Private Sightseeing Tour to Carcassonne, and then Lastours, and Albi.
Have you heard of Carcassonne? This city was famous for its role in the Albigensian Crusades. A stronghold of the Cathars, this city is a medieval fortress.In addition, its construction is a concentric design of two outer walls with defensive towers. It was certainly built to withstand an attack by siege engines. Tour to Carcassonne, this fabulous UNESCO world heritage site will take you back to the Middle Ages;back to the era of pilgrims, for example – and Templar knights, and crusaders.
Lastours is a former Cathar stronghold. Four small castles built within a very close proximity. Their history, on the other hand – is a testament to the terrible fate the Cathar people suffered. They were first ruthlessly persecuted through the Albigensian crusades – and then completely exterminated through the inquisition.
Albi: The “Red City” is where you can visit the famous Toulouse-Lautrec museum. After exterminating the Cathars, the Catholic church subsequently built the largest red-brick cathedral in the world.
The Tour to Carcassonne and Albi lasts about 8 hours.
I appreciate and respect what English-speaking tourists are looking for in France – and can share this with you! In other words, with me as your private driver-guide you can relax, enjoying easy and clear communication.
To clarify – I’ll happily be your personal interpreter and translator when needed.
With over 29 years’ experience driving in France, I provide safe transport and historical commentary with personal anecdotes about life in France as an American expatriate. My objective is to help you to maximize your time spent here in France – so that you will most comfortably enjoy all the beauty and history – that you return home filled with spectacular memories of a marvelous adventure.
Please feel free to Contact me with any questions you may have.