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Areas to visit around Carcassonne

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Areas to visit around Carcassonne

I am looking at visiting Carcassonne in August with my two teenage sons. Thinking of 4-5 night stay. We love history, museums, hiking. We want to spend a couple of days in Carcassonne and then visit places nearby. We’ll be using public transport. Can anyone recommend a possible itinerary?

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1. Re: Areas to visit around Carcassonne

By public transport you will be limited. Toulouse and Narbonne are easily accessible by train.

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2. Re: Areas to visit around Carcassonne

Train network:


Bus network:


You may find the bus service so infrequent as to be unhelpful. Its major purpose is helping kids get to school.

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3. Re: Areas to visit around Carcassonne

The regional bus network is indeed very limited,

The website to go to is https://lio.laregion.fr/transports-aude-regulier

The good news is that any journey on this system costs only €1.

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4. Re: Areas to visit around Carcassonne


Saissac and his cathar castle and for hiking in the "Montagne Noire" (Black Mountain).



The little village of "Montolieu", named "le village du livre" , the books village in reason of his 16 book shops, often specialised in esoterism. They generally have books in english

. http://www.montolieu-livre.fr/librairies


Theese places are on the same bus line.

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