Our tips to refresh you

The Tourist Office gives you refreshing ideas on how to better appreciate your visit to Carcassonne and its surroundings when the heat wave has set in! Enjoying Carcassonne when the thermometer reads 25 ° C or more, so it's possible! The proof here ... We give you here our best addresses for swimming in Carcassonne, visiting sites and museums in places that keep cool, and find shady places that are worth the detour!


GO TO CARCASSONNE BEACH ...

Do you know the Cavayère Lake? Located a few minutes drive from the Medieval City of Carcassonne, it's THE most REFRESHING place in the city! It has 2 beaches including one where swimming is autrorized and supervised ... Perfect when it is hot! In addition, the sand is fine and super pleasant to put your towel on and sunbathe ... But that's not all: coming to La Cavayère lake also means enjoying many aquatic activities such as pedal boats or paddle boards. , the water ski lift or the aquaviva park ... not to mention the super zip line of the tree climbing park which will allow you to touch the water with your hand while crossing the lake! You can also simply stroll around the lake and discover a lot of things thanks to the Carcassonne interactive application: shaded walk guaranteed!

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THE MEDIEVAL CITY IN THE FRESH ...

Today it is 30 ° C but you are in Carcassonne and out of the question to leave here without having seen the famous Medieval City! Too hot for a guided tour, so how can you visit the Cité without being in direct sunlight? First, opt for the guided tour of the little train! Comfortably installed in one of the wagons, you will discover the exterior of the Medieval City of Carcassonne in the shade and with the added bonus of the wind on your cheeks! Second, we advise you to cool off in the city's museums, monuments and exhibition halls.

 

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AND WHY NOT AN ESCAPE GAME?

Spend a cool time while having fun in Carcassonnne? It is possible, and we prove it to you with escape games made in Carcassonne where freshness rhymes with happiness! Indoors or outdoors, these games will be an opportunity for you to escape the heat while having fun with family or friends.

 

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IN THE SHADOW IN THE BASTIDE SAINT-LOUIS

In recent days, the mercury has climbed in the streets of the Bastide Saint-Louis in Carcassonne. But where is the freshness hiding? In the city center in summer, finding cool and cool places is one of your leitmotivs. From the outset, you tell yourself that the old stones are surely oases of freshness. And you are not wrong! To start, head for Saint-Michel cathedral and Saint-Vincent church. These two places will offer you a real breath of fresh air: inside the two buildings, the temperatures drop quickly. Then, walk through the pedestrian streets of the city center and enjoy the shade of the umbrellas! Don't forget to take a "holiday memories" selfie in the colorful alleys of the Bastide Saint-Louis! Then go to Place Carnot, sheltered from the parasols of the taverns, to enjoy a good cold drink. End with a visit to the Museum of Fine Arts and a walk around the Gambetta square where the plane trees will shade you ...!

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TO LAZE UNDER TREES AND ON WATER

Even though we almost all love the sun and the heat (especially when we're on vacation), we still need a little cooler. So how do you cool off in Carcassonne when you're too hot? We give you an idea: take a stroll along the water! Let yourself be tempted by a cruise on the Canal du Midi ... You will benefit from a very pleasant cool wind and as a bonus, you will have the luxury of taking your time and really watching the landscape slowly scrolling around you. 100% exotic experience guaranteed! And for captains at heart, know that you can also rent a boat to navigate by yourself!

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