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  • Day56


    September 17, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    heute war seightseeingtour. eine ritterburg wie man es sich im bilderbuch vorstellt, türme, tore, ziehbrunen, kirche und um jede ecke erwartet man tom builder; der stadtbaumeister (säulen der erde). und hier ein paar fotos für euch....Read more

    Rudolf Aeschlimann

    Super die Burg

    Nicole Jakob

    Wie bide 3 Musketiere, mega imposant👍

  • Day55

    aventure / adventure / abenteuer

    September 16, 2019 in France ⋅ 🌙 19 °C

    dier ersten 10 km waren sehr flach und führten uns durch unzählige industrierebberge. wir konnten zusehen, wie die trauben mit maschinen geerntet wurden (ähnlich wie beim mähdrescher). wir fanden dann zurück auf den canal du midi. über unbefestigte wege und pfade ging das abenteuer weiter. durch schlammhaltige wasserpassagen, über alte 90 cm breite steinbrücken, steilen übergängen und viel spass beschlossen wir nach 20 km und einem reifenschaden die konventionelle strasse zu nutzen. die fahrradwege sind wohl eher für downhill-biker gedacht. aber es war amüsant und wir haben den festen boden unter den rädern genossen. bei der mittagspause hat sich unsere gaia ein bad im canal du midi gegönnt und ist anstelle eines schwarzen rottweilers, als schokolade-brauner wieder rausgekommen. auf dem camping de la cité angekommen wollten wir ein erfrischendes bad im pool nehmen, doch leider wurde dieses gestern geschlossen; obwohl carcassonne 34 grad hatte, wurde das pool geschlossen. unverständlich.... morgen steht die spannende entdeckungstour durch die stadt an.Read more

  • Day7

    Carcassonne 1: La Bastide

    August 11, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Our excitement levels on arriving in this awe-inspiring place went through the roof. Our apartment is 5 minutes' walk from the delightful station grounds through a street shaded by umbrellas. Sandrine, our host, took us up the 70 stairs to our fourth floor flat, which could in fact sleep at least 7, and has That View. After settling in briefly we walked around the grid that is The Bastide, past buildings which look very familiar to players of Carcassonne the game! Pizza and pasta cooked at home for dinner. Feels so good to be Not Too Hot!Read more

    Matthew Kirkwood

    Amazing weather, fabulous views (71 Stairs!!!)

  • Day22

    Neustadt von Carcassonne

    September 26, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Nach der Besichtigung der beeindruckenden mittelalterlichen Festung haben wir auch die Neustadt erkundet. Wir sind ein langes Gässchen entlang geschlendert und auf einem großen Platz gelandet. Wir waren unentschlossen, wo trinken wir jetzt endlich etwas. Aber haben dann doch ein lauschiges Plätzchen gefunden. 2 warme leckere Baguettes haben wir erstanden und die Umgebung genossen.Read more

  • Day165


    April 10, 2017 in France ⋅ ☀️ 77 °F

    Forever known in our memories as DIsneyland In South of France. We think it was perhaps that this is Easter week and many people may be holidaying here. But gosh ... you could barely walk for the tourist multitudes. They even have a bas relief of Snow White! No kidding, the fortified town is a marvel, but come in winter!Read more

    Bonnie Benedict

    It was spring break in the states. That may be why they were more tourists.

    Geezers in Paradise

    Possibly. But we didn't hear any English. I think the large majority were French.

    Geezers in Paradise

    They are looking more and more like Americans, both in clothing and body weight. A bit of a surprise.

  • Day13

    Paris to Carcassonne

    September 8, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    That was a bit of an adventure. The freak show was on the move, twaddling through the streets of Paris with our luggage to the Anvers Metro station, changed lines a few stops along, then meandered over to the regional line, waited two hours for our train to come, caught the train to Narbonne (lovely relaxing part of the journey) and then we jumped on the train from Narbonne to Carcassonne where the train people decided that oversubscribing the number of passengers was a jolly good idea so we were squeezed into a train with way too many people, their luggage and their bikes. The only thing missing from the scene was a chicken or two flapping around (here Craig and I think back to our journey to Taveuni with Neal and Kerry-Anne). Poor Kate was once again at the correct height to smell the underarms and bums of obese smokers ;-)

    Luckily, our AirBnB was less than a 5 minute walk from the train station where we were met by our host. After dumping the luggage we set of for the 25 minute walk to the medieval Cité de Carcassonne.

    This place was spectacular. It has a 2,500 year history, but by the 1850s had fallen into disrepair and was decreed to be demolished. Thankfully the locals strongly opposed the idea and there was a campaign to restore it. Since then it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and with good reason. We were able to freely walk along the ramparts. This sort of thing continually amazes us, whereas in Australia all the area would be regulated to death in terms of heights where railings would be in place. Here, there are huge drops and you walk freely through the place.

    The streets inside are cobbled and winding with little shops. There were a lots of tourist shops, which many of the reviews I read were quite disparaging about. I don't necessarily think they detracted from the place at all and gave it a bit of a market town bustle and appeal.

    After circumnavigating, we found a restaurant in the main square and we all elected to have cassoulet - a local dish which is a casserole containing a pork sausage, a duck leg and white beans which in essence forms a thick gravy. We also had a very LARGE bier (500mls), the boys had more than one. As a result, it was necessary to walk the last bit of getting home very fast in order to prevent bladder explosion.
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    Camille Furniss

    Mazing photos Gabby! Greeting from Griffith!

    Gabrielle Ingram

    Thanks Camille. Had to do a bit of QSA work yesterday but other than that, and thinking this morning I hadn't sent you a link, I have been totally Griffith free! Of, although last night I dreamt Bruce Callow invited me to his rather strange birthday party. 😱

  • Day16


    September 12, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Yesterday we went on a train to go to CARCASSONNE. Our second train we went on was cramped a man that was smoking stood in front of my mum and he smelt horrible. .After 30m of standing on the train we walked to our very cozy accomodation and settled. Soon after that we went out for dinner at the castle of CARCASSONNE. There was great shops and a yummy Lollie shop. For dinner we had a French meal: Cassoulet with pork, duck and white beans. After a night we went to the station and waited for the rain to go. After lunch we saw 2 people doing the locks. When we got on the boat we went inside. Soon when the person stoped we went off. Around 5:00 we got some were to stay. About 1hour later we saw another boat pull at our area we called the INLAND.Read more

    Glen INGRAM

    Great reports Katie. I just love the way you describe brings myemoties back to life

    Glen INGRAM that was supposed to say "my memories back to life". It is sad that we will leave the boat and the canals after tomorrow, but exciting that the next bit is the French Riviera and driving ourselves around. Scarey!

  • Day22

    Day 22-Toulouse to Carcassonne, 35 miles

    May 7, 2016 in France ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    After yesterdays windy day it was more the same today. Now the canal may look pretty but as a cyclist it can get pretty boring pretty quick so I decided to jump up onto the roads and go through some of the small villages and towns. Only problem with this was the roads were even more exposed to the wind so after a few miles it was back to the canal and head down.

    By early afternoon and I'd had enough and had arrived in Carcassonne, a medival town famous for its 53 watchtowers and double walled fortifications making it a world heritage site so good place to stop have a wander around and a few beers watching the football.

    With the plan to head to the coast tomorrow and with the weather looking even worse with rain as well as the wind it could be interesting.
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  • Day27

    Carcassone, yummy lunch and snails

    September 30, 2017 in France ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    Great day in Carcassone, medieval castle with heaps of lolly shops and great food places. Had lunch in a more local restaurant with regional specialties. Vince had the cassoulet while I had the duck. Dinner was snail done in pesto with French bread, salad and cheese. Jess had three snails! Em painstakingly managed one :) Then we sang, David played the didgeridoo, we also listened to Xavier Rudd and fat Freddy' drop. Bit of home :)Read more

  • Day86

    Découverte de Carcassonne et alentours

    September 5, 2020 in France ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Nous avons posé pour quelques jours notre tente dans un petit camping à la ferme à proximité de Carcasonne qui fait un heureux (composte, arbres fruitiers à disposition : des bonnes figues bien sucrées, des raisins et des noisettes 😋)Read more

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    Vraiment beau ! [Anne-Marie]


    Décidemment joli ! [Anne-Marie]


    90 donne envie d'aller voir sur place ! [Anne-Marie]


You might also know this place by the following names:

Carcassonne, Carcasona, قرقشونة, Каркасон, Carcassona, Καρκασσόν, Karkasuno, کارکاسون, קרקסון, CCF, カルカソンヌ, Каркассонн, 카르카손, Carcaso, Karkasonas, Karkasona, 11000, การ์กาซอน, 卡尔卡松