Places to visit
Some suggestions for visits:
Carcassonne, at any time of the year, has much to offer - but in summer, Carcassonne surpasses itself. The city reveals its 2,500-year-old setting to visitors in all its glory. Historical and cultural programmes take place from June to August. The Festival of Carcassonne, the Medievales, and the fabulous fireworks on July 14th are not to be missed.
Some places to visit in Carcassonne and the citadel include:
The Cathedral Saint-Michel in Carcassonne: built in the XIV century in a Languedocien Gothic style.
The Old Bridge (Pont Vieux): constructed in the XIV century, this was until the XIX century the only link between the La Cité (the citadel) and the Bastide St. Louis (the town of Carcassonne).
The Count's Castle (Château Comtal) in the medieval citadel: built in the XII century by the Trencavels, Vicomtes of Carcassonne.
The Fine Arts Museum (Musée de Beaux-Arts) in Carcassonne
The Joë Bousquet Centre in Carcassonne has preserved surrealist poet Joë Bousquet's room as well as displays of his manuscripts, letters and photos (La Maison des Mémoires / Centre Joë Bousquet)
The Medieval Citadel, its Castle and its Basilica