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Carcassonne, a fortified French city

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Getting there You can get to Carcassonne from Marseille, Bordeaux and Toulouse. Best price and travel duration below.

From Paris 07:31 HK$345
From Barcelona 02:22 HK$374
From Lyon 03:16 HK$239
From Marseille 03:06 HK$144
From Bordeaux 02:53 HK$144
From Toulouse 00:41 HK$105
From Montpellier 01:26 HK$192
From Cerbere 02:24 HK$163
From Marmande 02:21 HK$249
From Collioure 02:03 HK$153
From Cahors 02:02 HK$278
From Arles 02:25 HK$230
From Souillac 02:46 HK$354
From Limoges 04:10 HK$383
From Vierzon 05:47 HK$498
From Brive 03:12 HK$393
From Argeles Sur Mer 01:55 HK$144
From Valence 02:42 HK$259
From Gourdon 02:30 HK$364
From Agen 01:48 HK$144
From Villefranche De Lau 00:33 HK$105
From Villenouvelle 00:41 HK$115
From Beziers 00:43 HK$115
From Limoux (localite) 00:30 HK$86
From Narbonne 00:28 HK$96
From Lezignan 00:17 HK$86
From Castelnaudary 00:18 HK$86
From Alet Les Bains 00:45 HK$86
From Couiza Montazels 00:53 HK$86
From Sete 01:09 HK$163
From Montauban 01:10 HK$144
From Bram 00:10 HK$86
From Nimes 01:53 HK$239
From Quillan 01:09 HK$96
From Esperaza 00:57 HK$86
From Perpignan 00:58 HK$144
From Agde 01:03 HK$163
From Les Aubrais Orleans 06:32 HK$613

Getting around From Carcassonne, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To Bram 00:12 HK$86
To Lezignan 00:20 HK$86
To Castelnaudary 00:22 HK$86
To Limoux (localite) 00:33 HK$86
To Narbonne 00:36 HK$96
To Villefranche De Lau 00:37 HK$105
To Villenouvelle 00:43 HK$115
To Alet Les Bains 00:43 HK$86
To Couiza Montazels 00:52 HK$86
To Esperaza 00:56 HK$86
To Toulouse 01:13 HK$105
To Beziers 01:54 HK$105
To Collioure 02:17 HK$153
To Agde 02:25 HK$172
To Perpignan 02:26 HK$144
To Gourdon 02:33 HK$278
To Quillan 02:40 HK$96
To Sete 02:42 HK$144
To Souillac 02:50 HK$316
To Nimes 03:13 HK$201
To Valence 03:25 HK$230
To Montauban 03:33 HK$144
To Marmande 03:57 HK$249
To Argeles Sur Mer 04:00 HK$144
To Agen 04:11 HK$144
To Cahors 04:18 HK$192
To Cerbere 04:21 HK$163
To Aix En Provence Tgv 04:47 HK$421
To Arles 05:00 HK$230
To Bordeaux 05:17 HK$144
To Avignon 05:21 HK$230
To Brive 05:26 HK$307
To Montpellier 05:40 HK$163
To Lyon 05:51 HK$192
To Marseille 06:10 HK$144
To Limoges 06:40 HK$335
To Vierzon 06:54 HK$498
To Dijon 07:04 HK$508
To Paris Cdg Airport 07:29 HK$556
To Cannes 07:30 HK$508
To Nice 08:07 HK$441
To Brussels 09:09 HK$1,676
To Les Aubrais Orleans 09:48 HK$469
To Paris 11:05 HK$192

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Carcassonne, a fortified French town

Carcassonne is a fortified town located in the heart of the Toulouse-Montpellier-Perpignan triangle. The town rich of 2000 years if history is home to two UNESCO world heritage sites: the Canal du Midi and the medieval town. Carcassonne is best known for its skyline which is famous in worldwide. The town is located in the plains of the lower valley of Aude and is easily accessible by train from Montpellier.

Start your day by having a breakfast at the Place du Marché in the centre of the Bastide Saint Louis district (the new town). Having made the full of energy, cross the town to the medieval city. You will enter the magnificent walled city through the Porte Narbonnaise. Move along the rampart and visit the Château Comtal and the Basilique Saint Nazaire.

The best way to end your day is to enjoy a boat trip through the Canal du Midi to admire the medieval city. You can also take some time to discover vineyards through their different terroirs: Minervois, Cabardès and Malepère…

Buy a Carca Pass comes at the tourist office. While it includes a guided tour to the mediaeval town, the Bastide Saint Louis and a cruise on the Canal du Midi, you will also benefit from a wine tasting session and numerous discounts in restaurants and shops.

Carcassonne is not much of a shopping destination. Yet as a popular tourist destination, you can find numerous souvenir shops.

Carcassonne Tourist Office
28, rue de Verdun, 11890 Carcassonne
Tel: +33 (0) 468 102 430

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Train Station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Carcassonne can be found.

Carcassonne railway station(s)

Carcassonne Train Station

Carcassonne Train Station

Address: 1 bd Maréchal Joffre 11000 Carcassonne

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 5:15am to 12:15am
Saturday and Sunday: 5:15am to 12:15am
Public holidays: 5:15am to 12:15am

Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Regional trains (TER).
SNCF rail agents, Tourist office, Facilities for disabled persons, Lost and found, ATM.

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Customer reviews

  • "Great trip"    
    It was very fast and comfortable by TVG train pleasant trip for just 20 eur.from beautiful Bordeaux to medieval town-museum Carcassonne.  
  • "Very nice way to travel"    
    Had no issue taking the train, loved the easy use and comfort. Definitely recommend as mode of transportation.  
  • "Narbonne to Carcassonne"    
    On time. No problems.  
  • "Efficient"    
    The train was on time, inexpensive and an easy experience.  
  • "Very Efficient"    
    The train was a good value and was on time, comfortable and easy for a non-French speaking customer.  
  • "the only way to "fly""    
    I took the train out of Lyon and traveled to Carcissonne. The trains were excellent, on time, comfortable, and clean. I went first class so was able to use my computer, write, read, and simply relax. I think train travel is the only civilized way to go.  
  • "Wonderful trip"    
    It was very interesting to seat in comfortable train and watch very beautiful views of South of France through the window. We were very satisfied with our wonderful trip and decided repeat it again in Autumn from Paris to Bordeaux and farther. . .  
  • "Traveller’sTale"    
    I would rate highly the speed and comfort of the French TGV..much less stressful than driving. We have chosen to travel by train around the whole of France and would do so again. However a couple of negatives. These trains which were formerly renown for their pinpoint time accuracy are frequently "en retard" which can create a scramble at the other end if you have a connection You are your own luggage handler. Baggage is bundled into/ onto racks at the end of each carriage and there is no help with this unless from fellow passengers.i And last but not least on these trips the state of the on board toilets leaves a lot to be desired..You may be advised to have tissues / hand sanitizer with you.  
  • "Fast and Secure"    
    No Complaining  
  • "first class?"    
    I was quite baffled by my first class compartment, with its dingy walls, hole in my sleeping bag, left over earplugs on my berth. There were no sheets and the pillow was fit for a toddler. Compared to the local train from Toulouse to Carcassonne, the ride was rough and incedibly noisy. I kept seeing myself on a mechanical bull while trying to go to sleep. I arrived more tired than i'd been at my departure.  
  • "Rail travel and transit"    
    Getting around France by rail is relatively easy, even if you don't speak the language. Just be mindful if you are tagging around with heavy luggage as you have to haul your luggage up and down the stairways. Also, check your confirmed seats to ensure that they are conveniently allocated especially if you are travelling with elderly folks, although most passengers would be graceful to exchange their seats with you. It would be ideal if TGV can extend its line to the airport as it is costly to commute from Lyon Part Dieu to Lyon St Exupery airport.  
  • "Carcasonne to Beziers"    
    Very good service, trains are on time, clean and comfortable. Good bus service from the airport and taxis available outside.