Carcassonne

Carcassonne is a magnificent fortified castle and town. It owes its division into two separate "towns" -the Cité and the Ville Basse to the wars against the Cathars. From a distance it's the epitome of the fairy-tale medieval town. It was added to the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1997, and is only a 90 minute drive from Chateau La Tour Apollinaire.