Car Hire Carcassonne Train Station
Address & Contact DetailsGuichet Sncf, Gare Sncf, Carcassonne, 11000. Tel: +33468259288
|Monday||09:00 - 09:30|
|Tuesday||09:30 - 10:00|
|Thursday||09:30 - 10:00|
|Friday||09:30 - 10:00|
Find your perfect car hire at Carcassonne Train StationCarcassonne is a town in the south of France with plenty of historic charm. Collect your Avis car hire from Carcassonne Train Station and you can easily explore the fascinating sights of the south of France.
Plan your journey from Carcassonne Train StationThe Old Town of Carcassonne lies around 2km from the train station, so it’s easy to make your way to your hotel and all the attractions of the town in your Avis car hire.
The main draw here is the Cité de Carcassonne, a ringed fortress around the town that was built as a defence around 2,000 years ago. This historical sight has a fairytale feel with 52 towers capped with ‘witches hat’ roofs. Find your way into the citadel at the main gateway of Porte Narbonnaise and you’ll be transported to a world of cobbled alleyways and lanes that are dotted with independent shops, restaurants and cafes.
To truly bring Carcassonne’s history to life, there’s nothing better than witnessing a live jousting match. These happen twice-daily and are an impressive display of horseback swordsmanship that children will enjoy.
For high-quality dining outside of the citadel, head straight to Bloc G, which serves up simple, contemporary French fare. Be sure to order one of the tarte salées for a light but authentically French lunch. And for a sweet treat, don’t miss Boulangerie L’ancestrale, which is famed for its picture perfect tartlets and éclairs.
Beyond Carcassonne Train StationLooking beyond Carcassonne, there are many culturally rich areas of the south of France that can be easily accessed with a car rental.
For those interested in religious history or simply astounding architecture, Albi is a must-visit destination in France. The city’s Sainte-Cécile cathedral is the largest brick building in the world and has recently been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site. Also visit the Berbie Palace, a well-preserved 13th century palace that has spectacular gardens and a great view over the river Tam. Albi is just over a 90-minute drive from Carcassonne.
Just over an hour away by car, Toulouse is a place for arts-lovers. Visit the Musée George Labit for Asian arts and antiquities from ancient Egypt, and Les Abbattoirs for modern art. Locals are also fiercely proud of their Rugby team and you shouldn’t leave before catching a live match at the Stade Toulousain. For local cuisine, order cassoulet, a stew made from white beans and duck that can be found in most local eateries.
With your Avis hire car, these treasures of the south of France are yours to be discovered.