Throughout the year, the people of Carcassonne and Audois take part in festivities and get-togethers around heritage, traditions, culture and sport. Let yourself be carried away by these exceptional events!

July 14 fireworks

The most incredible moment of the year in Carcassonne. It attracts almost a million people, and is considered one of the most beautiful in France.

Watching the July 14th fireworks from my gîte is a unique experience in an exceptional, intimate setting. You'll feel as if the fireworks are being fired just for you! This magical evening, with family or friends, will remain engraved in your memories forever.


The Carcassonne Festival

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

A unique festival with no equivalent in France, it offers nearly 100 shows during the month of July, over 70 of which are entirely free during the Festival OFF.

The program includes internationally renowned artists and up-and-coming French performers!

The Magic of Christmas

For the whole month of December, Carcassonne is the seat of Christmas magic, with torch-lit descents, children's rides, an ice rink and a host of shows for young and old alike.

Spartan 2024

After a colorful 2023 edition, the Spartan returns to Carcassonne in 2024 with Sprint (5km, 20 obstacles), Super (10km, 25 obstacles), Kids (4 to 15 years) and Hurricane Heat (4 and 12 hours) formats on the program.

Grand Raid des Cathares

Do you enjoy ultra-trail running in magnificent landscapes? The Grand Raid des Cathares is for you.

On the 2023 program:

  • Grand Raid des Cathares |161 Km 7,000 m D+ - Raid des Bogomiles
  • 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+