The year is marked by a number of major events in Carcassonne. These are occasions for the people of Carcassonne and Audois to get together, celebrate and share their heritage, traditions, culture and sports. Discover these exceptional events during your stay!

July 14 fireworks

You've all heard of Carcassonne's July 14th fireworks display, which attracts more than a million people a year and sets the medieval city ablaze, and is one of the finest fireworks displays in France.

Staying in my gîte during the week of July 14th is to experience a unique moment in an exceptional, intimate setting. You'll feel as if the fireworks are being fired just for you! This magical evening will remain etched in the memories of young and old alike.


The Carcassonne Festival

Every summer, the Carcassonne Festival attracts over 200,000 spectators from all over France and abroad.

This exceptional festival, unrivalled in France, offers nearly 100 performances during the month of July, over 70 of which are entirely free as part of the OFF Festival.

The program features world-renowned artists as well as up-and-coming French performers!

The Magic of Christmas

Carcassonne comes alive all December long with the arrival of Christmas: with torchlight descents, children's rides, an ice rink and a variety of shows, young and old alike will be immersed in a magical world

Spartan 2024

On the sporting front, the Spartan Race returns to Carcassonne in 2024 with various formats: Sprint (5 km, 20 obstacles), Super (10 km, 25 obstacles), Kids (4 to 15 years) and Hurricane Heat (4 to 12 hours)

Grand Raid des Cathares

If you're an ultra-trail enthusiast with a taste for magnificent scenery, the Grand Raid des Cathares is designed especially for you.

- Grand Raid des Cathares |161 Km 7,000 m D+ (over 10,000 ft)
- Raid des Bogomiles |101 Km 4 300 m D+ (4,300 m D+)
- Trail des Patarins |25 Km 600 m D+ (600 m gradient)
- Trail nocturne du château comtal |12 Km 250 m D+ (250 m gradient)
- Trail des Hérétiques |65 Km 2 100 m D+ (65 Km 2,100 m D+)
- Trail of the Doves |41 Km 1 300 m D+