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Address: 42 rue Barbes | Marché ouvert des maraîchers, 11000 Carcassonne, France
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+33 4 68 72 34 81

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A nice town for a walk

We visited in January on a Saturday. It was a nice walk but quite similar to other French/Spanish towns. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit it again. Some reviewers describe it... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarah L

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited in January on a Saturday. It was a nice walk but quite similar to other French/Spanish towns. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit it again. Some reviewers describe it as 'bustling' but it certainly wasn't when I visited although this may have been because it was raining a little! Some dodgy and not well lit... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

The Bastide is the town of St Louis situated below the citadel, The Bastide was originally a fully walled town built on a grid pattern which you can still see today though the cross streets often have little cars speeding along them between the main boulevards of the city. The central Square is Place Carnot and during my visit there... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

The Bastide was built in the 13thC on a strictly rectangular plan laid out around the central square, Place Carnot. It pales by comparison with the near-by Cite but is worth a wander round if you have the time to spare.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

We went down here on both saturday and sudnay morning for as troll waht a difference - saturday bustling busy and so vibrant, sunday really really queit worth a walk if you want to get into the real part of town

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

We walk through town thanks to a tourist map from tourism info. There are some nice buildings and it's very quiet compare to the medieval town.

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Hangzhou, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

This was a charming area to walk around in during the day. Many shops and restaurants to check out if you haven't made any plans. There is even an alright art gallery that you can go to for free that takes about an hour or so to see.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016

A maze of narrow streets with shops, cafes and lovely old buildings to wander around many of which could do with some tlc.

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Cornwall, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2016

I am staying in the Bastide and I enjoy the markets and the meat and fish shops. Can be a bit dodgy at night though.

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Centreville, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2016

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 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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