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Being in the city of Carcassonne I had to take another day off and explore it. I stayed in a hostel again mainly because of its superb location within La Cite.
It’s been a long time since I haven’t ridden the bike for a whole day and today I decided not to cycle at all. I left the bike locked in the hostel, as there were plenty to see at la Cite, where I was and the newer part was within walking distance.
My first destination was the castle of the old city, which was just around the corner from the hostel. The site isÂ very old, dating from the early Roman times. The first part of the castle was built around the 14th century and then it got extended several times over the years to how it looks today. There are two or three layers of walls in some parts and pleanty of watchtowers. The rest of the old city has a big church and many houses, which most of them now are restaurant and little tourist shops.
At midday I headed down to the other part of the city for some more walking and food. Despite all these restaurants serving cassoulet, I bought supplies from a shop and cooked something to eat in the hostel and had plenty of wine with some other travelers I met there.