(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 in the Carcassonne castle medieval streets.
12 h 00 :
Lunch on your own. Many places to eat. You can ask your guide for good restaurants.
14 h 30 :
Departure to the vineyard;
15 h 00 :
2 hours horse riding.
17 h 00:
Visit of the cellar and wine tasting.
18 h 00:
Return to your place of living.
-Transfer from your hôtel, Gîte or Guest House to Carcassonne Castle;
-Transfer to the Vineyard;
-2 hours horse riding;
-Transfer to your hotel, gîte or bed and breakfast.
This excursion does not include :
-Your own spendings (souvenirs, snacks, drinks, pottery);
-Carcassonne castle historicguide (can be arranged on demand);
-Entry fees for the Chateau comptal.
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 twisting alleys, the beautiful little houses lying 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 will 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.
In the heart of 100 hectares of vineyards, you’ll have an amazing time horse riding with amazing views on the Cité de Carcassonne.
After a guided visit of the cellar you will enjoy a delightful wine tasting session.