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Carcassonne Bastille Day fireworks 2020

  14 Jul 2020

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 231 years ago this year, commemorates the storming of the Bastille in Paris in 1789, which started the French Revolution.

The medieval city becomes bathed in light and the spectacular display can be seen from miles around.

We advise arriving early, parking the car and spending a full day exploring Carcassonne. There is plenty to do to fill the time before the display starts at 22:30.

The best views are from the bridge over the river, however good viewpoints can also be found on the riverbank below the bridges, the canal, the peripherique (ring-road) South of Carcassonne and the vineyards close to the Lycée Agricole.

This is a real French experience to be savoured rather than hurried with a relaxed party atmosphere and a great opportunity to get some unforgettable holiday snaps.

Bastille Day is a nationwide celebration and many towns and villages also hold celebrations and firework displays. These will be well advertised so look out for posters with the times and details.

Location...

Cité de Carcassonne, 1 Rue Viollet le Duc, 11000, Carcassonne, Aude, Occitanie

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Maison Albarels

Holiday home in Occitanie

Set in the heart of the small, country village of Ventenac-Cabardès, close to Carcassonne, this is a fully restored family home offering 3 bedrooms and a private garden and heated pool.

Lovely setting amongst the rolling countryside and vineyards with a grocery shop only 50m from the property for supplies / bread. Famous Canal du Midi is close-by with its shaded tow-paths and waterside restaurants. Shops, restaurants and supermarket just 5 minutes away in nearby Pennautier.

Carcassonne, the capital of the Aude Region, has the largest walled Medieval fortress and city in Europe and is a major tourist destination in the summer. Many movies about the Crusaders and Medieval knights were filmed there, including the movie Robin Hood staring Kevin Costner. Restaurants and shops selling local goods fill the ancient Cite.

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Villa Lana

Holiday villa in Languedoc with private, heated pool

Mediterranean style villa set in 2.5 acres of land with pretty landscaped gardens, separate pool area and a small fruit orchard.

The villa is fully equipped for family living and provides modern and spacious accommodation for 8 people.

Main living areas all open on to the sun terrace which runs across the front of the villa - providing an ideal spot for outdoor dining and entertaining.

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Mas Orbiel

Holiday home in Languedoc

A superb opportunity to come and stay on a beautiful wine estate set in 175 acres of vines, olives, pines, lavender fields, just 15 minutes outside Carcassonne.

Two adjacent properties (farmhouse and manor house) have been completely modernised and upgraded using traditional, high quality materials. The properties can each accommodate 8 to 10 people in comfort or combine both for a group of up to 20 visitors.

Beautifully restored, the properties have many original features; beamed ceilings, exposed stone walls, colourful Languedoc tiles and an old stone staircase. Accommodation is spread over the two properties; red house with open-plan living and dining room and kitchen, cabled internet and utility room. Two first floor bedrooms and three second floor bedrooms all with air-conditioning.

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