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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Castle
“The astounding walls of Carcassonne’s citadel are an architectural wonder and draw visitors to the city from far and wide. After discovering every niche, passageway and parapet you can navigate the streets of the hilltop settlement or venture into the less touristy Lower City for lunch or a shopping trip. The ideal time to come is early, before the tourist hordes and lunch time.”
  • 108 locals recommend
Zoo
“The biggest Safari Park in Europe and an excellent day out for all the family. Take a picnic if you want or eat there.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Historic Site
“World famous UNESCO heritage citadel. Featured in many films and with fully working town within the walls. Many good restaurants and cafes. Live music in summer”
  • 126 locals recommend
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River
“The lovely canal du midi - great for walking, riding a bike or just having lunch”
  • 101 locals recommend
Lake
“This lake is perfect for families with children as there is also a climbing parc.”
  • 76 locals recommend
Place to eat
“This is a great place to visit and have lunch! Highly recommend and the restaurant is great Book ahead! Only a 20 min drive ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Landmark
“The castle of Peyrepertuse is possibly the most fascinating of the Cathars castles. Up on the mountain, you have an incredible view.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Clothing Store
“The largest Zara in Europe is here. You could spend a whole day here shopping, having lunch on the top terraces, Love the tapas bar!. You can also go bowling if you fancy! Sushi restaurants, American diners and lots of French shops.”
  • 43 locals recommend
City
“The closest beach to Maisonnarbonne - we don’t care for Narbonne plage but Gruissan is fine for a day but check to see if it is windy and do not go if it is! Big wide long sandy beach. Eat at Paparazzo or stay at Lea Cabine with sun loungers and good food ”
  • 39 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“all you can eat buffet with really great food. Desserts to die for too and a great wine selection.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Market
“The undercover food market in Narbonne is a standout food market in France. Bursting with regional produce, you can find the best selection of cheeses, olives, vegetables and of course every kind of meat. There are wonderful restaurants in Les Halles so you can have lunch there and then head home with you basket jammed with dinner ingredients. An absolute must see”
  • 64 locals recommend
Sublocality
“Huge clean sandy beach to swim in the cold, salty Med. Busy in summer, parking is difficult so get there early, but the beach is never full!”
  • 26 locals recommend
Castle
“The castle of the kings of Mallorca, as this city was at some point the capital of the kingdom of Mallorca ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Castle
“This is one of the closest 'Cathar Castles' near us and is the sight of one of the most famous sieges during the persecution and crusades again the religious sects. There's lot's of parking and the climb, while steep is worth it for both the views and the ruin itself. There is a small entrance fee to get into the site but it also allows you in to the museum in the village below where you get a really good understanding of how so many people both lived and survived on the site during the siege. There are also some nice places to eat and relax in the village, after visiting the ruin.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Water sports and sandy beaches on an inland lake, constructed as the main feed to the Canal Du Midi”
  • 46 locals recommend
Museum
“Another Interesting castle not far from Peyrepertuse with equally interesting history.”
  • 32 locals recommend