To experience the different French cities and towns, we made an overnight stop in Carcassonne. Carcassonne is very quiet and known for its Medieval feel and Castle. I really did not know what to expect as I had never heard of the place before but the purpose of my travels has been to explore as much of Europe as I could so I was looking forward to it.
Since we arrived late on a Sunday evening there was not much to do except explore the castle at night. Inside the castle was like a little town. It was filled with candy stores and restaurants.
The castle provides a beautiful view of Carcassonne at night also.
Overall, Carcassonne is a great town if you are trying to escape the big city and crowd. It still has a medieval feel to it. It was a great slow down of pace for the tour. Since it is so quiet and old it is not a tourist destination so I was happy to experience this for a change. It really made me appreciate the different places that I have visited. I probably would have never looked into visiting it on my own since I tend to go for bigger cities. But hey don’t knock it until you try it!