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Hôtel de la Cité Carcassonne - MGallery by Sofitel

Local Attractions: 
    Hôtel de la Cité Carcassonne - MGallery by Sofitel
 in Carcassonne

Local Attractions

The Hôtel de la Cité resides within Carcassonne, an ancient walled city nestled within France’s majestic Occitanie region. Overlooking the entire community, the hotel resides between the storied Eglise Saint-Nazaire and the impressive Château Comtal. Carcassonne functioned as a massive citadel throughout much of its history, its hallowed fortifications manned by the likes of the Romans, the Visigoths, and Christian Crusaders. This marvelous treasure is now a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, which attracts thousands of excited visitors each year. Guests can easily explore Carcassonne from the Hôtel de la Cité, as many of the city’s wonderful historical landmarks are just a few meters beyond the hotel’s front door. The surrounding verdant foothills of the Pyrenees possess even more fantastic cultural attractions, such as beautiful vineyards, pastoral hamlets, and archaic castles. Come reserve a room at the Hôtel de la Cité today and witness the majesty of the area’s venerable heritage!

La Cité de Carcassonne
The City of Carcassonne actually consists of two different components—the ancient fortified community and the accompanying “lower town” that resides beneath it. La Cité de Carcassonne actually refers to the older walled portion, which has existed since the time of the Romans. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, La Cité de Carcassonne contains many fabulous shops and restaurants huddled within its historical, winding alleyways.

Château Comtal
The centrifuge for the medieval citadel, the Château Comtal has dominated Carcassonne’s landscape for centuries. Its 52 distinctive towers now serve as iconic landmarks for the city. Visitors today can walk through this historic structure and see the places where Roman legionnaires and French knights once stood.

Eglise Saint-Nazaire
Although the Eglise Saint-Nazaire recently became a minor basilica in the late 1890s, its origins date back to the early 10th century! Still an active place of worship, the Eglise Saint-Nazaire serves as a wonderful example of Gothic-style architecture.

Canal du Midi
Originally called the “Canal Royal en Languedoc,” French revolutionaries renamed the famous waterway as the “Canal du Midi” shortly after the start of the French Revolution. Considered an engineering masterpiece of the 17th century, the Canal du Midi is today a celebrated UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Château de Lastours
Located just a short drive from Carcassonne are a series of ancient castle ruins referred to as the Château de Lastours. These magnificent fortresses became the site of many battles fought throughout the Medieval Era, including the notorious Albigensian Crusade. Once the property of the Lords of Cabaret, the Château de Lastours are now a preserved as a French historical landmark.


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