Rule number one, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER go to Carcassonne during August on a week-end. What should have been a three hour drive took 6. Rule number two, don't go places that have millions of people smashed into a small area. Rule Three, Don't go when it is over 100 degrees. Other than that it was a great trip. There were too many people to get any good pics of center ville Carcassonne.