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CHARMING APARTMENT WITH ROOF TERRACE, PLACE CARNOT, CARCASSONNE

Alex and Pipa Francis

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Alex and Pipa Francis

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
March 5, 2015
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CHARMING APARTMENT WITH ROOF TERRACE, PLACE CARNOT, CARCASSONNE

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Carcassonne City Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Overlooking the market square, beautifully furnished, perfect for long weekends

This romantic apartment is in the heart of Carcassonne's La Bastide, the old town. Only 10 minutes by bus from the airport and 5 minutes walk from the railway station you could not ask for a more perfect and convenient location in Carcassonne. Not only is the apartment in a quiet, privately owned town house dating from 1713 but it is on the top floor with a wonderful view across the Market Square of Place Carnot, Carcassonne's most famous market and the location for the weekend market and winter fairs. It also has use of a large roof terrace which in the summer gives unrivalled views of La Cite, the medieval castle and for the magnificent and world famous fireworks of 14th July. It is perfect for an alfresco breakfast or sunning yourself during the day or simply relaxing in the evening with a glass of chilled Champagne as the sun sets over the mountains in the distance. The flat has been completely restored in 2008 and now is a delightfully relaxing and romantic place to stay.

Carcassonne Cite: Carcassonne is has one of the most beautiful fairy tale castles to be found anywhere in the world. It is the cultural and historical capital of the Aude region sitting upon the Aude river and crossed by the breathtakingly beautiful Canal du Midi.

During the summer it is host to innumerable festivals, and has the largest and most spectacular firework display in France on the 14th of July. Even in low season and winter there is plenty to do with the winter markets, truffle and duck fairs and antique fairs. The Carcassonne Festival takes place throughout July with many of the events taking place in Place Carnot.

Cathar Country: The region around Carcassonne is world famous for the Cathar history, and for the many castles that were built from the 12th to the 14th century. Many of these have survived and worth visiting especially for anyone interested in the legend and myths of the Holy Grail. Within an hour you can be walking or skiing in the mountains of the Arriege, and within two hours in the Pyrenees. The number of places to visit in one week is almost unlimited and there is plenty to occupy you in Carcassonne alone for a week.

Eating and Drinking: Carcassonne sits on the edge of the Langedoc wine region and is literally surrounded by vineyards and wineries. We can organise wine tasting tours for our guests and advise you on local restaurants and local specialities. The apartment has a library of guide books.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Alex and Pipa Francis (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 5, 2015

About Alex and Pipa Francis

Pipa and Alex have lived in France for 10 years. With backgrounds in hospitality and wines it was only natural that we wanted to share our love of France and the Aude with our guests. We have recently opened a wine shop and tasting room in Carcassonne a few doors from the apartment which serves as a unique meeting place for guests, locals and visitors to Carcassonne.

Alex and Pipa Francis purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Alex and Pipa Francis chose Carcassonne City

We chose this property as it was as central to Carcassonne as possible. In the winter it overlooks the ice-rink and Christmas fair and the summer it is buzzing with the sounds and character of a truly French provincial town. The design of the flat means the bedroom is away from the square and very quiet, while the roof terrace gives unrivalled views across to the medieval castle.

What makes this apartment unique

The sense of stepping back a few centuries into a delightful town house with the right balance of modern and ancient. It is romantic and comfortable with large well proportioned rooms.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Pipa and Alex

Thank you, we had a wonderful time and saw a side of Carcassonne we hadn't seen before and the festivities made it magical. The apartment was perfect for us, very comfortable with everything we needed (if fact we would like to have taken the bed home with us! and the lounge was cosy in the evening and the shower was excellent as well), and in a great central spot. We ate at La Ferme on your recommendation and thoroughly enjoyed a different eating experience with fabulous choice of wine to match. The boulangerie on the corner was also fantastic for their bread and pastries. Bar Felix was fantastic for a coffee and a bit of people watching! As you know, we hired a car so we went down to Limoux on the Saturday and to Esperaza for their market on the Sunday, neither of which is very far away and we had no trouble parking when we returned thanks to your advice. The apartment was in a great spot for us, giving us the central location to be in the heart of things but only a 20 minute drive away for a quieter couple of hours.



We have always found the people in that part of the world to be friendly and fun and we happily mingled with the crowds in Carcassonne - it was a brilliant weekend and one we hope to replicate at some point. We would recommend your lovely apartment for people who like to be the hub of things but also those who would like to explore the outskirts of Carcassonne a little further as well.



Thanks for all your help and all the very best to you both and your family for the Christmas and the New Year.



Viv and Damian
Dec 2011
  • 1 of 1
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.6
based on 31 traveler reviews

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Charming apartment with roof terrace, Place Carnot, Carcassonne
average rating of 4.580645 based on 32 reviews
Farington, Leyland
5

Place Carnot Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Date of stay - May/June'09 - 2adults 1child (6)

We had a wonderful time at this apartment and in Carcassone itself. This was our first time in France but hopefully not the last! Superb, clean apartment with amazing views from the rooftop terrace of all around Carcassonne. Alex & Pipa were extremely friendly and helpful and were just a phone call away if needed. The apartment had everything we needed and was an ideal size for a small family and within easy walking distance of all attractions and amenities. Obviously La Cite is well worth a visit as is the boat trip on the Canal du Midi. The area where the train station and Canal du Midi are is quite pretty and there are nice walks along either side of the Canal with beautiful views of La Cite. Restaurants can be slightly expensive but this is France! Although there are meals to suit every budget and wine is fairly cheap. There are excellent bakeries close by which we visited.

Lac de la Cavayere is well worth a visit and the stunning walk takes you all around both lakes (not many people seem to know about the 2nd lake behind) which is just as pretty, and had stunning views.

Thank you Alex and Pipa

from Lorraine, Colin & Joel

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2009
  • Stayed: May 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Perfect stay! Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the apartment for 3 nights and we loved our stay! 3 nights was not enough! The aprtement is very nice, well equiped and very tidy. The situation is perfect. The market is right Under the living room window on Saturdays. Perfect to buy fresh local delicious products:) We were greeted by nice owners Alex and Pippa who took such good care of us by giving us all the info needed to visit the town or nearby wineries. We fell so much in love with the area that we rented another property from Alex and Pippa but this time, for 3 weeks next summer! Do not hesitate to reserve this apartment, you will love it and the view from the rooftop terrace is fabulous.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Lovely Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Great apartment, really central location over looking the market square, accurately described by the owners. Great views from the roof terrace.

The property was clean and well maintained.

The owner was very friendly and welcoming with a great wine store just round the corner.

There are also some lovely deli's very close by.

Would definitely return again.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

great location in a great city

  • 5 of 5

Slap bang in the middle of the town the location and accommodation was perfect

Ideal to walk everywhere and plenty of good restaurants nearby.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Quaint little apartment.

  • 4 of 5

Quirky and full of character this little apartment in a central location of the bastide area in Carcassone is perfect for city breaks. It's very comfortable with attention to detail and a roof terrace with great views to the cite, although watch the stairs late at night.

Great location for food lovers too with the fabulous Saturday market right outside your window and plenty of nice places to eat nearby.

Definitely stay here again, although would not suit elderly or less mobile due to the old stairway, which all adds to the character of the place.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
hamilton
5

good choice

  • 5 of 5

Would not hesitate in recommending this apartment.Owner was helpful prior to visit and we were able to collect keys from his nearby wine shop on our arrival.Apartment is spacious,well maintained and superbly located for all that Carcassonne has to offer.Bed was extremely comfortable ,kitchen contained all the hardware you would need to rustle up simple meals and it was appreciated that there was a dvd library for evening entertainment if needed.Roof top terrace has awesome views of the cite and the rooftops all around,a real gem,even if you are unlucky with your weather like we were!Would stay here again and recommend without hesitation

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for staying at Rue Chartran. As you say the weather could have been better! As summer arrives the roof terrance is a delight to use and we keep a little garden up there with flowers and plants and herbs for guests to use. Looking forward to seeing you again.

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Carcassonne Salvaza
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Place Carnot
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Carcassonne
Nearest Ski
40 Kilometres
Arriege
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Lac de la Cavayere
Car: not necessary

With Carcassonne airport only 10 minutes with direct flights to London, Belgium and Ireland and Toulouse, Bezier, Perpignan and Girona a mere one hour it is an ideal destination for short This is the perfect place for a weekend escape, short breaks and longer rentals. The property is located just off Place Carnot, the traditional market square of Carcassonne in the medieval heart of the fortified old town, the Bastide. For visitors to the town a car is not required but is recommended for anyone wanting to visit the region in full. For drivers there is long term secure parking close by. Here you can find a paradise of street cafes, excellent value restaurants and Michelin starred restaurants as well as markets and shops galore. For history lovers and readers of Labarynth there are Castles, and Cathars, for gastranomes local wines and food and for nature lovers some of the most beautiful and unspoilt countryside in the South of France.

The owners have just opened one of the best boutique wine shops in Carcassonne a short walk for the apartment at 38 rue barbes. Here you can discover a world of wines from some of the best producers in the Languedoc and from further afield including Spain, Italy and Portugal as well as the new world. Regular tastings and events add to the attraction of this treasure trove.

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Rates & Availability

From £50 Per night

Carcassonne City Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season and Christmas
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
£50
£295
 
 
Spring
Mar 29 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
£50
£295
 
 
Easly Summer
May 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
£70
£425
 
 
High Summer
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
£70
£495
 
 
Autumn
Aug 31 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
£395
 
 
Low Season and Christmas
Nov 1 2015 - Mar 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
£50
£295
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning charge £35
Notes Security deposit payable on arrival of €150.00.
Rates include heating and electricity and tourist taxes.
Towels, linen and cleaning of the apartment are charged at €28,00 per booking.
Extra sets of linen are charged at €13.50 per set.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Carcassonne City Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - shower
    Toilet - toilet
  • The shower room is ensuite to the bedroom with an additional door in from the sitting room. The walk-in shower is tastefully designed using natural limestone and marble. There is a washing machine and clothes horse in the bathroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The bedroom is beautifully and tastefully furnished in light colours with paintings and prints on the walls, luxury linen and quality pillows and duvet.. There is a large double bed, dressing table, corner chair, antique wardrobe/cupboard with handing space for clothes. A door leads through to an ensuite shower room. The floor is traditional terracotta tiles covered with antique oriental carpets. For couples with a child or young adult there is a sofa bed in the sitting room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The flat is located on the third floor of an elegant and classic 18th century period building in the centre of Carcassonne Bastide, just by Place Carnot, the main town square. It is a quiet location in a private building. The sitting room / dinning room and kitchen face South East and are very sunny, while the large bedroom is at the back of the apartment and is quiet and cool in the summer and snug and warm in the winter. As the apartment is on the third floor and has access to a roof terrace it is not suited for the elderly or infirm nor those with very small chidren. The sitting room has a large sofa which is also a sofa bed, two arm chairs and a dinning room table with four chairs. The floor is traditional terracota tiles with carpets. There is flat screen TV and DVD player and a small library of DVDs and English books. The large roof terrace is accessable by an outside staircase. It has commanding views over Carcassonne and the Castle and towards the mountains.

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