La Bastide Saint Louis

81 Rue de la Liberte, 11000 Carcassonne, France
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by carpfanatic


going to Carcassonne late june with wife and daughter from UK and would like to take them on the ferry to marseille can anyone tell me whether we can get the train or bus there only for the day trip.

best regards

Re: marseille

by Sarastro

I am not sure I understand your question. You want to take the train (there is no bus) from Carcassonne to Marseille for a ferry ride?

The time en route by train from Carcassonne to Marseille is approximately 3+30 each way. The fares are about 40€ each way per person and reservations are required for most trains.

Information is available here: (in French only)

Re: marseille

by carpfanatic


thanks for the info,,,last year I went on the ferry to castle D'if
and I wanted to take the wife to show her.

I didnt think it was to long for a day trip

best regards

Re: marseille

by puerto_lover

Would respectfully suggest that you open one of the online maps for southern France like GOOGLE or VIAMICHELIN and see the distances involved.
Reaching Marseilles would certainly take some time and with a boat trip involved, I doubt whether your wife would enjoy the day trip to the Château d'If

Re: marseille

by carpfanatic


did what you said it is a long way didnt think it was that far looking on sncf i can get a return ticket for 3 for 84 euros but your right it would be a very long day.

ah well next time maybe


Travel Tips for Carcassonne

Walk on the ramparts/walls

by Lemonita

Carcassonne's impressive medieval city can be seen from very far, we saw it from the highway.

I think a whole day would be enough to experience this city and eventually visit the castle inside the ramparts. Walk on the ramparts and enjoy the landscapes of Carcassonne.

La cité

by Klod5

Dans ses utilisations à des fins de spectacle, l'image du monument, se déploie, grandeur nature, en trois dimensions. Mais, dans le même temps, la cité est également l'objet de manipulations inverses qui s'attachent à sa représentation en relief sous une forme réduite. Au début du XXe siècle, un artisan plâtrier, Louis Lacombe surnommé Cigalet, né dans une maison des lices, présentait aux touristes une maquette en bois de noyer, à l'échelle de 1 cm pour 1 mètre, résultat de plus de trente ans de travail.
Copie quasi conforme du travail de Viollet-le-Duc, elle acquit elle-même un statut de monument historique et est aujourd'hui conservée au château comtal. Louis Lacombe fit certainement des adeptes mais aucun n'atteignit sa notoriété et leurs créations, ponctuellement exposées dans des bâtiments administratifs ou chez des commerçants, restent relativement méconnues. Une autre forme fréquente de cette réification du monument est sa transformation en objet à consommer dont les plus célèbres restent les pièces monumentales dont René Timoreau, maître-pâtissier Carcassonnais, ponctua sa carrière. In its uses at ends of spectacle, the picture of the monument, spread out, full size, in three measurements. But, in the same time, the city is also the object of inverse manipulations that becomes attached to its representation in relief under a reduced shape. In the beginning of the XXth century, a craftsman plasterer, Louis Lacombe nicknamed Cigalet, born in a house of the lices, presented to the tourists a model in wood to drown, to the scale of 1 cm for 1 meter, result of more than thirty years of work.
Almost compliant copy of the Viollet-Le-Duc work, she acquired herself a historic monument statute and is preserved today to the castle comtal. Louis Lacombe certainly made some adepts but no one reached his fame and their creations, exposed punctually in administrative buildings or among tradesmen, remain relatively unrecognized. Another shape frequents this réification of the monument is its transformation in object to consume of which most famous remain the monumental pieces of which Rene Timoreau, master-confectioner Carcassonnais, punctuated its career.

Find The Ruined Church of St.-Sernin

by hquittner

The crowdes entering the Porte Narbonne continue straight ahead on the r. Cros-Mayrevieille or go right on the r. du Grand Puits. However, a left turn quickly leads to the Pl. Marcou. Here there is a grassy space opening to the inner ramparts. This is one of the few places where there are benches on which to sit. In the area is a fine simple Calvary Cross. It sits in the middle of the area which contained the ancient Church of St.-Sernin. Remnants of the apse remain in the defensive walls which was incorporated in it. Most curious are the Gothic windows which were let in the wall during the 14C to provide light for the dark Romanesque church

The 'Siege Stone'

by leics

In the Basilica de St-Nazaire et St-Celse, tucked away fairly high on a wall, you'll find the 'Siege Stone'. It dates from the 13th century, and is an unusual and rare documentation in stone of an historical event. It's next to the tombstone of Simon De Montfort, who was gifted La Cite in the early 1200's after the successful siege (part of the Crusade against the Cathars).

Not a Tourist Trap

by hquittner about L'Ostal des Troubadours

L'Ostal is a convivial place that looks like a tourist trap, but is not. It is inexpensive and although we only had lunch of fine crepes and cider, we would have returned for dinner (when there is music) except that we were urged to eat our cassoulet elsewhere. It does indeed have a view of the Chateau.


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