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The ancient streets are lined with half-timbered houses and private mansions dating from the XVIIIth century. During the last weekend of August the town hosts a Cassoulet festival, celebrating its main claim to fame.
A collection of apothecary pots at the local hospital. The Presidial Museum with archeological findings dating from prehistorical to medieval times.The Cugarel windmill. Saint Michael's church. The Chapel of Our Lady of Mercy. Private mansions.A Chappe telegraph house.
All these locations are to visit, some for free but most of them offer guided tours. Information and reservation at the Tourist Office, Place de Verdun, tel +33 468 23 05 75 or e-mail email@example.com . Website: castelnaudary-tourisme.com
Castelnaudary is the self-proclaimed "World Capital of Cassoulet". The ingredients of this dish are a matter of debate. It generally includes haricot tarbais beans, duck confit, garlic sausage, pork hock or skin to season. It may contain the specialty sausage of Toulouse and either mutton or pork and has been known to contain partridge as well. Traditional peasant versions of the recipe can take two days or more to prepare. The traditional cooking vessel is an earthenware pot called a cassole for which the dish is named.
The 4th Foreign Regiment of the French Foreign Legion has been based in Castelnaudary since 1976, and the base is open to the public on 30 April and at Christmas.
Thomas Jefferson, 3d President of the United States came to visit the 4 locks of St Roch, as he intented to construct a canal between the Potomac and lake Eerie.
public swimming pool +33 4 68 23 11 23
Opening Hours: June until first week of September : 10:30am to 1:30pm - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
yes: Halle de Verdun +33 468 23 05 73 e-mail: ot @ville-castelnaudary.fr
Nearest one is at Carcassonne (40 km away) : Golf Club de Carcassonne, Domaine d'Auriac, Route de St-Hilaire tel+33 613 20 85 43 or tel/fax +33 468 72 57 30
Cassoulet, a deliciously rich concoction of beans, sausage and goose confit is the Castelnaudary speciality, invented as a sustaining food when the town was under siege by the English.
Le Grand Bar, 26 Cours de la République (near the market place)
Contact Details: tel +33 468 23 00 36
Les Dodines restaurant, 19 Quai du Port (terrace that gives on the small bassin)
Opening Hours: all day (serves also breakfast in the high season)
Contact Details: tel +33 468 94 07 65
Le Petit Gazouillis
Address: 5 rue de l'Arcade
Atmosphere: recommended by "Le Guide du Routard"
Cuisine: traditional and local
Speciality: cassoulet, confit de canard (duck preserves)
Opening Hours: 12:00 to 2:00pm and from 7:00pm to 9:30pm - closed on Wednesday and Thursday
Contact Details: tel +33 468 23 08 18 (Reservation highly recommended)
Hôtel Restaurant Fourcade
Address: 14 rue des Carmes
Cuisine: traditional and local
Speciality: cassoulet, confit,… - fish dishes
Opening Hours: 12:00 to 2:00pm and from 7:00pm to 9:30pm (closed on Sunday night and all Monday)
Contact Details: tel +33 468 23 02 08
Hôtel Restaurant du Centre et du Lauragais
Address: 31 Cours de la République
Speciality: cassoulet and duck
Opening Hours: 12:00 to 2:30pm and from 7:30pm to 9:30pm (closed on Sunday night)
Contact Details: tel +33 468 23 25 95
When on foot, there is a Spar in the center of town at 15 min walking from the base.
In the main street, at the far end of the square Place de la République
Opening Hours: 9:00am to 7:30pm , except on Sundays and bank holidays
By car one can go to the Intermarché.
Direction of the motorway, at 2 km .
Géant, open until 8:30pm
Wine cellar, shop with local specialities, shops selling cassoulet (tinned or take-away); laundry, internet café, mobile phone shop:baker's, butcher's, grocery's,…
Opening Hours: Most of them open at 9:00am to 12:30 and again from 2:00pm to 7:00pm
At the base of Crown Blue Line in the Grand Bassin; at the marina run by the town council in the small bassin
no. Fuel available only for Le Boat clients in the Le Boat base.
Fuel is not available at this destination, except for the Le Boat base, which is only available for clients and their vessels.
several in the main street (Cours de la Rébuplique)
several in the main street
yes, in the main street,
Cabinet Médical, Place de la République +33 468 94 00 33
Rouffiac Philippe, 85 rue de Dunkerque +33 468 23 14 19
Pharmacie Pinel-Bertrand, 50 rue de Dunkerque +33 468 23 10 43
Taxi Aaron: +33 680 87 86 81
Taxi Vielmas: +33 603 53 87 38
Internet Café: "CYBERc@fé", 22 rue de Dunkerque ; +33 468 60 10 56 open from 10:30am to 8:30pm Mon - Thurs, 11am-10:30pm Fri & Sat, 2pm-8:30pm on Sundays (in the summer)
Internet Café: "Cybermedia 11", 22 rue du 11 Novembre, 11400 Castelnaudary; telephone: +33 434 23 51 58; open 10am to 7pm Mon-Sat and 2-7pm on Sundays