The City of Carcassonne

Explore the majestic Cité de Carcassonne, a medieval gem in the Midi-Pyrénées Occitanie region. Close to the eco camping site, this fascinating historic site boasts a double enclosure, 52 towers and 3 km of impressive ramparts. Dating back to the Gallo-Roman period and restored in the 19th century by Viollet le Duc, this medieval city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a must-see for history and culture lovers.

Medieval treasures of Occitania

Discover a historic gem in the heart of the Midi-Pyrénées Occitanie region. Less than an hour from the eco camping site, the Cité de Carcassonne is a medieval complex unique in Europe, offering an immersive experience in history. This exceptional UNESCO World Heritage site is a must-see for all history and culture lovers.

The City is made up of an impressive double enclosure, with no fewer than 52 majestic towers. It is protected by 2 concentric enclosures, forming a total of 3 km of ramparts. These fortifications date from several eras: the first wall dates back to the Gallo-Roman period, while the second was built between the 11th and 12th centuries. In the 19th century, the famous architect Viollet le Duc restored this historic monument to its former splendor.

Beyond its impressive structure, the Cité de Carcassonne is a lively place to be. Every year, it hosts the Festival de Carcassonne, a major event that attracts visitors from all over the world. History buffs will also appreciate the re-enacted knight battles, which offer a fascinating insight into medieval life.

Every Saturday morning, the large market in the Cité de Carcassonne is a not-to-be-missed event. It’s an opportunity to discover local products and savor the specialties of the Occitanie region.

For the full experience, nearby eco camping offers comfortable, eco-friendly accommodation, allowing you to extend your stay in this region rich in history and culture.