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Address: 42 rue Barbes | Marché ouvert des maraîchers, 11000, Carcassonne, France
Phone Number: 33 0468 723 481
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It was a pleasant stroll

This area of the newer city is full of shops and restaurants and you can spend a pleasant half day meandering around the shops and we enjoyed a pleasant lunch sitting outside in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mike H
Chester, United Kingdom
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Chester, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This area of the newer city is full of shops and restaurants and you can spend a pleasant half day meandering around the shops and we enjoyed a pleasant lunch sitting outside in the main square watching the world go by.

Thank Mike H
Swansea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The new `old` town of Carcassonne La Bastide, is a complex of intersecting streets making it appear slightly maze-like. It`s narrow roads all trying their best to confuse you into making a wrong turn. So take your street map and after you`ve walked through it once or twice, you should find your way around. We spent a bit of time... More 

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Staffordshire England
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Not worth the car parking charge. Run down back streets. Main square ok but very busy. Some nice clothes shops but not much else. Why go here when the medieval city is over the river.

Thank deflepgirlie
Waukegan Illinois
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46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

The Carcassonne Bastides in France is good for nice stroll, there ia a food market on thursdays in the inner square.....there many little shops, cafes, out side food stops....you can walk for a coupe of hous and see all of this...

1 Thank Sal C
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28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

A lovely enclosed part of the town, lots of places to eat and shop. We arrived while a Spanish festival was on and were treated to a free concert while we had lunch. Well worth a trip if you are visiting La Cite in Carcassonne

Thank TracyHI
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Shops, restaurants, coffee shops, views of the Canal du Midi and La Cite. Everything for families and friends.

Thank Gerard R
Melbourne, Australia
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350 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 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 ...

Budapest, Hungary
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1,182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 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.

1 Thank 545medva
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.

1 Thank Bill W
Herentals, Antwerpen, Belgium
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158 reviews
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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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