From Millau to Carcassonne — South of France

With a couple of days to spare in the South of France we took it upon ourselves to do a little exploring. We hired a car (we wish we had gone for an automatic and maybe upgraded to something more powerful - our tiny Fiat 500 struggled a little on some of the hills but we made it!) and made a pilgrimage to see the world’s tallest bridge, the Millau Viaduct — you can see our visit over here.

Following on from Millau we went to Carcassonne and we just loved the drive - hairpin bends up mountainsides and through tiny little villages (including Roquefort which is sooooo much smaller than you might imagine!) and we were really pleased to see France passing by our car windows.

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Around four hours later we arrived at Cité de Carcassonne, the medieval citadel at Carcassonne.

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At the time we visited there was an anamorphic art installation by Felice Varini covering the medieval fortress.

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The route we took really annoyed our Google Maps because we chose the one that doesn’t make sense to a computer - it took us double the time but we saw much more than just motorway and that’s sort of the point of adventuring right?!