Le Fort Pouzols-Minervois is the ideal base to explore World Heritage Sites in the southwest of France. The former Cathar stronghold of Carcassonne is perhaps the best-known one. It was drastically ‘restored’ by the French architect Viollet Le Duc in the 19th century. The medieval citadel gets very packed in summer, but is an unmissable attraction in the region. It is officially recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Carcassonne is one of France’s top tourist attractions, with events – including medieval processions and light shows – taking place throughout the year. Full details are available at www.tourism-carcassonne.co.uk.
Spring and autumn stays at Le Fort Pouzols-Minervois are perfect to avoid the vast crowds that pack the medieval streets in Carcassonne in summer. But even the most synical of tourists can’t deny the charm of its historic setting, shops and terraces. Unmissable!
11 Rue du Fort11120 Pouzols-Minervois
Tel.: +44 (0)755 401 2533