Explore Carcassonne - Famous fortified Mediaeval city
Visit the Castle/museum and walk along the ramparts (Fee)
View Lastours; a former Cathar stronghold; 4 castle ruins
Visit Albi, “the red city” w/an enormous red-brick Cathedral
Explore the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum & learn about his life
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Admission fee for Castle/museum (& access to ramparts) in Carcassonne: 9Eu
Admission fee for Belvedere: Photo/Lookout point over the Lastours 2Eu
Admission fee for Toulouse Lautrec Museum 10Eu
Cleaning and safety practicesSee all
- Contactless tickets
- Vehicles and venues disinfected
- Personal safety equipment
What you can expect
Carcassonne:Famous for its role in the Albigensian Crusades, the city was a stronghold of the Cathar people. Its construction is a concentric design of two outer walls with defensive towers. It was built to withstand an attack by siege engines. Visiting this fabulous UNESCO world heritage site will take you back to the Middle Ages; back to the era of pilgrims, Templar knights, and crusaders.
We'll walk around & visit this impressive fortified mediaeval city. You'll see the defensive walls and ramparts that surround the city and learn about the Cathar people as well as their tragic history.
Optional - (Admission fee not included): visit the Castle and museum inside the fortified mediaeval city - this allows you access to walk along the ramparts.
Next we'll drive through the village of Lastours, and then stop at a scenic overlook - the Belvedere - across from the Lastours castle formation. There is a small admission fee to access the Belvedere” where you can take photos of these four Cathar castle ruins.
After Lastours we drive to Albi.
Here you may visit the marvellous Toulouse-Lautrec museum and learn about this famous painter's life in Albi.
Next to the museum sits the largest red-brick cathedral in the world - built after the Cathar people were savagely vanquished during the Albigensian Crusades… I'll tell you the story while we drive through the beautiful Languedoc countryside.
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
- High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
- Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
- Vehicles and venues kept vacant between travellers
- Contactless ticket redemption
- Social distancing measures in place
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Temperature checks given to staff
- Temperature checks available
- Hand sanitizer provided
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