Upon asking a few locals and seeing some of them all going to the same place to get food, we had lunch at Le Trauquet. A lot of the food on the menu is the same as you will find everywhere in the Cité but at half (or more) the price. They have all the classic dishes of cassoulet and saucisse de Toulouse you would find in the area as well as a selection of crêpes, waffles and other dishes.
After lunch, we continued our walk a bit and headed down to Ville Basse to do some more sightseeing and stopping for refreshments. We spotted some really pretty streets and buildings as well as the many gargoyles featuring on Basilique Saint Nazaire.
While wandering around, the cakes display of Pâtisserie Rémi Touja really caught my attention and I could not resist getting a selection of gâteaux to have after dinner later. They were like little works of art and all had interesting flavours. Walking back up the hilly cobblestone paths of the Cité Médiévale while balancing a box of delicate little cakes was quite the challenge, but they made it back to the guesthouse intact.
Apart from this, enjoy yourself and do not forget to check out the details of the architecture. You might be surprised with the things you can spot not only on the medieval fortress but the houses themselves (intricate balconies, a doorbell in the shape of an owl, etc.).
Have you visited Carcassonne? What was your favourite part about it?