Pont Marengo, Carcassonne

Pont Marengo, Carcassonne

The Pont Marengo (Marengo bridge) crosses the Canal du Midi and links Carcassonne to the local railway station. The lock is very busy and a favourite tourist attraction as the canal boats work their way along the canal. The plaque on the bridge dates the work to 1800 or as it also says year 8, measuring time in the new republic. The bridge is named after the Battle of Marengo at which Napoleon defeated the Austrians in 1800. A little way down from the bridge the railway line crosses the canal and here there is a small plaque and garden commemorating the maquisards who were executed here by the Nazis.

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Sight Map

Sight Name: Pont Marengo
Sight Location: Carcassonne, France
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: City Orientation Walk   Historic Sights of Carcassonne  

Walking Tours in Carcassonne, France

Create Your Own Walk in Carcassonne

Create Your Own Walk in Carcassonne

Creating your own self-guided walk in Carcassonne is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Historic Sights of Carcassonne

Historic Sights of Carcassonne

The rich history of Carcassonne has left marks on the appearance of the city. Important vestiges of the fortified walls which had the role to protect the town from invasions are kept until now, as well as valuable buildings and gardens that can all be discovered in this self-guided tour.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Perched atop a hill in Southern France's region of Languedoc, the town of Carcassonne is noted primarily for its medieval citadel, La Cité, surrounded with numerous watchtowers and double-walled fortifications. Another key local attraction is a 12th-century Château Comtal, situated within the Cité, replete with archaeological findings and inner ramparts. To explore these and other historic sights of Carcassonne, follow this orientation walk!

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Remarkable Sights of Carcassonne

Remarkable Sights of Carcassonne

Carcassonne is a very beautiful and interesting city, with many sights that highlight its rich history and culture. Each of them has its own meaning and evokes a certain period of time and certain events. Take this self-guided tour in order to feel a part of the history.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Religious Sites in Carcassonne

Religious Sites in Carcassonne

Carcassonne is remarkable for its impressive churches and cathedrals. The majority of them were built in Gothic Languedoc style and are noteworthy given their stained glass windows, large choirs and interesting architectural elements. Take this tour and discover them all.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Medieval City of Carcassonne Walking Tour

Medieval City of Carcassonne Walking Tour

The Medieval City of Carcassonne is a breathtaking place with a lot of interesting spots to appreciate. It offers some great museums, beautiful, sunny squares, shops and cafes, and especially noteworthy is its old, historic town atmosphere. Take this tour in order to discover its mysteries.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km