We're in Carcassonne to visit a medieval hilltop city. You can see it all lit up in the photo below, taken from our apartment.
Turns out, the newer parts of Carcassonne are also worth a visit. It's an attractive, walk-able, and culinary city.
We love the apartment. It's a charming 6th floor flat on Rue Frédérick Mistral (named for a French poet). The apartment is two blocks to the train and the canal du midi (should you travel by boat), and it's about a 20 minute walk to the gates of the old city on a hill.
Tonight we enjoyed a seven-course (plus dessert) tapas dinner at Agapé Carcassonne. Reservations only, with a single seating and a fixed menu. The food was super—like amazing gazpacho—and the proprietor provided warm and attentive service. A treat indeed.