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Private Tour: Carcassonne Day Trip from Toulouse Including Michelin-Star Lunch and Wine Tasting

Price USD$216.87


Private Tour: Carcassonne Day Trip from Toulouse Including Michelin-Star Lunch and Wine Tasting
Discover the treasures of the fascinating historic city of Carcassonne on this private day trip from Toulouse. With a passionate local guide, tour Carcassonne\'s UNESCO World Heritage-listed medieval fortress and visit the four cliff-top Châteaux de Lastours. Enjoy a gourmet French lunch at a Michelin-rated restaurant and finish with wine tastings and vineyard tours at two esteemed local wineries.

Meet your private guide near Place du Président Wilson in Toulouse in the morning. Board a minivan and sit back as you travel an hour southeast to the fortified town of Carcassonne.
Take a tour of Carcassonne to learn about its fascinating history, from Roman times through to the medieval period. Today, the Cité de Carcassone, the restored medieval fortress, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Note the remarkable preservation of the massive defenses encircling the castle, the surrounding buildings, the city streets and Gothic-era Carcassonne Cathedral.
Continue driving to the nearby Châteaux de Lastours, four Cathar castles built on a rocky spur in the valley of the River Orbeil. Learn about their use as a fortification in the Cabardès region of Cathar Country (Pays Cathare).

Next, it’s time to treat your taste buds to a gourmet French meal! Head to Bergerie Aragon, a restaurant awarded one Michelin star, for a wonderful 4-course lunch with your fellow travelers (sample menu below).
Follow your lunch with wine tastings at Domaine de Cabrol and Domaine Cazaban. At each winery, you\'ll be greeted by the owners for a tour of the vineyards. Learn about the traditional winemaking process in the Midi-Pyrénées region and taste and compare some of the wineries’ esteemed Cabardès wines.
Head back to Toulouse in the evening to conclude your full-day tour.
Sample Menu
First course (choose one)Rabbit terrineDuo of cream and asparagus from Pays Cathare
Second course (choose one)Fillet of cod with prawns and mashed Bintjes potatoes, Tandoori styleFillet of pike marinated in red wine, with scrambled eggs and fennelSeared turbot with vegetable minestrone (7 euro supplement)
Third course (choose one)Beef fillet with chard and lardons in a red wine reduction, crusted with nutsLamb from Pays Cathare with carrots, garden peas and Sechuan pepperPigeon breast and leg served with couscous and freshly smoked vegetables (7 euro supplement)
Fourth course (choose one)Cheese boardVanilla and raspberry sphereLemon meringue tart

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Discover the treasures of the fascinating historic city of Carcassonne on this private day trip from Toulouse. With a passionate local guide, tour Carcassonne\'s UNESCO World Heritage-listed medieval fortress and visit the four cliff-top Châteaux de Lastours. Enjoy a gourmet French lunch at a Michelin-rated restaurant and finish with wine tastings and vineyard tours at two esteemed local wineries.