T2 downtown of carcassonne
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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
the apartment is Located in the old district of Carcassonne, Downton of Carcassonnethe apartment is completely furnished.
The medieval city of Carcassonne is 2 km away, and the Canal du Midi is 1 km away.
Fully equipped kitchen, microwave, coffee machine, Refrigerator, Stove, TV.
Double bed, baby bed and wardrobes. an extra canapé bed.
Train station and bus stop at 5 minutes walk.
Public parking at 5 minutes.
the airport shuttle to the airport is positioned at each arrival of aircraft
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: carcassonne airport , shuttle navette aeroport com, Nearest railway: La Gare de Carcassonne ,|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 1|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
About this location
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
Festival Festival De Carcassonne - Carcassonne du 19 Juin 2013 au 03 Août 2013
Carcassonne. Feria 2013 : cartels très espagnols 30 août-1er septembre
The Medieval City
The Walled City of Carcassonne is known first and foremost as a fortified medieval town; but this rocky outcrop has been occupied by man since the 6th century B.C., first as a gaul settlement, then as a Roman town fitted with ramparts as early as the 3rd and 4th centuries A.D.
On the western face of this primitive fortification rests the castle, built in the 12th century by the vicomtes Trencavels.In the early 13th century, Carcassonne was taken by Simon de Montfort during the Albigensian Crusade, then annexed to the royal estate. Fortification works lasted throughout the 13th century, with the construction of the outer wall and the modernisation of the inner rampart, making this place an impregnable fortress.
The Bastide Saint-Louis
The jewel of today's Town, the bastide is hemmed by boulevards built in the 18th and 19th century over the old, once fortified town ditches. The military enclosure and the gates protect the ville basse or lower town. Its surrounding wall was built betwen 1355 and 1359, under the orders of the comte d'Armagnac; it was 2,800 metres long; the bastions were built after 1359; at that time, people simply erected in the corners some round-shaped towers, greater than the other parts of the wall.
Toward the end of the 16th century, during the wars of religion that devastated the South of France, the town was flanked with 4 bastions located at each corner: the bastion of Saint-Martial in the northwest, the bastion of la Figuières in the northeast, of Montmorency in the southeast, of la Tour Grosse or les Moulins in the southwest (now called du Calvaire).
A magnificent work achieved in the 17th century by Pierre-Paul Riquet and diverted through Carcassonne in 1777-1798, the Canal du Midi has been included in the World Heritage List of U.N.E.S.C.O. since 1996.
The Canal du Midi
It is only after one has seen the complete collection of works (the Cammazes, the dam of Saint-Ferréol, the lock of Fonsérannes, etc.) that one can fully assess the magnitude of the task performed more than 300 years ago. A concentrate of state-of-the-art hydrography, topography, geometry and architecture in its own time, the Canal is still an object of wonder today
On the eve of the French Revolution of 1789, the lower town had yet only 4 gates:
- the western gate, porte de Toulouse or des Augustins (rue de Verdun), adorned with two handsome towers forming like a manor, which were restored in 1749. But because of a Council decree issued on 31 May 1778 ruling that the walls, towers, ditches, ramparts and walkways were to be handed in perpetuity to the Lower Town Community, the consuls let this monument fall into decay, and it was entirely destroyed in 1806.
- The northern gate, porte des Carmes (located at the end of today's rue Georges Clemenceau).
- The western gate, porte des Cordeliers, located at the eastern end of today's rue Aimé Ramond (formerly rue de la Mairie).
- The southern gate, porte des Jacobins, currently preserved and registered on the additional Historical Monuments inventory, together with its surroundings. In the early stages of the Town's construction, the porte des Cordeliers was originally located on the premises of the old Court House gate, at the eastern end of rue Mage (now called rue de Verdun). In 1571 it was moved to the end of rue de la Pellisserie (now rue Aimé Ramond).
The "bastide" has a regular shape, that of a chessboard organised around a central square, Place Carnot adorned with the Fountain of Neptune (1770). The market takes place every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning around this fountain and in the splendid grain exchange, Halle aux Grains (featuring an 18th century frame).
Feel free to visit its religious buildings and private mansions, or to take a leisurely stroll under the trees of its public gardens. Whether you are staying for a few days or just a few hours, be sure you will be welcomed as a honoured guest
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17 Jul 2013
"Quiet, comfort in the centre of Carcassonne, La Bastide"
Jova provided excellent directions and a warm welcome from Jerome. The apartment is located in the Bastide and is quiet and cool, but close to Place Carnot where music was being performed, and severa… More
thanks Celia, Best wished Jova & Jerome
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