Carcassonne to Béziers on the Canal du Midi

At the heart of Carcassonne along the Aude River lies its famous fortified medieval town – called la Cité – restored to its full glory in the 19th century, and awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 1997. Wandering along its narrow cobbled streets, fairy tale towers and ramparts is truly like stepping back in time – a must see for medieval and Cathar enthusiasts, there are also regular jousting and falconry displays organised here in the summer, as well as a host of events, concerts and theatre. Beyond the medieval city, is the lower part of Carcassonne known as the Bastide, and it is here that the Canal du Midi boat base is situated.

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