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Located in South of France, Carcassonne is situated at the crossing of two major routes: from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean coast and from the heart of France to Spain, both used since antiquity. It’s a beautiful and diversified region but the city itself has enough to fulfil your curiosity. The medieval fortified Cité is a UNESCO world heritage site. No wonder that Carcassone is home to a unique historical and cultural past. If you add the local traditional dishes, the hospitality of its inhabitants and some of the best vineyards in the south of France, your stay will be a most memorable one!


Population 49,300
Currency 1 Euro = 100 cents
Opening hours Most shops are open Monday to Saturday from 9.00-19.00, but smaller shops may be closed at lunchtime from 12.00-14.00. Stores are closed on Sundays and public holidays, except for annual sales events.
Newspapers La Dépêche du Midi
Le Midi Libre
Emergency numbers 17 (Police/emergency)
15 (Ambulance)
18 (Fire)
Tourist information Office Municipal du Tourisme
28 rue de Verdun
11890 Carcassonne Cédex 9
+33 468 10 24 30