What a huge disapointment to find what a dump Carcassonne is. I have been to various destination in France and love the Country deeply. Cacassonne has so much to offer, underneath the dirt and the grime. Le Cite is such a spectacular and magical place to visit but all we could see was the total unkept condition of the whole place. We stayed at the Bristol 3* ! No better than a cheap seaside B&B in the late 60's, a tired (not dirty) poor quality establishment, the staff were lovely though.
Back to Carcassone, the canal side was tatty and realy unkept, the grass ( or the meadow ) at the side of the canal, had just been mown, or the crop that was previously there, had just been harvested. Stalkes of the crop were left strewn across the area, this was the same at the casle and along the river aud. The pavements an roads are just a crumbling mess, EVERY WHERE ! The main avenue , or walkway from the hotel tothemain square was the exception, it was paved in buitifull stone, yes you've guessed it, It was filthy dirty and I cannot see that it had been cleaned EVER. The buildings were of great quality and lovely archtecture, but unkept, unpainted uncared for
unloved and the old bridge what a mess they have made of it ! Do not cross this bridge of a night, very strange shadowy figures lurk there. Food ? poor and very expensive along with the drinks £3-50 fo a 25cl orangina anywhere or any soft drink. £12 for pizza that looked like a 12 yo 1st attempt at makeing one.
Shame on the town officials for not looking after your town and your tressures, and shame on the residents for not haveing any pride in your town.
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