Carcassonne

GPS Position:  North 43.204837  East  02.372837

New aire some 300 mtrs outside the old city walls.  Great view of walls lit up at night. The barrier, in operation during day is left open after 8pm until 8am and the notice board states it is free to camping cars during that time.  This is most odd as camping cars can come and go during the evening, stay all night for free providing they leave before 8am.   If you arrive during the day, take a ticket and leave the following morning you wouldn’t have to pay.   New free service point with toilets over in the car and bus park some 50 mtrs away.  Note the toilet block is closed during the winter months.  The old Aire is now a car only park with height barriers in place.   The Aire is a little exposed to wind but there is plenty of room and offers excellent views of the old city and surrounding area.

Attractions Nearby:        The old walled city is well worth a visit and steeped in history with much of the ramparts and rooms fully restored.  Try the local cassolet dish of beans, duck and sausage.  The canal du Midi is 15 mins walk away.  The walled city thrives during the day but is very quiet at night however the floodlighting is well worth a look.

 

Cost per 24hrs:            €12 Services included (charge is for day use but is free overnight)

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