Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The Apartment La Republique maintains the charm of its 500 year old building and combines it with the modern amenities desired by holidaymakers. It is conveniently located in the heart of the 'Bastide' section of the medieval city of Carcassonne within minutes of historical sites, restaurant and shops.
The apartment offer's a generous living space with an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area; two bedrooms – one with a kingsize bed and one with twin beds; and a modern bathroom. The living space features a brand new for 2012 sofa/fold out bed to accommodate additional guests. The kitchen is fully equipped, including combination microwave oven/grill. Towels and bedlinen are included. Fixtures and furnishings are new as of late 2009 and new double glazed rear windows were fitted over winter 2010.
Guests of the Apartment La Republique can walk to the walled medieval city – a UNESCO World Heritage site – in around fifteen minutes. The 2500 year old city features three kilometers of ramparts and 52 towers and is considered one of the best preserved examples of the Middle Ages to be found in Europe. The famous Canal Du Midi – a UNESCO recognised civil engineering achievement, along with various museums, cathedrals and other historic structures are located within a few streets of the apartment.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Carcassonne Plage 5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Carcassonne 5 km, Nearest railway: Carcassonne 500 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
The kitchen is fully equipped with a refrigerator, gas hob, combination microwave oven/grill, washing machine, as well as dishes, cutlery and cooking utensils. All appliances, fixtures and furnishings are new as of late 2009
including a combination boiler, which provides heat as well as plentiful hot water on demand. The apartment was recently remodelled and refurbished and new double glazed rear windows were fitted over winter 2010.
We are pleased to say that in March 2012 we have purchased a brand new, top of the range sofa-bed to replace the old one.
For 2013 we have upgraded the combi Microwave and grill to a model with a convection oven too - perfect for roasts, baked potatoes and pizzas!
Apartment La Republique is managed by Club Carcassonne, a local Property Management company. All Club Carcassonne staff are professionals and speak both English and French. A member of the team will welcome you into the apartment and provide you with information about the local area, help you settle in and advise you on how to make the most of your time in Carcassonne. Car hire, Wine Tours and many other activities can be arranged through Club Carcassonne if you wish to explore the local area.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
The beautiful Languedoc-Roussillon region is situated near to the Spanish border and the mountainous Pyrenees. It is an area which has miles of sun-kissed beaches and many quaint Medieval villages that are steeped in history. With vibrant cities such as Narbonne and Montpellier, the area offers fabulous scenery and great cuisine. The regions wineries also produce some fantastic wines and you can enjoy wine-tasting in the surrounding Minervois, Corbieres and Cabardes wine regions.
You can take the train or explore this fascinating region by car. Barcelona is only a 3 hour drive away!
It has a wonderful warm and sunny climate in the summer with temperatures up to around 35 degrees celsius.
Overlooking the lower town of Bastide Saint Louis, set high on a hill is the magnificant medieval walled city, La Cite. Within the city walls lie a labyrinth of atmospheric cobbled streets, towers and drawbridges. Just wander these ancient streets or soak up the atmosphere in one the many bars or restaurants. La Cite really comes alive on Bastille Day when the medieval city is lit up like a fairytale castle with a breath-taking fireworks display.
This beautiful lake has 3 main beaches all with swimming to help you cool down on a hot summers day. Situated on a bus route (number 1 bus from Bastide), it takes approximately 25 minutes to reach and costs around €1.20 each way.
Jazz Week - April
Numerous performances are held in the historic Jesuit College Chapel. A must for Jazz lovers everywhere.
Wine Festival - June
What better place to celebrate wine than Carcassonne! This festival celebrates les vins de l’Aude and includes many wine tasting events.
Festival de Bastide - July
Numerous events and many free concerts are held through this month long festival, including the legendary Bastille Day fireworks display.
Spanish Week - August
Held over 4 days towards the end of August, this lively festival has many fiestas and themed concerts and activities for you to enjoy.
Medieval Spectacle - July to August
An annunal event with artists, troubadours which entertain the crowds with song recitals along with lots of jousting, fencing and acrobatic events.
La Magie de Noel - December
This Christmas festival holds some 60+ events and includes a giant christmas market, ice-skating and feris wheel which overlooks La Cite to really get you in the festive spirit!