After many years of day trips and short stays in Carcassonne, we are treating ourselves to a fortnight this Summer. Self catering just outside La Cite walls.
At the moment we are trying to decide whether to hire a car (we usually drive down but think we might fly this year) and want to do this early enough to get good price if we do decide to.
We're happy that we can keep ourselves entertained in the area without a car, my only concern is shopping! It isn't the local produce etc as we will use market and local shops, but the bulkier stuff like wine, beer, drinks for the younger family members etc. I haven't paid any attention in the past to prices in the smaller supermarkets in la Bastide, and the one near the station, so just wondered if anyone knows if these places are similar in price to the hypermarkets, or if we will find that we spend lots more on groceries if we don't have access to a car (carrying shopping not a problem as there is 5-6 of us!)