Daily Car Hire Rates in Carcassonne

  • Mini

    Renault Twingo
    4 |
    1 |
    3 |
    From € 28.95
  • Economy

    Opel Corsa
    5 |
    2 |
    3 |
    From € 32.38
  • Suv

    Opel Mokka
    5 |
    2 |
    5 |
    From € 36.64
  • Standard

    Opel Insignia
    5 |
    4 |
    4 |
    From € 38.57
  • 5 seat minivan

    Ford C-Max
    5 |
    4 |
    5 |
    From € 40.30

*daily rates in Carcassonne based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.

Carcassonne Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • 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.

Carcassonne Mini Guide

Carcassonne is a town within the Aude Departement and is thought to have historically been a trading town around the 6th century BC. Located on Rue de Verndun is the Museum of Fine Arts which is open every day year round. Inside you can find paintings from the 16th to 19th centuries. It is a great attraction for all and is free to get in.

carcassonne castle

With your hire car you can take a short drive to the Basilica of Saint Nazaire which is a cathedral located on Place de l'eglise. The site dates back to as early as the 11th century and is open to visitors everyday but does tend to close early evening during winter months. Rue Trivalle is where you will find an exhibition inside the Cultural centre containing a memorial for former soldiers. Open Monday to Saturday you can view items such as documents, costumes and objects all relating to soldiers of the country. For a unique way to view the city you can opt to take a boat trip or guided tour. There are many trip providers that can offer tours such as Independent Tours located on Rue de Verdun, who will focus on the country estate. The trips typically take up to 2 hours and can be conducted in a range of languages such as Spanish and English.

view of carcassonne

For a special experience you can hire a boat from Quai Riquet throughout the week which will accommodate up to 12 people and gives the option of an overnight stay on-board. Hence this is a great fun option for couples, families and groups. Other popular sites include Ponte Marengo bridge which at night looks spectacular with its magical lighting. The bridge is built across the Canal du Midi providing great photo opportunities.

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Carcassonne is one of the most popular tourist attractions in France because this walled city retains its former glory and is incredibly beautiful, especially at night. Carcassonne is divided between the fortified city of Carcassonne and the lower village or Ville Basse.

The city was built with a concentric ring of outer walls to prevent siege attacks. Nearby is an old bridge and other sights in the city worth seeing include the church and basilica. If you plan to rent car hire in Carcassonne during the busy summer months then be aware that vehicles get booked up very quickly.

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