Carcassonne City Add-On

A fairy-tale fortified town
Take time to explore this superbly preserved fortified town as an add-on to your Inntravel holiday in south-west France. Stay in a central hotel of character with easy access to the castle, the ramparts and other sights. We provide notes for a self-guided city walking tour to help you explore.
Carcassonne City Add-On. 2 nights
Carcassonne City Add-On. 2 nights

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With its ancient gateways, its two sets of battlements and its multitude of conical-roofed turrets that give it such a distinctive – and very romantic – skyline, Carcassonne is the epitome of a medieval fortified town. Once inside the ramparts of La Cité, it doesn’t take too great a leap of the imagination to picture what it must have been like a few centuries ago.
While it’s true that the fortified town is quite compact, by spending a couple of nights within the walls, you’ll get to see Carcassonne at its best, in the quiet of the evening and the early morning, and have time to explore La Ville Basse – the often-overlooked lower part of the town on the other bank of the River Aude, whose ancient streets are built to a grid-pattern.



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  • Notes for a self-guided walking tour included
    Entering La Cité via its main gateway, the Porte Narbonnaise, is an impressive introduction to this fortified town. Cobbled streets lined with stone-built houses lead to the castle, where you can visit the keep and walk along the ramparts, part of which is covered with a steeply slanting roof.

    Equally as atmospheric is Les Lices, the grassy area between the inner and outer fortifications, where you can take a stroll, dwarfed by the towering walls either side of you. The beautiful church of Saint Nazaire is worth a visit; it contains Simon de Montfort’s tombstone and some magnificent stained glass windows.

    There are also a couple of small museums: one devoted to the Inquisition and medieval instruments of torture, and the other depicting a primary school in the late 19th century. As a pleasant change to La Cité, you can cross the River Aude to visit La Ville Basse, a bastide (grid-patterned town) built in the 13th century – our self-guided walking tour takes in both parts of the town.


The hotel is ideally located for exploring the city. We provide suggestions for where to eat out in the documentation that we send you prior to your holiday.
Hotel le Donjon
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  • Hotel Le Donjon, 2 nights: 01 April 2024 - 31 October 2024 & 01 April 2025 - 31 October 2025

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Add on 2 nights Single supplement
    1 - 24 Apr 2024 £215 £155
    25 Apr - 24 Sep 2024 £290 £230
    25 Sep - 29 Oct 2024 £215 £155
    1 - 24 Apr 2025 £225 £165
    25 Apr - 24 Sep 2025 £305 £240
    25 Sep - 29 Oct 2025 £225 £165

    Includes accommodation and meals as described. No travel is included as it is assumed that you are travelling via the city as part of your main Inntravel holiday.

    If you are flying via a different airport and would like us to arrange connecting travel, please contact us for a quotation.

  • Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Hotel le Donjon, Carcassonne (B&B) Double room Single room
    01 Apr - 24 Apr 2024 £92 £158
    25 Apr - 24 Sep 2024 £121 £218
    25 Sep - 31 Oct 2024 £92 £158
    01 Apr - 24 Apr 2025 £96 £165
    25 Apr - 24 Sep 2025 £130 £231
    25 Sep - 31 Oct 2025 £96 £165
  • This information is for guidance only; no travel is included in our prices and you should pay locally for your chosen option.

    For more information about the airport, visit the Carcassonne airport website.

    Getting between Carcassonne airport and town (4km):

    Public transport Approx. duration Frequency
    Bus 15 minutes to railway station in the Ville Basse regular departures
    Other options Approx. duration Approx. cost
    Taxi 10-minutes to the Porte Narbonnaise (taxis are not allowed within the walls) TBA
What is included
  • 2 nights
  • 2 breakfasts
  • notes for a self-guided city walking tour

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