Canoeing on the Dordogne River

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23 March 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Holidays, Nature , Sports and leisure, Tourism

Canoeing on the Dordogne River

Enjoy a sunny afternoon, drifting down the Dordogne River in a canoe this summer. Discover the tranquility and watch the historical beauty of the Dordogne countryside pass you by from the comfort of your canoe or kayak. Choose from various points of departure along the Dordogne River. Park your vehicle and then depart from the river shore, upon either a canoe, a kayak or a stand-up paddle. At the end of your day travelling down the river, get a bus back to your vehicle.

Easter

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23 March 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Events, Holidays

What to do for the Easter holidays?

On 4th April 2021 the traditional Christian celebration of Easter takes place, particularly popular with children and adults alike. We all know that chocolate eggs and rabbits are symbols of this holiday. It was originally a hare that distributed eggs in German-speaking countries. Enjoy some typical Easter activities passed down from generation to generation.

The Canal du Midi in Carcassonne

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22 March 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Tourism, UNESCO

The Canal du Midi in Carcassonne

The UNESCO listed Canal du Midi runs through Carcassonne. Don't miss this historic site if you are on holiday in the area. Take a boat trip, a bike ride or walk along its historic banks. A popular attraction for holidaymakers in the Languedoc-Roussillon, Occitanie region of France and another UNESCO world heritage site, the historical Canal du Midi was built to link the Atlantic to the Mediterranean as a trade route in the 17th century.

Carcassonne New Town on market day

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21 March 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Tourism, Architecture

Carcassonne New Town

Here's what to see in the 'Ville Basse' of Carcassonne. The new town of Carcassonne offers, shops, bars, restaurants and markets and the lower town (Ville Basse) or 'new town' is where you head, to return to the modern world, although there are still buildings dating back to medieval times.

Carcassonne Bastille Day fireworks

20 March 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Events

Bastille Day Fireworks Carcassonne

Join in the 14th July celebrations in Carcassonne. Hundreds of visitors flock to Carcassonne on 14th July to enjoy the spectacular Bastille Day fireworks, the biggest firework display in France. Bastille Day is a national holiday in France which 232 years ago this year, commemorates the storming of the Bastille in Paris in 1789, which started the French Revolution.

Cité de Carcassonne UNESCO

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20 March 2021  |  Amélie Roca  |  Tourism, UNESCO

The Cité de Carcassonne

Step back in time in the old city of Carcassonne. Visit La Cité, the world famous walled medieval city, a UNESCO world heritage site. 'La Cité' is truly a sight to behold, with fairy-tale turrets and winding streets to explore. As well as the many restaurants and shops on offer, you can walk around the perimeter of the walls, take a horse and cart ride (great for kids!), soak up the history and enjoy the far-reaching views.

Carcassonne Festival

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19 March 2021  |  Lee Jones  |  Events, UNESCO , Culture

Carcassonne International Festival

Enjoy music, theatre and dance in the South of France at the 2021 Carcassonne International Festival. A festival of performing arts with international acts performing in venues all over the city. The main venue is the Théâtre Jean-Deschamps, a small amphitheatre within the walls of the citadel with a great atmosphere and a fabulous view from every seat.

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