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Carcassonne parking

We are going to visit Carcassonne on April 28 (a Friday), and are wondering where to park. I looked at the tourist information website, and it lists 3 municipal car parks: Parking P1, Parking P0, and Parking P2. The first two are on the Narbonnaise gate side, and the last one is on the Aude gate side. All cost the same. I am wondering which one is the best bet, in terms of finding a parking space, and distance from the "medieval" city of Carcassonne. Thanks. Peter

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I have never had a problem finding a place to park. Arrive as early as possible. You might need to drive around one or two lots to find a spot. I'm only familiar with the two lots as you approach from the east. One is on the left and a bit of a walk, but not real far, to the entrance. The other is on the right and a short distance from the entrance.

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FYI, the climb up to the Aude gate is steep and coblestone. The Narbonnaise gate is an easy gentle slope. You might want to look on that side first. We had a gite below the Aude gate.