Subject: Carcassonne
Hi Ziners, I have a few questions to help plan our upcoming visit to France.

We will be staying in St. Victor la Coste for two weeks in August/September. It's 15 miles east of Uzes and about a 1/2 hour drive west of Avignon. We'd like to make a daytrip to Carcassonne which looks to be about 200 kilometres from Avignon. Can anyone help? Has anyone done this trip? Ideally, we'd set off early in the morning and stop in or around Carcassonne for lunch.

Do any Ziners have recommendations about what to see in Cathar country?

Also, can Ziners recommend any good books about markets in the Languedoc and/or western Provence regions? We like to plan our days around visiting local markets. Lucy, Toronto