La Bastide Saint Louis, Carcassonne

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#8 of 12 in Historic Sites in Carcassonne
The gates of La Bastide Saint Louis were designed to protect the lower town. The military enclosure's walls were built in the 14th century, and four bastions were added at each corner of the town in the 16th century. Stop in the central square to see the Fountain of Neptune, which was added in 1770. Religious buildings, mansions, and gardens ring the square. Use our Carcassonne trip planning tool to visit La Bastide Saint Louis on your trip to Carcassonne, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • September 12, 2017
    It is the new city which was built at the foot of the medieval walled. Both are separated by a river. It's very interesting to go to the channel and the sluice located next to the train station.
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  • September 7, 2017
    The Bastide Saint Louis is the center of the lower town of Carcassonne. She looks rather "Pasty" at first sight, is not particularly pleasant at first glance but it is full of hidden and well hidden "treasures". To visit, you therefore must take a tour with a guide from the Tourist Office who will make you discover these treasures. As for the Saturday market, it is typical of those of the South of France with its local products (artisanal or farm)
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  • September 3, 2017
    The true taste of Carcassonne. Away from the bustle of tourists. Quiet atmosphere and pedestrian streets. Market of fruits and vegetables on Saturday.
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  • August 25, 2017
    Nice
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Although the picturesque La Cite is a tempting place to stay, consider the quieter and more affordable La Bastide Saint Louis down the hill. La Bastide provides easy access by foot to the walled La Cite for daily tours and peace and quiet after dark.
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