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The convention centre in Carcassonne is compact. Visitors to the famous walled city can find it at Hotel du Soleil le Terminus, which can host up to 250 people at once. Each year the city hosts Toques et Cloches, during which visitors get to explore the city's famous historic wine cellars.
Staying in a Carcassonne hotel means you can enjoy fresh cassoulet, which is a dish native to the area. Foie gras is also a local specialty, and is pervasive throughout the best restaurants. Venture outside the medieval walls to find lower prices and traditional boulangeries.
The most popular items in Carcassonne are antiques, wine, and books. Carcassonne hotels within the medieval walls are often within easy reach of an excellent wine shop. Finding rare vintages is easy here, so take one home to impress your friends. Be sure to visit Bastide Saint Louis for a variety of literature to suit all tastes.
Carcassonne's inner walls are worth a walk; they give you a sense of what it was like to stand in a medieval fortress. Once inside the city's walls, you have two opportunities a day to see medieval jousting. Barge trips are available down the Canal du Midi, allowing you to see the surrounding Languedoc countryside. Try to head to the city in July or August to witness a festival.
Carcassonne sport is usually spectacular and the city has twice been the starting and finishing point for the Tour de France. AS Carcassonne is the city's local Rugby League club.