Dinner in Carcassonne
I am looking for a suggestion for one night in Carcassone. I have heard of Le Parc, Le Comte Roger or Le Languedoc. Any suggestions?
I am not necessarily looking for fine dining, and I prefer not overly expensive. I'm really interested in a nice atmosphere, good food, and I don't want to have to dress too much, so a place where nice casual would be acceptable.
There was an article on the NYT's Travel section on the Languedoc this past Sunday.
It mentions Carcassone and some restaurants in and about the area: http://travel.nytimes.com/2010/05/09/...
We had a decent lunch at Hotel de la Cite inside the medieval walls: http://www.hoteldelacite.com
We also the delicious bean cassoulet <regional specialty> at a restaurant called LeLanguedoc.
Here is link that might be helpful. Scroll to the bottom of the page and it mentions restaruants & tourist traps to avoid: http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/...
We were in Carcassone about 4 years ago. As we were on the highway driving away La Cite took our breath away, it was ethereal. Time stopped and it seemed we were transported back to the 12/13 th century.
Enjoy your trip. The food and especially the wine.
Le Languedoc has a reputation as a very fine restaurant, but is outside the city. We did not try it as we were just there on a day trip from Toulouse and time was limited, but we had a memorable lunch at Comte Roger. It is casual, and the food is absolutely delicious.