Carcassonne and the Aude Cathar region

There are so many good options – both north and south – that get the seasoned traveller’s mind racing. One of my favourite Gallic sojourns – which can be done over the course of a weekend – is Carcassonne and the Cathar region.

Located deep down in the south of the France in the Languedoc-Roussillon region – not far from the Mediterranean coastline – Carcassonne is a stunner of a city.

From Ireland, the city is supremely easy to reach from the airport located on the edge of town, which Ryanair use as their hub for the region; it also makes a handy entry point for other southern French cities, such as Narbonne, Montpellier or Perpignan.

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