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travel between montpellier and carcassone

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travel between montpellier and carcassone

we are flying into Paris in mid-October--staying for two nights-plan to train to Montpellier the next AM for tow nights--will rent a car in montpellier and drive to Carcassone for tow nights--eventually will take train from Montpellier back to CDG airport where we will spend the night before our return to USA--is this being too ambitious ? We are quite anxious to see this part of France having never been in Lanqueduc--thanks you for any info

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1. Re: travel between montpellier and carcassone

That´s a lot of traveling for less than a week in France. Carcassonne is really not that compelling of a destination and you are making a big effort to go there.

It´s not what I would recommend but it can be done. For best pricing, buy your train tickets as soon as you can and two day car rentals are quite expensive.

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2. Re: travel between montpellier and carcassone

Do you have an interest in visiting Roussillon? It's in the Lubéron and would b econsiderably out of the way for your return to Paris.

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3. Re: travel between montpellier and carcassone

Thank you for your reply--since we have been to Paris several times will not be doing much of the "touristy" spots--Lanquedoc area is one that we have not visited and feel Montpellier is a good spot to stay --we plan to make Carcassone a two night stay as well--is there anything else in this area that you would advise as well or in place of the spots I have mentioned? We very much like the French countryside and markets and just enjoy taking in the true French atmosphere in the little towns---thank you for your information.

anb502

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4. Re: travel between montpellier and carcassone

I think you have the wrong forum.

Le Bugue, France
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5. Re: travel between montpellier and carcassone

I really would not spend two nights in Carcassonne. A half day visit is nice, but given all the other things there are to see in the Languedoc, I wouldn't "waste" two nights in Carcassonne on such a very short trip.

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6. Re: travel between montpellier and carcassone

Diz : Roussillon in Luberon has nothing to do with "Languedoc-Roussillon". In this case Roussillon refers to the plain of Roussillon at the foot of the Pyrenees around Perpignan. This area is also called French Catalonia.

OP : if you have a car, you can visit the Cathar castles of Puilaurens, Peyrepertuse, Queribus, Minerve and the Minervois, Rennes-le-Chateau : www.audetourisme.com/fr/decouvrir/index.php

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7. Re: travel between montpellier and carcassone

Oops sorry, I meant Catullus and not Diz. Apologies to both.

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