The Bastide Saint-Louis

Remarkable heritage site

Following government announcements, monuments and museums as well as all places open to the public are closed until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.

Practical Information

La Bastide Saint-Louis is the center of the lower town of Carcassonne which concentrates local life. The city of Carcassonne offers 3 underground car parks (paying) at your disposal for your stay: Parking P3 Gambetta (Tel: 04 68 71 34 11), Parking P4 André Chénier (Tel: 04 68 72 30 10) and Parking P5 Jacobins ( Tel: 04 68 47 64 83). There are also a few free places in the city center with the Parking du Dôme, the Quai Bellevue, in front of the Bastion college (Bd de Varsovie) and at the corner of Bd Barbès / Bd Marcou.

Your activities and courses in Carcassonne

The people of Carcassonne have talent and they invite you to discover it. We often focus on the Medieval City but the Bastide Saint-Louis is also worth a visit. The center of the lower town of Carcassonne is only a 15-minute walk from the city and it offers a wide range of activities of all kinds. Come and discover the cultural heritage of the city of Carcassonne as well as local life with the markets and events set up.

The monuments and museums of the Bastide Saint-Louis

Situated on the left bank of the Aude, the Bastide was built during the reign of Saint Louis in 1260 on a rectangular plan laid out around the central square, now the Place Carnot. Nowadays the Bastide, delimited by the boulevards laid out in the XVIIIth and XIXth centuries on the site of the old moats, has retained its chequerboard arrangement of streets and boasts a remarkable architectural heritage, both in its former private mansions and its religious edifices.

Carcassonne shops

The town hall and the Municipal Tourist Office of Carcassonne give you the possibility of making all our traders visible through the eshopping.tourisme-carcassonne.fr site. This new website, born during the confinement of November 2020, aims to facilitate links between traders, residents of Carcassonne and tourists. You have 2 ways to navigate: either you can find stores by category according to their specialties or you can find specific items using the search bar.