Carcassonne, Aude, France
Carcassonne is a fortified French town in the Aude department, of which it is the prefecture, in the former province of Languedoc. The town is separated into the fortified Cité de Carcassonne and the more expansive lower city, the ville basse.
Carcassonne had been described as a fairytale city with drawbridges, towers and cobbled streets. The lower town features French bars, shops, cafes and restaurants.
Things to See & Do
* Fortified City
* The Cathedral
* Church of St Vincent
* The Basiclica of St. Nazaire and St.Celse
Cruise Season – March - Dec
Currency – Euro (EUR)
Language – French
Land Area – 65.08 km²
Population – 50,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – UTC plus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 44
Travel Links - Carcassonne Airport is 3km from the centre of Carcassonne. Ryanair serve the airport to/from Brussels( Charleroi) Cork, Dublin, Nottingham, Glasgow (Prestwick), Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool, London (Stansted), and Porto. A shuttle bus to the city centre via Chénier SNCF station meets every flight.