The Canal du Midi, France
The Carcassonne Festival is a major national (and even international) event. Every year, prestigious sites of historical significance and character become the stage for theater, circus, opera, dance and concerts adding a unique dimension to these top-quality performances.
Book a boat from Castelnaudary, Trebes, Homps or Narbonne and ensure there's enough time to get to Carcassonne on the day you would like to visit. Maybe there's a certain performance you'd like to see? Even if there isn't, the town is alive with street entertainers and festivities so it's still worth a visit to soak up the electric atmosphere.
Tickets are required for most performances - visit www.festivaldecarcassonne.fr for information and to book.