Carcassonne would have to be one of the most well preserved medieval cities in France. It’s a great place to step back in time and get a feel what it would have been like to live in the Middle Ages.
The fortress was restored in the 19th century and has remained in almost perfect condition since then.
It’s now a UNESCO World Heritage listed site and one of the most popular tourist destinations in France.
Carcassonne is well known for its Gothic cathedral but aside from that it’s just a great place to wander and do a little window shopping.
The walled city is easily visited as a day trip from Toulouse or Perpignan or you could see most of the sights in an afternoon if just passing through.