Coinciding with students returning to Hogwarts, we felt left out and wanted to visit our own “muggle” castle. The town of Carcassonne, in southern France, hosts an impressive fortified city featuring passageways and winding alleys. Cameras on!
✈️ From London
✈️ From Manchester
✈️ From East Midlands
Bonus: Old School
Set within an actual old school in Carcassonne’s Old City, this School Museum is an instant throwback to 1880. Visitors can learn about how school life was in France in each of the 5 rooms the museum has got, featuring vintage furniture and old school objects. Entry is 3€ for students and 3,50€ for the general public.