The historic walled city of Carcassonne isnt just for history lovers. This novel and magical place is a unique city break for families and couples wanting a journey through time to Medieval France.
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A thriving tourist city in the South West of France, Carcassonne has rightly been named as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its incredible walled city. Preserving a life size chunk of history and keeping it very much alive, you can spend a whole day wandering the walls to find gift shops, cafes, museums and more.
Various festivals and performances grace Carcassonne and the castle every year, including medieval spectacles, recitals and Carcassonne Festival itself. Meanwhile nearby towns and cities such as Limoux make a great trip beyond the city.
Although horses and carriages might be very in-keeping with this historic town, you need a practical way to get around when visiting Carcassonne. Thrifty offers cheap car hire in Carcassonne Airport, so you can pick up your vehicle as soon as you arrive. From city cars to people carriers, Thrifty Carcassonne provides great value cars for getting about the region. Keep an eye out for regular promotions and sales to get exclusive discounts too.
If you have long enough to explore the Languedoc-Roussillon region, there are even more Cathar castles and medieval fortresses in the area. A boat trip down the Canal du Midi or a road trip through the countryside will also showcase the stunning scenery in the area. Families will find a fantastic day out at O2 Adventure Lac de la Cavayere, where you can swing through the trees and climb around the suspended ladders to get the adrenaline pumping. Alternatively, take the younger ones to Le Parc Australien to see some cute creatures from down under.
Bring history lessons to life and step back in time with a visit to Carcassonne. Car hire from Carcassonne Airport is a convenient option for when you touch down in the city and means that you wont waste a minute when discovering this exciting French destination.
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