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Carcassonne Travel Guide, France

Carcassonne is one of the few towns in France that have defensive walls around them. It is part of Aude Department (where department in France is an administrative division like a district in English) of France. It is also the administrative division of Aude Department and was the part of Languedoc which was the former province in France. In this Carcassonne Travel Guide we will help you understand some of the facts related with this town so that your next trip to this town is easy going.

Carcassonne Travel Guide - Economy

River Aude divides Carcassonne into two different parts. One side is said to be the modernized form of Carcassonne while the other is of the historical form of this town. The historical side of Carcassonne excels in textile industry, rubber industry, and shoe making industry. Also, this region is famous for its AOC wine which has slowly become very famous in complete France.

Tourism industry is the backbone of Carcassonne’s economy and around 3 million tourists are said to visit this small but happening town every year. Most of the tourists hit this town so as to enjoy the boat tours to the famous Canal du Midi and also to visit various forts that are part of the historical section of Carcassonne.

Carcassonne Travel Guide - Transport Facilities

The town of Carcassonne has its own airport that connects the town to major cities like Paris, Charleroi, East Midlands, Liverpool, Stansted, Shannon, and Dublin. It was during 1990s when this airport started budget flights connecting major neighbors with Carcassonne so as to increase tourism and as of now has regular flights connecting these neighboring towns.

While you are into the town then you can always hire taxis or take your own rented cars as per your budget.

Carcassonne Travel Guide - Language Spoken

Although Carcassonne is part of France yet French isn’t the most famous language of this town. As of now the language being spoken by the larger chunk of Carcassonne locals is Occitan.

Carcassonne Travel Guide - Demographics

As per the latest census conducted in the year 2008 the population of Carcassonne was around 45500 inhabitants. The total area of stretch for Carcassonne is around 65 kilometer square which reflects that although the town is not too large in terms of area yet it is densely populated with its population density being around 700 inhabitants per kilometer square.

Hopefully this Carcassonne Travel Guide was of some help for you as a tourist.

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