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Le Saint Jean

1, place Saint Jean | La Cité, 11000 Carcassonne, France
04 68 47 42 43
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Ranked #86 of 254 restaurants in Carcassonne
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We enjoyed dinner at this restaurant on a very nice summer evening, with the sun still shining. It is situated in a quieter corner of the walled city in a square that nevertheless has plenty of people passing by and we sat outside on the terrace. The view of the moat and ramparts was special. The service was good, if... More

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Chippenham
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We go here each time we visit Carcassonne and have never been disappointed. The cassoulet is superb and the ile flotante divine. It doesn't get any more french than that for me. The restaurant is in a superb location on a rise overlooking what I imagine would have been an internal moat. On a sunny day the outside tables are... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We arrived at 8.00pm it was 9.30 when we got our starters one of which was wrong but we took it we were so hungry. The cassoulet was poor.The gambas was prawns not gambas. The only plus was the waitress tried to improve things and the wine was good. The bill was wrong trying to charge for an extra person..... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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158 reviews 158 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Being an avid reader of the travel publication Wanderlust, I was pleased to see they did a feature on Carcassonne a few months before we were due to travel. I made a note of the restaurant they recommended. Just by luck we came across the Saint Jean as we explored many of the small streets. It was wonderful for a... More

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Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We came into town to have a nice dinner with a view of the fortress. After we were seated, the server brought over our menus and the wine list and was generally attentive. Our wine arrived shortly after we ordered it, and this was the last good thing that happened at the restaurant. Our appetizer took 45 minutes, then we... More

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Orlando, Florida
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105 reviews 105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

There are plenty of restaurants in the Cite Medievale, and this one stands out. It is a bit hard to find as you have to go down a small street, round a corner before it opens into a small plaza. Le Saint Jean is on the far side. If you sit outside you have a fantastic view of the old... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We wanted to try the Cassoulet which turned out to be hearty and warm. While we found the service a little bit rude, the food made up for it.

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Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Two of us set out for an enjoyable dinner and this restaurant looked a good prospect. We chose a table and waited for menus and a wine list to appear. Alarm bells should have rung at this stage but we were patient and eventually a waiter appeared. Our order was eventually taken but the service of our courses and wine... More

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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This restaurant is inside the picturesque walled city of Carcassonne so it has a lot going for it to start with. We lunched here and had a decent enough meal. However, the service was slow and some of the staff did not look that interested in speeding up. This was inexcusable as there are plenty of other restaurants close by.... More

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Meilen, Switzerland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Recommended by our hotel. Best cassoulet I have ever tasted. Very charming waiting staff with good english. Only marred by noisy witless Daily Mail reading Brits that seem to throng the city.

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