In June I'll be doing a 6.5h drive from Paris to Carcassone in a day. I have two questions.
(1) Are there any great "rustic and traditional" places along the way? (about midway,2h-4h in, would be nice)? (i.e. not fancy Michelin food, we're already doing Arpege and Ambroisie in Paris, and need some contrast).
(2) Are there any recommended activities along the way that can be done in 3-4h? (We can reach Carcassone by nightfall, so we have a fairly wide berth if there are some great activities to do in the middle of the journey)