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Duration: FULL DAY
Location: Carcassonne

When can I come?
Available from March to October  (subject to availability with a minimum of two participants, please contact us for availability).
Why do I choose this excursion?

Time at leisure in Carcassonne Castle, enjoy small shops in very typical and lovely streets…

Then departure to a charming lake : relax, tan, swim or rent a pédal-boat (renting price not included). Ending with the visit of a private vineyard, its cave and a wine tasting.

Group can be from 2 to 8 people, more people on demand.

 

How the day will be organised

(subject to modification according to availabitlity, please note that the time can be modified)

 10 h 00 : 

  Pick up at your hôtel, gîte or Guest house.

 10 h 30 : 

 Time at leisure to visit the Carcassonne CastleLunch on your own, many places where you can eat. You can ask your accompagnee for good restaurants.

 14 h 45 :  

.Departure direction to the Cavayère lake. Walk around the lake, tan on the beach, or enjoy the nautics games during the summer (see the video below). You can also rent a surf-bike or a pédal-boat.

17 h 30 :    

Departure to the vinyard for a private wine tasting.

18 h 00 :

Return to the hôtel, guest house or gîte.

This excursion includes :

-Transfer from your hotel, Gîte

or Guest House to Carcassonne Castle;

-Bilingual tour guide;

-Transfer to the lake;

-Transfer to the private vineyard;

-Transfer to your hotel, Gîte or Guest House.

This excursion does not include :

-Your own spendings (souvenirs, snacks, drinks, pottery).

-Carcassonne castle guide (can be arranged on demand).

-Entry fees for the Chateau comptal.

-Lunch expenses.

-Aquatics games and nauticals activities.

Map location

 

 

 

Our stunning Carcassonne Castle…

La Cité de Carcassonne is best known for its UNESCO World Heritage listed walled city. A medieval fortress settlement with a history that exceeds two and a half thousand years and has over 3 km of walls with 52 towers.

The Cité was featured in the movie Robin Hood – Prince of Thieves. It is also told that the Cité inspired Walt Disney for the Castle of his Sleeping Beauty.

The Cité is a beautiful and interesting place to visit. Strolling through the medieval village with its tiny and twisted alleys, the beautiful little buildings next to impressive buildings like the Basilique St-Nazaire, give you a hint of how life must have been. The inner detail-orientated arrangements transport the medieval charm and impress you at every other corner in this town. Make sure to walk with open eyes through the alleys!

The Basilique St-Nazaire impresses especially with its enormous rose windows and the biggest organ of south France. Pope Urban V ordered the construction in 1096.

You can choose to walk the Cité on your own without paying entrance for most of the medieval city. You only have to pay to visit the area of the Château Comtal (around 10€).

Come on the 14th of July to watch one of the most famous firework in the world at the Carcassonne Castle you will be impressed! (The French National Day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789, “the Bastille day” is the name given in the english-speaking countries.

 

A beautiful lake

Then I will drive you to the Cavayère lake. It is a beautifull 18 hectares water reservoir that serves Carcassonne and has a very pretty surrounding woodland and good beach to enjoy time at leisure, you can enjoy water games and nautical activities.

Finally at the end of the day, in the heart of 100 hectares of vinyards, and after a commented visit of the Cellar you will deligh a wine tasting.