Perfectly situated Top Floor apartment in the heart Carcassonne's old town, Bastide St Louis. The apartment building is located on the square in Place Carnot. Our apartment benefits from all the hustle and bustle of the square, weekly markets, shops and alfresco dining, with very little noise from the square. The property dates from the 1730's, consequently, like other buidlings in the Bastide area no lift. The apartment hosts an eclectic mix of furniture and commissioned art works. The following facilities are available: nternet/WiFi; ipod/ipad radio/dock charger; bed linen and towels; hairdryer; iron and board; hob (no oven); microwave; kitchen utensils; toaster; kettle; crockery and flat ware; fridge with freezer compartment. Le Loft is perfect for couples ; city breaks; research trips or looking for a longer holiday within easy access of Toulouse, Marsailles and even Barcelona. The Med is only an hour away, as are ski slopes, for the adventurers with a car.Carcassonne offers a myriad of choices and interests including the Cite Heritage site, where you can enjoy historical tours, shops, cuisine and more. 2013 International Music Festival included, Mark Knopfler; Elton John, Artic Monkeys from the Uk and a huge range of internationally celebrated music, theatre and dance artistes.This year Carcassonne is host to THE TOUR DE FRANCE 2014 JULY 19th - 22nd early bookings advised. Holiday Lettings manages all payments including a Contractual Security Deposit of £200 ~ Security deposit paid at this time covers damages and refunded within 10 days of departure date. City sejour taxes are included.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 shower room|
|Nearest beach||Lac de la Cavayère 8 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Carcassonne 6 km, Nearest railway: Carcassonne 1 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Access||Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Inundated with rich history, the Aude has long been a place of interrest for the gourmet, the historian, and traveller alike. Restaurants are teeming with local specialities such as Foie-Gras, Cassoulet, wild mushrooms and of course the selection of cheeses that are complimented by a wide array of regional wines are found hidden away in the towns dotted around.
The history of the Aude is another example of a historian's dream where religions, royalty and the local people have clashed over centuries leaving a unique culture and landscape filled with castles, walled towns, churches and towering cathedrals speckled about just waiting to be discovered...Carcassonne is at the heart of the Aude region, with all the amenities you would need for a great family holiday. If you enjoy culture there are two World Heritage sites (the Cité and the Canal du Midi) and you are surrounded by medieval and Cathar history with numerous castles and fortifications. If you prefer an active holiday there is walking in the Corbières Hills, golf, horse riding, cycling or swimming and windsurfing. There are two adults bikes at the villa for you to use.
Situated within easy driving distance of the Mediterranean, Pyrenees, Spain and Andorra and within easy reach of Toulouse, Narbonne and Béziers, the Carcassonne area is the ideal location to base your holiday.
Carcassonne is not only the sunniest place in France it is one the most sought after holiday destinations.
Pyrenees for skiing in the winter or hiking in the summer. 50km north of Carcassonne is the south-west edge of the Parc Naturel Regional du Haut Languedoc, represented by the Montagne Noire (Black Mountains), providing scenic drives and challenging hiking terrain.
Visit the medieval city of Carcassonne on foot. Witness the Cité Festival in July/August, witness the magnificent Bastille Day fireworks extravaganza of 14th July. Discover the surrounding countryside: the Canal du Midi, the Parc Australien, the Eagles of the Cité (largest collection of birds of prey in Europe), the Accrobranches park and the beaches of the Lac du Cavayère (3 miles). Visit the famous Cathar chateaux of Lastours and Saissac (16 miles) while walking towards the black mountain and the medieval city of Minerve (32 miles). Enthusiasts of the history of the Middle Ages can admire the 13th and 15th century timber framed buildings at Mirepoix (22 miles) and the chateau of Montségur, the symbol of Cathar resistance. Visit the vineyards and discover the regions' wines.
Finally, you can be on the beaches of the Mediterranean within an hour or on the ski slopes of the Ariège within two (the nearest ski resort are Mont d'Olmes (90 minutes) and Beille (clear view of the Pyrenean mountains)
Carcassonne is two cities in one separated by the Aude river which flows down from the high Pyrenees. The old "Cite" , which most tourists come to see, dates back to pre-Roman times. It is the most impressively preserved wall city in Europe and has a thriving center of numerous restaurants, hotels and gift shops. The lower town or the "New Town" dates back to the 13th century. It is a Bastide town built as a symbol of the new order with grid-iron streets with central square and defensive walls, and worthy of exploration in itself. You are spoilt for choice in Carcassonne as it offers all the amenities you would expect from for shopping, eating out or recreation.
The beautiful Lac de la Cavayére (also known as Carcassonne Plage) is a 15 minute drive away and with its beach and surrounding woods is a perfect spot for walking, cycling, a picnic or BBQ. This 18 hectare expanse of water is home to an abundance of wildlife and fish. The designated swimming areas are supervised by qualified life guards during the high season, and there are special roped areas for young children and less confident swimmers. Boats can also be hired. It takes about 1 hour to enjoy a walk around the lake.
You are spoilt for choice in Carcassonne as it offers all the amenities you would expect from a large city for shopping, eating out or recreation.
Carcassonne has a general market on Tuesday and Thursday with a large market in the main square on Saturday morning.
No matter what time of year you visit Carcassonne, there’s always something to do. Highlights from the year-round list of events include:
* Jazz Week – Beginning of April
* Carcassonne Festival - July, August
* The Cité Médiévale Set Ablaze - 14 July
* Carcassonne celebrates Southern cultures (from 19 to 22 August)
* Events in December - Christmas Market, Ice skating rink