Step back in time with a guided tour of this well-preserved medieval city. It begins with a scenic drive to Carcassonne, home to one of the best-preserved citadels of its time. There are plenty of historical sights to point your camera at here, including a double row of ramparts, 52 time-worn towers and an old bascule bridge. Your guide will steer you through the cobbled streets until you reach the city’s showpiece – the 12th-century Count’s Castle. At more than 30 metres high, it’s absolutely huge, and offers up unspoiled views over the whole city. Once you’re inside, things to see include the castle’s western and southern wings, and a pretty courtyard. When you’ve finished looking around, there’ll be a stop for lunch, before you make your way back to the coach.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.