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Address: 42 rue Barbes, 11000 Carcassonne, France
Phone Number: 33 0468 723 481

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Pleasant but don't make a special trip

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Bristol
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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212 reviews 212 reviews
119 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Ipstones, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Well worth a walk down from the Citadel for both the narrow streets, great churches and the excellent, and cheaper, restaurants.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We spent an enjoyable couple of hours following Kate Mosse's Citadel walk. It was very moving to see the statue of the angel that was rescued in the second world war and also the calvary garden. If you're staying in the cite then it's a must to come down here and view the cite lit up at night, but also... More 

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Edinburgh Scotland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The old cite of Carcassonne is lovely, if a bit Disney. For a complete contrast, head down the hill to the Bastide, the planned town built later. It is a 'real' town where people actually live and work (apparently, only 60 people now live within the walls of the old cite up on the hill). This is where you need... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Walk down from the cite and into the shopping area. Plenty of places to eat and drink and to generally soak up the atmosphere. Walk down to the Canal du Midi, great place to watch the people who have just rented their boat negotiate the lock!

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