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Car Hire Carcassonne Useful Information

Carcassonne is a beautiful medieval city located in the Occitanie region of southern France. Driving in and around Carcassonne can be a pleasant experience, and it provides access to various attractions in the area. Here's some information on driving in Carcassonne, the nearest airport, places to visit, tolls, and clean air zones:

Driving in Carcassonne:

Roads: The road network in and around Carcassonne is well-maintained and generally easy to navigate. The city is connected to major highways, making it accessible by car. The roads in the city center can be narrow and winding due to its medieval layout, so be cautious when driving through the historic part of town.

Parking: Carcassonne has parking areas both inside and outside the medieval city walls. It's recommended to park outside the walls and walk into the historic center, especially during peak tourist seasons, as the streets within the old town can be congested.

Nearest Airport:

The nearest airport to Carcassonne is Carcassonne Airport (Aéroport de Carcassonne Salvaza - CCF). It's located about 5 kilometers (3 miles) from the city center, making it very convenient for travelers flying in.

Places to Visit:

Cité de Carcassonne: The most iconic attraction in Carcassonne is its medieval fortified city, known as La Cité de Carcassonne. Explore its narrow streets, medieval architecture, and visit the Château Comtal and Basilica of Saint-Nazaire. It's a UNESCO World Heritage site and a must-visit.
Canal du Midi: This historic canal runs through Carcassonne and offers opportunities for walks, boat trips, and scenic views.
Basilica of Saint-Nazaire: This Romanesque-Gothic cathedral is located within La Cité and is known for its beautiful stained glass windows.
Pont Vieux: The Old Bridge provides a great vantage point for photographs of La Cité.

Here are some of the nearest towns and cities to Carcassonne:

Trèbes: Trèbes is a town located just a few kilometers to the east of Carcassonne along the Canal du Midi. It's known for its picturesque waterfront and is easily accessible from Carcassonne.

Castelnaudary: This town is located to the west of Carcassonne and is known for its role in the history of the Canal du Midi. Castelnaudary is famous for its cassoulet, a traditional French dish.

Limoux: Limoux is a town to the south of Carcassonne and is known for its lively Carnival celebrations and sparkling wine, called Blanquette de Limoux.

Béziers: Béziers is a larger city located to the south of Carcassonne. It's known for its historic architecture, including the Béziers Cathedral, and is situated along the Canal du Midi.

Toulouse: Toulouse is the largest city in the region and is located to the west of Carcassonne. It's known for its aerospace industry, historic city center, and cultural attractions.

Tolls and Clean Air Zones:

In Carcassonne and the surrounding area, there are no tolls to worry about as you might find on some highways in France. There are no specific clean air zones in Carcassonne. However, it's always a good idea to check for any updates or changes in local regulations, especially if you're traveling with a vehicle that may be subject to emissions restrictions.

Carcassonne is a charming and historic city with a lot to offer visitors. Whether you're exploring the medieval architecture of La Cité or enjoying the picturesque Canal du Midi, driving in and around Carcassonne can be a delightful way to experience the region's beauty and history.

Current Rental Rates in Carcassonne

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 45.00 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 315.00 EUR from 22/04/2024

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Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 45.00 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 315.00 EUR from 22/04/2024

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  Manual |

Renault Twingo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 47.14 EUR/day
Renault Twingo

7 Days rental at 330.00 EUR from 22/04/2024

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Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 59.49 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 416.47 EUR from 22/04/2024

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5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 135.71 EUR/day

7 Days rental at 950.00 EUR from 22/04/2024

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Key Highlights for Car Hire at Carcassonne: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Carcassonne was nearly demolished after having been allowed to fall into disrepair but there was massive public opposition.
  • The Carcasonne fortress was thoroughly restored in 1853 by a well-known architect.
  • Carcassonne has been listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list of sites.
  • In the past Carcassonne was a border city between the Kingdom of Aragon and France.
  • Carcassonne is a prefecture of the Aude department.
  • Easily within reach for a day trip from Barcelona, Girona and even Bilbao in Spain.


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December€ 62

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