Medieval Citadel of Carcassonne
The Cité is full of restaurants and bars, but the more historical attractions are just around the corner. There is a torture museum which explains in rather gory detail how transgressors of civil or religious law were dealt with. There is also an old school which is very interesting as it teaches you how schools used to be - a real eye-opener for kids nowadays! If you're feeling brave, then take a trip to the Haunted House. It's a great experience but is really scary, even the children's programme, so be careful who you take in there.
There are often jousting exhibitions held in the ancient 'lices' (lists) which are great for all the family. If you are there over Christmas, then you might come across Santa riding on a donkey, giving out sweets and chocolate to the children! All in all, La Cité de Carcassonne is a reallygreat place to visit, you can learn so much and have tons of fun, no matter what your age!