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Any suggestions on how many days to spend in Carcasonne?

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Any suggestions on how many days to spend in Carcasonne?

I am a solo traveller and I love history. I am on my way to Seville from Paris and have a few days up my sleeve so plan to travel by train to Carcassone.

Would appreciate any advice on how long is a good amount of time to spend in Carcassone bearing in mind I will be needing to use public transport or walk - which I am happy to do.

Love your advice on must see/do.

Thanks in advance :)

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1. Re: Any suggestions on how many days to spend in Carcasonne?

Half a day has always been plenty for me.

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2. Re: Any suggestions on how many days to spend in Carcasonne?

We spent 2 nights there recently, and a full day to see the Cité was quite enough. It is historical and interesting, but really quite small.

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3. Re: Any suggestions on how many days to spend in Carcasonne?

Arrived to Carcassonne around 10 in the morning, left the next morning. The Cite is indeed small but I wanted to be there at night and it was a wise choice. Strolling around where there are no tourists and the cite is silent was priceless (mind you, it was March and it was cold so there werent many tourists during the day either).

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4. Re: Any suggestions on how many days to spend in Carcasonne?

no more than 2 days and one is plenty!

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5. Re: Any suggestions on how many days to spend in Carcasonne?

One full day at the most.

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6. Re: Any suggestions on how many days to spend in Carcasonne?

Read the Kate Mosse book Citadel (and take it with you) and you may stay longer

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7. Re: Any suggestions on how many days to spend in Carcasonne?

I agree with staying a night preferably in the Cité.

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8. Re: Any suggestions on how many days to spend in Carcasonne?

2 days would be sufficient, based on the fact you're using public transport. From there, consider the 1 euro bus or train south to quillan-axat and then the 1 euro bus to perpignan. From perpignan there is a fast train to barcelona. This way will take you through some terrific country and near the Cathar castles

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9. Re: Any suggestions on how many days to spend in Carcasonne?

2 nights. Full day for the Cite and if there are any tours that can take you to the cathar castles I'd go for one. Get there early the first day and then you have 2 full days.

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10. Re: Any suggestions on how many days to spend in Carcasonne?

May I ask where did you stay? I've been meaning to stay overnight in Carcassone for a while to enjoy it as you describe but would appreciate advise on a decent hotel in the citadel.