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Nice contract to medieval cite

Nice area to walk round if you stick to main streets and the central square. Lovely gardens by the... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2018
fabatfiftyCambs
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
The Auld Toon in The New Toon

The antiquities are mostly in the Cite of Carcassonne up the hill but the Bastide is the old new... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2018
FairCityFrasie
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Perth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great walk around the old town of Carcassonne. Stop at the tourist information spot and get your little map outlining what the sites are. Nice afternoon meander.

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Reviewed August 18, 2018

Nice area to walk round if you stick to main streets and the central square. Lovely gardens by the canal (near the station) and near the old bring. There is a very pretty street decorated with colourful umbrellas which has some of the nicer shops...More

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Reviewed August 1, 2018

The antiquities are mostly in the Cite of Carcassonne up the hill but the Bastide is the old new town where the shopping/commercial district is located. Narrow streets, little squares and cobbles abound but there is little of touristic appeal. My principal memory is of...More

Thank FairCityFrasie
Reviewed June 23, 2018

The "new"city of Carcassonne is quite interesting and worth strolling around. There are little alleys with cobbled streets everywhere and the red marble is visible in lots of the little courtyards. Some interesting shops to visit as well and loads of restaurants to choose from.

1  Thank TravelFanaticDD
Reviewed November 9, 2017

By North American standards, a city dating to the 12th century is definitely not “new” but such is the case here in Carcassonne, where the older city is even older than that! We walked in or through La Bastide almost every day of our two-week...More

1  Thank krp329
Reviewed October 24, 2017

We were staying just off the central square, Place Carnot, for a five day/four night trip to Carcassonne and enjoyed wandering the streets of the new town, La Bastide, when we weren't up the hill at the medieval city. There are lots of shops to...More

1  Thank JohnBoyHx
Reviewed July 9, 2017

We walked here several times. On Saturdays they have a food market at Place Carnot and a clothing market in another square. The used clothing market was a free for all. There are lots of nice looking shops in the area as well as Restaurants,...More

1  Thank Cynthia A
Reviewed April 16, 2017

I could never tire of La Bastide St Louis. There is so much character and history in such a concentrated area. The grid layout of the Bastid is great to help you navigate around and around each corner there seems to be something new to...More

2  Thank MRB01
Reviewed January 30, 2017

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...More

1  Thank SarahL6597
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...More

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