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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.

Restaurant
“Les spécialistes du Cassoulet! idéal en famille car le restaurant donne sur un parc sans circulation. Cuisine traditionnelle et fait maison. Interdit aux régimes”
  • 8 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“Abbey & grounds of the famous monastry at St Papoul our neighbouring village.”
  • 5 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“Best restaurant in Castelnaudary based on reviews received via Tripadvisor.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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Wine Shop
  • 1 local recommends
Locality
“This town is said to be the birthplace of cassoulet, the delicious local dish made primarily from confit de canard and white beans. Be sure to try it, as it is one of the highlights of traditional French cuisine. Boat trips around the ‘bassin’ and along the Canal du Midi are a very popular excursion from the town, with journeys typically lasting one - two hours. If you take 'the long route' between Castelnaudary and Carcassonne you can visit several picturesque villages such as Revel, Saissac, Soreze and Montolieu, each with their own particular charm. The tiny village of La Pomarede, with its imposing medieval castle, also merits a detour.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A little unusual in that it is on an industrial estate! But, it's a great place for a light lunch.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
Point of Interest
“Fabrication de poteries locales notamment les plats pour la cuisson du Cassoulet.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Lodging
“Sur la demande des habitants de la ville, Pierre-Paul Riquet, concepteur du canal du Midi (alors canal royal du Languedoc), et François Andréossy, géomètre expert, ont fait de Castelnaudary le cœur technologique de cet ouvrage, par la construction du Grand Bassin. C'est la seule étendue d'eau de cette dimension (7 hectares) entre Toulouse et Sète. Le point de vue sur la ville est admirable : d'un côté les écluses Saint-Roch sont une illustration de l'art et de la technique de l'ouvrage ; de l'autre, l'île de la Cybèle conçue, en ce pays de vent, comme brise-lames.”
  • 1 local recommends
Car Rental
“CarGo Location de véhicules Aucun avis · Agence de location de voitures Castelnaudary, France +33 4 68 60 53 36”
  • 1 local recommends
French Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 1 local recommends
Comfort Food Restaurant
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  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“Grand Barrage, bordé de chemins de randonnée pour les adoptes de la marche à pied et du VTT.”
  • 1 local recommends