Explore the rich culture while visiting the many attractions Carcassonne is replete with. These cultural attractions are suitable for all ages and can prove to make your trip to Carcassonne a fruitful one. Be it historic monuments or cultural performances, cultural attractions somehow steal the show of the other attractions and things to do in Carcassonne.
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Best of Art and Cultural Places to Visit
Discover the local culture and art of Carcassonne.
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Place Saint-Nazaire, 11000 Carcassonne, France
07:00 am - 06:00 pm
A national monument, the Basilica of Saint Nazaire (and Saint Celse) is thought to be built in the early 6th Century. It has since then undergone a number or renovations. The architecture, the stain glasses and the peace and tranquillity will leave you mesmerized.
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08:00 am - 07:00 pm
The Cathar Castles is a broad term given to a series of around 20 forts built and used by the Cathars (followers of Catharism) all across France. Coming with a rich and violent history, the castles present near Carcassonne are the Peyrepertuse, the Queribus, the Puilaurans and even the Chateau Comtal. Check out the panoramic views and the intricate architecture.
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Outside the walls of Carcassonne, France
Situated outside the walls of the fortified city of Carcassonne, the Bastide was built during the reign of Saint Louis in 1260. Having retained its symmetrical arrangement of streets, the Bastide boasts a remarkable architectural heritage. It’s an old, charming little town with a wonderful central square. Wander the old city streets for shopp...
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1 rue de Verdun, 11000 Carcassonne
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Musee Des Beaux Arts or the Museum of Fine Arts houses artefacts and paintings from the 17th century to present. The first floor comprises of a permanent exhibition consisting mainly of portraits and paintings. The other floors house temporary exhibitions thrice a year. Definitely worth a visit on your trip to Carcassonne.
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Ferme de Carrus, 11220 Mayronnes
Near town of Mayronnes, around 25 kms from Carcassonne lies the stunning sculpture trail. The trail is around 5 kms long and takes approximately 3 hours to complete. There are permanent sculptures and an annual exhibition which takes place during April to September. The sculptures are interesting, amusing, puzzling and artistic. Since the trail is uphill, the view from the top is breathtaking.