Living + Teaching in Carcassonne, France

Population: 47,634
Département: Aude

Medieval | Charming | UNESCO

 Carcassonne, France | Photo courtesy of Tasha Siedlecki

Carcassonne, France | Photo courtesy of Tasha Siedlecki

Where to Drink

Where to Eat


À Quatre Temps
2 Boulevard Barbès

Le Créneau
6 Place Saint-Jean

4 Place Carnot


e Celt
5 rue Antoine Armagnac

Where to Party + Dance

Best Spot to Grab a Coffee


ny café in Place Carnot

Le Petit Conti
16 rue de l'Aigle d'Or

Le Café de Nuit
1 Boulevard Omer Sarraut


Must-See | Must-Do

Museums to Visit


Musée de l'Inquisition
rue Saint-Jean

Musée des Beaux Arts de Carcassonne
15 Boulevard Camille Pelletan

  • The medieval citadel (a UNESCO world-heritage site!) 
  • Carcassonne Cathedral
  • asilica of Saints Nazarius + Celsus

Ideas for Day + Weekend Trips

  • Montpellier
  • Toulouse
  • Bordeaux

Pleasant Walks

Outdoor Activities

  • Pont Vieux
  • Along the banks of the Aude River

Housing Examples

  • 190€ per month living in the school residences (0€ after CAF allowance)

Worst Things About Carcassonne

Best Things About Carcassonne

  • The immense beauty and history of the city
  • Eating cassoulet (a flavorful, slow-cooked French casserole containing meat, pork skin, and white beans)
  • Not much going on in terms of going out at night + on the  weekends

Pro-Tips from Past + Current Teaching Assistants

  • Carcassonne is located in a very sunny and beautiful region of France.
  • Take advantage of each moment here because the time passes rather quickly.


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Neighboring City Guides

  • Castelnaudary

  • Lunel

  • Montpellier

  • Pézenas

  • Toulouse