The Castle of Carcassonne is an important historical and cultural monument in Europe. It was built in Middle Ages during war. Today it is best preserved ancient castle in Europe. The castle has a two-layer city wall, inner wall is a Roman-style fortress, outer wall is a Gothic-style city wall, and there are 26 archery towers in inner and outer walls. Surrounded by this two-layer city wall, small ancient city is as old as a castle.
Crossing suspension bridge and entering castle, another world is revealed inside: ancient stone roads and stone buildings reveal a strong sense of history, while hospitable inhabitants of a small town reveal seething vitality of an ancient city.
More than 80 families still live in castle, living in legacy left by their ancestors. The narrow and winding roads of city are full of restaurants, cafes, tourist souvenir shops, bakeries, liquor stores, clothing stores and various craft workshops, creating a medieval market style and chivalry in general.
New ideas for ancient castles
Treasure of Three Kings Treasure Hunt
Price: 12 euros
With a family or 3-4 adults, get a chest with maps and other necessary tools at castle's tourist office and take part in treasure hunt in castle.
Cassoulet is a traditional delicacy from south of France, stewed with Toulouse sausage, pork, duck wing root and beans. Carcassonne is place where this traditional taste originated. Around November every year, castle hosts a two-day Casule Festival, where over a dozen chefs dressed in medieval costumes are invited to cook food in castle garden, and tourists are encouraged to taste it.
Music festival in castle
The Jean Deschamps Amphitheater with 6,000 seats adjoins Saint-Nasser church inside castle. Every summer, theater hosts famous Castle Music Festival, where visitors will experience perfect fusion of antiquity and modernity.
About Tang Jun:
Executive Dean of Beijing Institute of Planning and Design Chuangxing Heyi Co., Ltd.
Started tourism planning and consulting in 2001.
Beijing Institute of Tourism Planning and Design Davos Peak Senior Planner
Studio Chief Planner Guo Laixi
Deputy Dean of Institute of Tourism Planning and Design. Boya Fangliu Peking University
Contributed to founding:
Shanghai Painio (Pioneer Planning) Travel Consulting Co., Ltd.
Beijing Jingshi Tiancheng Tourism Planning and Design Consulting Co., Ltd.
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