Carcassonne Adventure - In search of The Holy Grail
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About the event
With its ancient beauty and air of intrigue, Carcassonne in France has long inspired writers and travelers from around the world. Spend a weekend exploring this medieval city, drinking French wine and following in the footsteps of the seekers of the Holy Grail.
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The medieval city of Carcassonne, a hilltop town in southern France’s Languedoc area, is famous for its medieval citadel, La Cité, with numerous watchtowers and double-walled fortifications.
Notre-Dame de Marseille (near Limoux): guided tour of this mysterious 14th century pilgrimage chapel with its Black Madonna; you can try to put your hands in the "miraculous spring"! the water is said to cure skin and eyes diseases, and it's said that miracles happened (with a lot of imagination, haha, but this is good fun!).
Alet-Les-Bains, village, and abbey: guided tour of the village and the ruined, romantic abbey, a gem! medieval village, House of Nostradamus, 17th-century bridge, medieval abbey made with local pink sandstone, amazing colours.
Traditional French lunch in Alet-Les-Bains, next door to the abbey, in Hostellerie de l'Evêché,which is actually the former bishop's palace.
Father Saunière's domain in Rennes-le-Chateau- guided tour of his domain, the former presbytery, Magdala tower, Belvedere, and of course the peculiar church with the Masonic decorations and hidden messages!
Wine tasting at Sieur d'Arques - immerse yourself in the history of the world's first sparkling wine called Blanquette. It's quite likely the ancestor of Champagne, as it is the 1st sparkling wine in France, mentioned in 1531, well before Champagne! guided tour of the caves, then wine tasting.
-1 night in Toulouse with breakfast (2-star hotel)
-2 nights in Carcassonne with breakfast (2-star hotel)
-transportation (return train to Carcassonne from Toulouse, minibus on Saturday)
-guided tour of Carcassonne
-guided tour of Notre-Dame de Marceille, Alet-les-Bains and Rennes-le-Chateau
-3 course lunch in Hostellerie de l'Evêché ( Alet-les-Bains)
-wine tasting at Sieur d'Arques
flights, food&drinks ( with an exception of daily breakfast and lunch on Saturday)
Early Bird £349 ( if paid in full by the January 15th)
Sleepy Bird £379 ( if paid in full by the end of February)
Lazy Bird £399 ( if paid in full from March onwards)
Once the deposit of £100 + PayPal fees have been paid, you can transfer the remainder at your convenience but no later than till the end of February.
If it`s more convenient for you, we also accept bank transfers. Our bank details are:
Kat`s Adventures Limited
account number: 41764527
sort code: 40-09-25
25th of April, Ryanair, London Heathrow-Toulouse, 07:15-10:05;
28th of April, Ryanair, Toulouse-London Heathrow, 22:05-23:00;
Current price: £60
Please note that unless the trip is cancelled the payments are non-refundable as the costs need to be paid in advance. However, you may be able to sell your place to your friends or other group members.
- Early Bird-Full Price£361£3610£0
- Early Bird-Remainder£257.70£257.700£0