Carcassonne Festival - 22nd June to 5th August 2012

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Every year from the end of June to August, Carcassonne hosts one of France's largest festivals.

This year there are nearly 120 shows on offer, more than 80 of which are free, including opera, dance, theatre, classical music, French and international popular music, and modern music. Prestigious artists will perform on 10 stages, including the Roman amphitheatre of the medieval Cité (a UNESCO World Heritage site).

Every year on the 14th July (Bastille Day), the Cité is set ablaze and a stunning fireworks display finishes the spectacle. This free event has achieved worldwide fame and is well worth a visit.

The full program and information on tickets can be found here