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What to do if it's raining on Sunday!

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What to do if it's raining on Sunday!

We're off to Carcassonne this weekend. Saturday looks dry but Sunday looks like being very wet!

If we see La Cite on Saturday, what's left to do on Sunday if it's really wet. We aren't hiring a car by the way!

If we wait until Sunday to see the castle etc., is it still a good day out even if it's raining? Not sure if it's somewhere with a lot of indoor things to see and do!

If it's still good in the rain, then we could cycle along the canal etc on Saturday and save the castle until Sunday.

Afraid to take the risk though, by leaving the castle until Sunday and then not enjoying it and moaning that we should have done it on Saturday instead!!! Decisions, decisions!! :-)

Appreciate any advice!

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1. Re: What to do if it's raining on Sunday!

We were there last weekend with fab weather. Bear in mind Carcassonne is really very, very quiet this time of year on a Sunday. We drove off around beautiful surrounding countryside, but as with anywhere, sure it looks better in the sunshine... None of the restaurants in the bastide (new) town were open for dinner sunday night, so if you want to eat out on Sunday, either have lunch (hear the Cathar is really good for lunch), or try the cite. If not, the celt bar gave us a good dinner.

My suggestion if your not driving - do the food market & shop Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, do what we did, go to domaine O'vineyards in Villemoustaussou for a wine tour & 2hr tasting. €15 & 15 mins in a cab - highly recommended. Email Liz to book.

Then sunday, do the cite & castle. You might get a little wet, but bring wet weather gear. Most of the castle & ramparts tour ( recommended -do the audio tour) is inside or under cover. Have a long lunch & finish up in celt bar for a couple of pints. Did research of my own prior to leaving & don't believe you can hire bikes this early in season. We had a brief walk along the canal, but wouldn't be a highlight for me.. We loved our weekend though -hope you do too..

www.ovineyards.com

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2. Re: What to do if it's raining on Sunday!

Just remembered, I did see a banner advertising Caracassonne festival on Saturday - could be worth investigating... Celt bar showing all 6 nations games & usual paddies day festivities. If you at all like wine though, go to O'Vineyards - wouldn't miss it...

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