OUR LIFE IN CHALABRE:
An American Expat in
the South of France
The walled medieval city of Carcassonne is in the Department of the Aude in the South of France -- it is
a sight not to be missed.
The largest medieval fortress of its kind in France, it sports 26 towers, ramparts, a castle, a basilica and numerous,
wonderful medieval treasures. It is also a LIVING city, with gardens, an open-air theatre, beautiful hotels
and wonderful restaurants.
MORE PHOTOS OF CARCASSONNE
BY RANDY LOFFICIER
Recommended restaurant: The Vietnamese
restaurant HANOI, 7 Boulevard Omer Sarraut
(near the Railway Station). Tel: 04-68-25-21-78. Some of the best nems we've ever eaten.
(Sad) Update: The Auberge
du Pont-Levis-Pautard, where we ate so excellently in the 1990s, is alas no