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Carcassonne has twice been included in UNESCO's World Heritage List – once in 1996 for the Canal du Midi and again in 1997 for the mediaeval town.
Located between the Mediterranean Sea, the Pyrenees mountain range and the highlands of the Montagne Noire, Carcassonne is as beautiful as its history is eventful.
Visitors can admire the splendour of the most complete fortified town in Europe, stroll through the narrow streets of the "Bastide St-Louis" (the walled hilltop town) or enjoy the charms of the banks of the River Aude or the Canal du Midi.
The mediaeval walled town lies on the right bank of the River Aude and is featured on UNESCO's World Heritage list. It has 52 towers and 2 rings of town walls making a total of 3 km of battlements. There is no restriction on access to this area of Carcassonne. It is still home today to its population of approximately 100 and it boasts a large number of shops and craftsmen.
The town's 2,000-year-old history is marked by conquests, the rise of Catharism and the Crusades. You can find out about all of these aspects of Carcassonne during your visit.
Bastide St-Louis is situated on the left bank of the River Aude. The "Bastide" was commissioned by St. Louis in 1260 and built to a checkerboard layout. Even today, the streets in this area cut across each other at right angles and this area, lying within the town walls, boasts an outstanding variety of architectural styles.
In the town, the marina on the Canal du Midi, included in its own right in the World Heritage list, welcomes a large number of leisure craft. Designed by Pierre Paul Riquet and built in 1667, the Canal and the banks of the River Aude give Carcassonne outstanding leisure amenities and are an ideal place for a stroll.
To enjoy the peace, sunshine and water, head for Lake Cavayère only a few minutes from the walled town. It has beaches and a wide range of visitor amenities.
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