Carcassonne – Fifteen Photos From Walking Around The Neighborhood

Fifteen photos taken “just walking around the neighborhood” in the Ville Basse (the lower city) of Carcassonne.

Michele Rabat artisan boucherie charcutier traiteur (butcher shop) at the end of our block on Rue du Pont Vieux.
Michele Rabat artisan boucherie charcutier traiteur (butcher shop) at the end of our block on Rue du Pont Vieux.

 

Colorful doorway along the Boulevard Jean Jaurès
Colorful doorway along the Boulevard Jean Jaurès

 

The fountain and  Porte des Jacobins à Carcassonne (Jacobin Gate).
The fountain and Porte des Jacobins à Carcassonne (Jacobin Gate).

 

Building with traditional exposed "pan de bois" half-timbered framing on the Rue Georges Clemenseau
Building with traditional exposed “pan de bois” half-timbered framing on the Rue Georges Clemenseau

 

Tables ready for lunch patrons at the Brasserie des Platanes on Boulevard du Commandant Roumens
Tables ready for lunch patrons at the Brasserie des Platanes on Boulevard du Commandant Roumens

 

Le Fruitier (fruit and vegetable market) on the Rue de Verdun.
Le Fruitier (fruit and vegetable market) on the Rue de Verdun.

 

Looking up at the skylight and antique banister from the bottom of the stairway in our apartment building.
Looking up at the skylight and antique banister from the bottom of the stairway in our apartment building.

 

A keystone with the date "1675" on a building neighboring our apartment on the Rue Du Pont Vieux
A keystone with the date “1675” on a building neighboring our apartment on the Rue Du Pont Vieux

 

Clock above Ecole primaire Jean Jaurès (Jean Jaurès Primary School) on Boulevard Jean-Jaurès.
Clock above Ecole primaire Jean Jaurès (Jean Jaurès Primary School) on Boulevard Jean-Jaurès.

 

Hand-hammered horseshoe above a garage on the Rue Aimé Ramond.  In France horseshoes  are hung with the open  side down for good luck.
Hand-hammered horseshoe above a garage on the Rue Aimé Ramond. In France horseshoes are hung with the open side down for good luck.

 

PEP Maison d'enfants (PEP Childen Home) on the Avenue Pierre Semard.
PEP Maison d’enfants (PEP Childen Home) on the Avenue Pierre Semard.

 

Open-air market in Place Carnot, the town square.
Open-air market in Place Carnot, the town square.

 

Ironwork and lamp at the top of the arch of the Porte des Jacobins à Carcassonne (Jacobin Gate).
Ironwork and lamp at the top of the arch of the Porte des Jacobins à Carcassonne (Jacobin Gate).

 

Patrons enjoying the day on the terrace outside Le Petit Moka in Place Carnot, the town square.
Patrons enjoying the day on the terrace outside Le Petit Moka in Place Carnot, the town square.

 

Olive bar at the open-air market in lace Carnot (town square.)
Olive bar at the open-air market in lace Carnot (town square.)
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