Carcassonne medieval city
Huge and marvellous!
This city has to be seen to be believed. It is like walking into a Disney movie. The size of the walls and towers is huge and impressive. There are several entries the city, most of which are picturesque and great photo opportunities. We wandered around through the city and explored. It doesn't take long to walk and once you are in there you can also visit the church (free) and the castle (paid). Beware that the crowds can be stifling, particularly on weekends. It is very difficult with prams and for that reason baby carriers are a must. For that reason I have only recommended for +6 year olds but if you have good young walkers, it will be fine.
There is a little square in the centre of the city where parents can find a coffee/drink and where kids can run around in an area that is bordered by the walls and safe. Our kids played chasey for ages and had a wonderful time whilst we enjoyed a drink.
You can take your own food and eat as you are wandering but there isn't any formal picnic areas, although many picturesque benches you could stop and eat on.
Beware the endless trade of medieval wares, swords etc which are enticing to children! And the endless lolly shops, good lollies but quite expensive!
This is a must see, amazing place and quite easy to wander with kids.
- 3-5 years
- 6-9 years
Pros and Cons
- Possible to bring your own food
- Room to move and play