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Nestled between the bustling cities of Toulouse and Carcassonne, Castelnaudary offers a serene escape into France's picturesque countryside.
Here's a few of our top "things to do" in this beautiful old town..
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Start your day with a traditional French breakfast of croissants, coffee, and fresh fruit at this cozy café near the town center.
Head over to Le Grand Bassin, the largest open body of water along the Canal du Midi, and watch boats as they navigate through the locks.
Hike up to this restored windmill for panoramic views of Castelnaudary and the surrounding countryside.
Visit the town's local shops to pick up souvenirs, such as pottery and regional food items.