restoration to Eugene Viollet-Le-Duc, the former fortress regained its past physiognomy.

La cité

by Klod5

LA VILLE DU PASSE

Au début du XIXe siècle la cité est un lieu arriéré, une forteresse obsolète aux murailles à demi ruinées. Le passé n'a pas encore, ici, acquis ses lettres de noblesse, et la cité apparaît comme un lieu condamné à disparaître. Elle est une ville haute, perchée sur une butte malcommode d'accès, une vieille ville que tout oppose à la Carcassonne moderne et bourgeoise, à la ville basse qui, de l'autre côté du fleuve, s'étale dans la plaine. THE CITY OF THE PASS

In the beginning of the XIXth century the city is a late place, an obsolete fortress to the defensive walls to half ruined. The past doesn't yet have, here, acquired its letters of nobility, and the city appears like a place condemned to disappear. It is a high city, perched on an awkward mound of access, an old city that all opposes in modern and bourgeois Carcassonne, to the low city that, on the other side of the stream, spread in the plain.

General items to take to Carcassonne

by Aleyd

A day backpack for carrying water, jacket, souvenirs etc. If staying in centre of old city, avoid bringing a suitcase, as cars are generally not allowed in old city, and it may be difficult to lug a suitcase up the cobblestone streets, especially during middle of day when packed with day trippers. Good sturdy walking shoes, as spend a lot of time on uneven cobblestones. Suncream and sunglasses for summer. Got quite warm and sunny at end of August. Didn't see any pharmacies in old city, so to avoid a trip in to new city bring any medical/toiletry items you can imagine you might need. Take lots of film or a big memory card, as there are photo opportunities galore.

COFFEE BREAK ON THE ROAD

by LoriPori

Thursday, September 2, Hans, Wim and I have made our way through Le Puy-en-Velay ( on the N102), along the route "Gorges du Tarn", Millau (along the N88), and made a rest stop in Malene for a coffee break.
In this accompanying photo, Wim and I relax on the patio of a Deli in Malene.
Our next destination --- Carcassonne.

Inexpensive and great atmosphere

by fossettes about Le Vieux Four

This two story restaurant offers traditional French food as well as Italien. It's inexpensive and has great atmosphere. We found this place while strolling and we heard the classical guitarist playing within! It's a small and cramped place, but inviting. The cassoulet was really good and my daughter's pasta had a great red sauce!

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