When you've had your fill of Carcassonne’s architecture, take a canal cruise, go cycling or sample the local wines.

Boat Tours

Several companies offer cruises along the Canal du Midi, providing a beautiful way to appreciate Carcassonne's architecture from afar while surrounded by gorgeous countryside. The 240km-long canal was awarded Unesco World Heritage Site status for being a marvel of engineering.

The main operators are Carcassonne Croisière and Le Cocagne. Standard cruises last around 1¼ hours, but there are longer trips available. All trips leave from the Port de Plaisance in the Ville Basse.