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Carcassonne and Cathar Castles of France

4.2 stars(24 reviews)

A beautiful and captivating region of France

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2021 Tour code: CAB21

About the tour

From timeless vineyards and sun-drenched hills to imposing Cathar castles and historic abbeys, this holiday showcases the very best of the Languedoc region. We explore the walled Cité of Carcassonne, visit the historic city of Narbonne and immerse ourselves in the French way of life.


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Hotel Du Roi & Spa by Sowell

Hotel Du Roi & Spa by Sowell, Carcassonne

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4.2 stars4.2 / 5 · 24 reviews

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Mr H Knowles

4 stars

Submitted 12 Jul 2019

The tour manager was very good particularly when we encounted major problems at the Gare du Nord on the return journey. The trip down the Canal du Midi was boring but all the other organised trips were good. The hotel at Carcassonne was of a good standard

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Mr L Mead

5 stars

Submitted 14 Oct 2018

Excellent itinerary, fantastic hotel, first rate tour manager and great weather!

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Mr G MB Brady

3 stars

Submitted 06 Oct 2018

Hotel good, visit to market waste of time but more importantly party size - 40- far too large!

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Mrs P Barrett

5 stars

Submitted 30 Sep 2018

I had an excellent experience.

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Dr P Kerry

4 stars

Submitted 21 Sep 2018

It was an excellent holiday that fell just short of 5 stars. The Canal du Midi return trip (about 2 hours altogether) was pleasant but a little underwhelming, involving a cruise along the canal including some of the suburbs of Carcassonne (i.e. perhaps not the most scenic one might have hoped for). Also the trip to the vineyard for a tasting and dinner (also on the last day) was not memorable (neither were the wines), although our local host and his team were very good. The meals included on the trip (apart from the superb breakfasts) were also not too special but the 'self catering' meals of local produce were wonderful as was our hotel in the old city of Carcassonne and the city itself!

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Mrs M Williams

3 stars

Submitted 10 Jun 2018

the hotel was super but the restaurant you picked for the meals out was VERY poor school meals would have been better Too long in Toulouse as was difficult to find things to do on a wet day NOT one of your better trips The guide was very good Pamela

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Carcassonne and Cathar Castles of France

A beautiful and captivating region of France


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