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“Place to eat.”

La Bastide Saint Louis
Ranked #19 of 71 things to do in Carcassonne
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Pau, France
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42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Place to eat.”
Reviewed 30 September 2013

If you want to eat somewhere with an atmosphere and as an alternative to the medieval city, the bastille is ideal.

Visited September 2013
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Clayton Ontario
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

We enjoyed wandering the Bastide. There is great shopping, eating and sightseeing to be found all through this old city. The weekly market is held in the centre. Tuesday and Thursday are fruit and veg etc, Saturday is food and mixed items. As with most European markets you can buy anything a household might need, clothes, small appliances, toiletries, electronic gadgets, you name it and it is for sale. There are some excellent bakeries as well as two grocery stores in this old city. Churches and museums (small ones) abound, mostly free or by donation. A great place to meet up with a group and plan your next excursion.

Visited August 2013
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Great for wandering and great little finds”
Reviewed 31 August 2013

Easy to get around due to the grid system. There are lovely little boutique shops as well as more 'high street' type shops and jewellers on the main shopping street. There's a few smaller churches, all with stunning stained glass, and do check out the jardin (in one of the corners) of cypress and olive trees.

Visited August 2013
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43 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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“The real heart of Carcassonne”
Reviewed 4 August 2013

The Bastide grew up as the lower town, below the upper medieval city of the castle. However, it is the true centre of Carcassonne, a real habited town, unlike the medieval city today. It still has an ancient feel, with ancient narrow streets in a grid pattern. There are also no modern buildings. I don't know about at other times, bit when I was there before Christmas, there were several wonderful food markets where the tastiest morsels and specialities could be picked up. There are also plenty of places to eat out and little shops, with one or two picturesque squares. The squares had a wonderful Christmas atmosphere when I was there, with a pretty ice rink at one of them. It is all one would want from the typical French town we have in our minds.

Visited December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“The other city”
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Lots of little boutiques and cafes and restaurants. Get a guide from the tourist info place (near PLace Carnot and post office). Shuttle train runs between Bastide and cite in the summer. Station on mainline Toulouse/Narbonne 5 mins from the centre. Lots of interesting architecture and good for photography. Some of it is quaintly crumbling and mind the occasional dog poo. Has a few small supermarkets for picking up groceries. Nice central Place Carnot for cafes and restaurants. Boutiques can be expensive for high fashion but also loads of french high st brands. Also the most hair dressers and beauty and lingerie shops I've ever seen in one small town. Parking free after 6pm till 9am and parts of lunchtime and weekends. Do check.

Visited July 2013
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