Centrally located in Bastide Saint Louis, short walks to the Cite, train station in the north, and other points of interest in the new town, like Covered Market, Roux d'Alzonne Mansion, Jesuit Chapel and Secondary School, Seneschal's House, Cavailhes de Rolland Mansion, Murat Mansion, Montmorency Bstion, Jacobins Gate, St. Michael's Cathedra, St. Vincent's Church, Harbour on the Canal du Midi, Place Carnot, Notre-Dame Chapel, Old Bridge, Notre-Dame de l'Abbaye, De Pelletier du Claux Mansion, Montmorency House, and St. Gimer's Church.
La cité intérieure
La petite ville enfermée derrière ses antiques murailles a une double connotation de lieu clos : dans l'espace mais aussi dans le temps. Vieilles rues, vieilles maisons… les gravures sur bois d'Achille Rouquet, extraites de son ouvrage La Ville du passé et les dessins de Albert Robida tirés de La cité de Carcassonne s'attachent ainsi à la description d'un univers figé dans un intemporel autrefois.
Take a stroll in the riverside park
If you are at Pont Neuf or Pont Vieux, don't miss the little park along the river Aude, I've seen many bikers taking a senic ride along the river bank, and wish I can find a place to rent a bike too, we tried but the only place around the Cite, hotel Vieux only rent bikes in summer, we're told later on our way back to Brussels, that rental bikes are available around the train station.
For regional food
This is a restaurant where you can eat very good traditional regional food, served by a regional guy in a typical place!
The good :
The place attracted me immediately.... a wall with a mix of stones and wood, a fireplace, nice little tables and an old house atmosphere...The food was really good! And if you are really hundry... you will have enough to eat...I promise!!!
The bad :
What concerns the service, I was quite astonished...
The proprietary, a guy in th fifties with a grey beard take care of us...in a strange way! Allways very friendly, he tried to serve us as quick as possible! With a special humor, he was waiting impatiently for us to give our choices.... And took also our plates as soon as we were finished...with a cigaret in the mouth or in the hand... that was less nice ! I ate a vegetable soup an then a pork piece with mosterd....really good!
THE MEDIEVAL CITY
La Cite sits on the a plateau on the right side of the Aude river. The minute you step into the fortress you fell like you have been transported to another time. The is a small community of inhabitants that actually live inside the fortress for most of the year.