IMPORTANT: this page features a summary of local highlights.
For detailed visitor information see Carcassonne travel guide
Location: Carcassonne is situated in the Aude (Languedoc-Roussillon region) in the south of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Aude department. (General information: Carcassonne is 628 km from Paris).
Tourist classifications for Carcassonne: heritage site; secteur sauvegarde;
Market days: weekly market: Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday;
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Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend close to Carcassonne. Note that all distances shown are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater.
If you are planning a visit we suggest you see our hotel search (from a leading hotel agent and with a great selection of hotels and a best price promise).
For a longer visit popular choices include holiday apartments - we suggest holiday villages in France
Below we show places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Carcassonne and wondering what to do next! Positions of each of these attractions is shown on the map below.
Grand sites of France Carcassonne City (1km)
Regional Natural Parcs Haut-Languedoc (47km)
Sites of natural beauty Cité de Carcassonne (1km); Gouffre de Cabrespine (18km); Gorges de l'Orbieu (28km); Grotte de la Devèze (41km); Fontaine Intermittente de Fontestorbes (49km)
from Carcassonne (local prefecture): 1 km
from Paris: 628 km
from Calais: 861 km
from Nice: 400 km
from Bordeaux: 296 km
from Strasbourg: 728 km
For driving distances to Carcassonne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.
This page in French: Visitez Carcassonne