Carcassonne has two distinct shopping areas. In the Lower City, the major streets for shopping, particularly for clothing, are rue Clemenceau and rue de Verdun. In the walled medieval city, the streets are chock-full of tiny stores and boutiques; many sell gift items such as antiques and local arts and crafts.

In the Cité, visit Comptoir des Vins, 3 rue du Conte Roger (tel. 04-68-26-44-76), for its wide selection of regional wines. Find a wide range of regional foods at Le Panier Gourmand, 1 rue du Plo (tel. 04-68-25-15-63). Antiques stores of merit include Antiquités Safi, 26 rue Trivalle (tel. 04-68-25-60-51), for paintings and art objects; and Maison du Sud, 13 porte d’Aude (tel. 04-68-47-10-06), for home decoration.

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