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Address: 42 rue Barbes, 11000 Carcassonne, France
Phone Number: 33 0468 723 481
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a touch of romantic

As many Bastides in France good for nice strolls, in the shadow when it is hot, lovely market, heeps of possibilities to sit outside and enjoy a coffee or two, reading a book or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

As many Bastides in France good for nice strolls, in the shadow when it is hot, lovely market, heeps of possibilities to sit outside and enjoy a coffee or two, reading a book or mails ...

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

It is nothing special. In the brochures described as a "must" to see, but if you walk around you will find a more or less typical French city. It was far away from our expectations.

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Churchill, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Similar to many French/Spanish/Italian towns - if you've never been to a place like this before you'll find it interesting - otherwise its very similar to what you've probably seen before and not overly interesting in any way.

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Herentals, Antwerpen, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Visitors who would like to learn more about the Bastide Saint Louis have two options : The tourist office at Porte de Narbonne offers a guided walk covering both the Cité and the Bastide. The tour lasts two and half hour and given the limited number of participants reservations are highly recommended. The tourist office at rue de Verdun rents... More 

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Having left the rather commercialised medieval cite it is a pleasure to wander into the Bastide and find the real heart of the town. Lovely shops and boutiques and Place Carnot is a must if you want to sit in the sun with a cold drink and watch the world go by. Not to be missed is the market -... More 

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Norfolk, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

If visiting Carcassonne make sure you allow time to see the bastide. A 10min walk from the medieval city it is worth making the time. Lovely buildings and more cometitive pricing than La Cite.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

A pleasant but in no way particularly interesting French town. Certainly not worth a special trip to look at.

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Wakefield
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

During a 5 night stay in Carcassonne we walked into the Bastide on several occasions. It's a pleasant enough place without being overly exciting, having more a feel of a working town than a tourist destination. The town, however, does have a reasonable selection of restaurants with prices generally cheaper than in the Cite.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

You must take time out to visit La Bastide St Louis (Ville Basse). It lies in the valley below the walled city founded in the 14th-century. Today it is an impressive grid of 19th-century streets built around a central square (built on the profits from cloth and linen) with wide boulevards built over the foundations of the old town walls.... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Cafe's, restaurants and markets (Sat and Tues), surounded by quality shops and bars. Lots of live entertainment during the summer months and xmas market in december.

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