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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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Square in the Bastide area of Carcassonne

As we were staying in the Bastide area of Carcassonne, we enjoyed walking around the narrows street and came upon this main square where local children were playing and a carousel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Centreville, Virginia

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Centreville, Virginia
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709 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 634 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we were staying in the Bastide area of Carcassonne, we enjoyed walking around the narrows street and came upon this main square where local children were playing and a carousel was running. The tourist office has an informative brochure and map that outlines walking routes through the Bastide area of the city. The map was an invaluable help in... More 

Thank KLE2013
Chester, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

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 October 27, 2015

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 

Thank Paul D
Staffordshire England
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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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64 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

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 10 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
17 attraction reviews
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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354 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 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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1,196 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 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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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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

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