Carcassonne Airport or Salvaza Airport as it is sometimes known locally, serves the Languedoc region in the south of France. On average, 360,000 passengers pass through the airport every year. With car hire at Carcassonne Airport, it is an easy 3 km drive to the city and an excellent way of exploring this delightful region. The car hire offices are situated just outside the terminal building. Flights arrive here from the UK and Ireland as well as some cities in Europe.
Carcassonne Airport is very small and simple with just one terminal, on two levels. There is a central information point for all your enquiries and a tourist information office to help you get the most out of your stay in Carcassonne. A VIP lounge is available, if you wish to relax in comfort before your flight with some light refreshments. There is a currency exchange service with an ATM if you need extra Euros and there are meeting rooms and Wi-Fi access. The airport has its own convenience store and newsagents Delices et des Ailes for last minute items and local products. If you need something to eat, there is a snack bar on the ground floor or for something more substantial, try local specialities at Restaurant Salvaza, on the first floor. If you need to stay near the airport, the Air Motel Salvaza is directly opposite.
The unique city of Carcassonne is perched on the banks of the River Aude and divided into two sections. The Ville Basse is the low city, where there are hotels, services and a few attractions. The main attraction is the beautiful Cite de Carcassonne, a large sprawling castle with a drawbridge and 52 towers. It is a UNESCO world heritage site with medieval heritage. The city is surrounded by 2 ancient walls that also house the Basilica and a Lapidary Museum. You can see medieval jousting displays at the castle too. For something totally different, you can visit the city’s Torture Museum. Out and about in the Languedoc region with car hire in Carcassonne, there is much to see in this incredible area. You can explore the hills and villages of Minerve or visit the red renaissance city of Toulouse. Take a look around the pretty Canal de Midi or take a relaxing barge trip down the canal, for a unique experience.