Best time to go to Carcassonne
Over in the south-west of France, the summers are short, warm and dry. For warmer weather, the period from June to September is a safe bet to visit Carcassonne. July has the hottest average temperature at 23˚C, climbing up to 29˚C at its peak. It does tend to get quite windy here, especially towards the end of the year. From December to February, temperatures drop to just below 10˚C. Although April is the wettest month, spring also marks the return of rising temperatures, jumping from 12 to 16˚C in time for May.
Passports and Visas
British citizens don’t need a visa to enter France but must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france/entry-requirements
Don't forget to arrange your travel money
before you go.
Health and safety
You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you’re away. It’s also a good idea to get a European Health Insurance Card – or EHIC – before leaving the UK. You'll get a new UK Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) instead of an EHIC. You can apply at www.gov.uk/european-health-insurance-card
. Visit www.nhs.uk/ehic
for full details on what it covers. You do not need to apply for a GHIC if you already have an EHIC. Your EHIC remains valid in the EU until it expires. An EHIC or GHIC is free of charge. You’ll need to have both this card and adequate travel insurance. Though it’s not a substitute for travel insurance, it entitles you to emergency medical treatment on the same terms as French nationals. It won’t, however, cover you for medical repatriation, ongoing medical treatment or non-urgent treatment. For the latest health and safety information, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/france/health