The French city of Carcassonne is split into two parts. It is most famous for its UNESCO World Heritage Site walled city, known as Cité de Carcassonne, which has a rich 2500 year history. Its 3km of walls and 52 towers have been used in Hollywood films, and are available for you to explore. The city also boasts the town centre, or ville basse, which contains the rest of the citys hotels, bars, restaurants and entertainment. Hiring a car in Carcassonne allows you to easily explore the many sites in this medieval city easily and quickly.