Inga and Mike Heywood

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Self-catering rental, Carcassonne, Carcassonne centre, Cité, canal du Midi

Located in Historic Trivalle District between the Medieval cité & Carcassonne centre (walking distance to both). Newly renovated town house retaining original features whilst providing a high quality & all mod cons. Ideal all year round self catering holiday location balancing culture, gastronomy, romance & an appealing climate. Stunning oak framed roof terrace with great views over Carcassonne.

Apartments Cezanne & Monet with stunning views of Carcassonne medieval Cité. All recently renovated to a very high standard. Apartment Renoir is cosy, on ground floor with no stairs. Cezanne with private shaded roof terrace.

Friendly English owners living locally.

All inclusive prices with no hidden charges.

A TALE OF TWO CITIES - CARCASSONNE

Carcassonne is a tale of two cities - divided by the River Aude - the ancient walled Cite and fairy-tale castle on the plateau on the right side of the river and the 'newer' Bastide Saint-Louis or lower town on the left..

Theories on how Carcassonne got its name abound, but arguably the most popular is the story of Dame Carcas, which dates to a siege of the City in the early Middle Ages.

According to legend, around 8th Century the Frankish king tried to starve Carcassonne's Saracen population into submission.

After a long siege foodstocks were severely deplenished and defeat was looming - but the ruler's wife Carcas had a bright idea: she gave orders for a pig to be force fed with the very last sacks of grain, and then tossed over the city walls.

When the pig fell and split open, revealing the contents of its stomach, the watching troops were fooled into believing the inhabitants still had plenty of supplies.

As they retreated in dispair, the jubiliant townsfolk called for church bells to be rung in triumph: 'Carcas, sonne!' ('Ring Carcas!').

Today visitors to La Cite can admire a head and torso statue of a plump, smiling woman, representing the town's namesake, mounted on a column near the Porte Narbonnaise.

A more likely theory, however, is that the name comes from the Celtic Carsac, or the Roman Carcaso or Carcasum, (an important Roman trading post on the site some 2000 years ago).

Others say it derives from Occitan, from the words carac (meaning rock, after the spur on which it sits), and sonne (meaning wood, for the surrounding forest).

More Details

Details for Apartment Monet 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Second floor Apartment with outstanding views of historic Medieval Cite
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Inga and Mike Heywood

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Speaks french, english
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights
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Reviews

4.8
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Apartment Monet
average rating of 4.75 based on 20 reviews
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Apartment Monet
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p94174?uni_id=81456
+33 (0) 4 68 78 28 06
Carcassonne City Carcassonne area
Liverpool,Merseyside,England
5

CARCASSONNE APARTMENT

  • 5 of 5
We have just returned from a fantastic stay at this apartment-which is only 10 minutes from the airport. It is beautifully appointed with the most amazing views of the Medieval city. The road is blissfully quiet and we woke every morning to just birdsong .It is the perfect place for a chilled out weekend or week! The apartment itself was immaculate and very comfortable,everything is catered for and it is situated perfectly between the old city and the new so there is lots to see with very little walking.The owners even left us a bottle of the local champagne on arrival which was really thoughtful. We will ,without a doubt, return. - Stephanie
  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2008
  • Stayed: Apr 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: As owners it is very satisfying to receive such positive feedback from guests, knowing that our efforts to make the apartment a special place to stay have been appreciated.
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Apartment Monet
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p94174?uni_id=81456
+33 (0) 4 68 78 28 06
Carcassonne City Carcassonne area
East Coast
4

NICE APARTMENT

  • 4 of 5
The apartment is nice and the owners are very nice and helpful. I have to admit that I was disappointed with the view. While it is as pictured on this site, you really only get this view if you sit on the floor next to the window. I have back problems, so it's uncomfortable for me to sit on the floor. Other than that it was a fine place that is close to the walled city so you don't have to drive or walk forever to get there.
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: " Although this guest says the view is as pictured on homeaway she is incorrect that you have to sit on the floor to get the view. You have an outstanding view of the castle while sitting on the chairs and settee"
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Apartment Monet
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p94174?uni_id=81456
+33 (0) 4 68 78 28 06
Carcassonne City Carcassonne area
Dakar, Senegal
4

AMAZING LOCATION!

  • 4 of 5
The Monet apartment is just as presented in the photos, but you don't quite get the sense that kits a bit on the small side. My husband and daughter and I were there together and at times it was a bit close quarters. I think it might be most suitable for a couple. The apartment is comfortable and well equipped. cooking in France with wonderful ingredients at hand is delightful, and the kitchen has just about everything you could need. The proprietors were friendly and helpful, and communication was quick and accurate However, the smallish space is more than compensated by the excellent location.....just steps from the building is the path to the old walled cité of Carcassonne which is an incredible advantage as you don't have to do a huge trip to see it all, but can come and go as you please. The surrounding countryside is also wonderful, if you have a car available.....cathar castles, historic abbeys, the Lezignan-Corbilliere wine country. Fields of sunflowers, sweeping hillside vineyards. It's simply lovely. If you are fond of wine, don't miss Domaine de Fourn Robert (Blanquette de Limoux) and Chateau du Grand Moulin, lovely people, informative visits! The apartment Monet is
great base for the region.
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Apartment Monet
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p94174?uni_id=81456
+33 (0) 4 68 78 28 06
Carcassonne City Carcassonne area
5

APARTMENT MONET -

  • 5 of 5
First of all, Inga and Mick, the owners, were incredibly easy to work with, very helpful, and communicated promptly. This all takes a lot of the stress away in arranging travel.

The apartment was amazingly equipped. From little things like vegetable peelers to a washer/drier, it had it all. The bed was comfy, the location was quiet and the price is fair.

We used the apartment more as a base to get out and explore the region. And it is worth exploring. Take the backroads, stop and visit the little villages along the way to Minerve, Minervois, Lagrasse, Mayronnes and the sculpture walk, and a bike ride along the lovely Canal du Midi as starters. We did Minerve and Minervois one day, Lagrasse and Mayronnes another, the Canal du Midi on one day, and another just exploring the wines in the area. Of course, you have to visit the Cite on the hill but get there early and beat the crowds.

Thank you Inga and Mick.
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is our aim to make our guests feel very welcome at all times and make their stay here in Carcassonne a memorable experience. We want our guests to feel at home and aim to provide comfortable and easy accommodation.
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Apartment Monet
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p94174?uni_id=81456
+33 (0) 4 68 78 28 06
Carcassonne City Carcassonne area
5

GREAT APARTMENT - FANTASTIC LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
We spent a wonderful 4 days here last week. Prior to arriving we received excellent communication from firstly Jason and latterly Inga. The apartment itself is very well appointed and equipped and comfortable and is in a fantastic location in a quiet street just below La Cite. The view of the Castle from the apartment windows is stunning. In fact the location is ideal for visiting the uphill Cite and the lower town - both of which are in easy walking distance. Restaurants both uphill and downhill were universally good - we'd particularly recommend Au Jardin de la Tour in La Cite though. Local shops just round the corner in rue Trivalle are welcoming and stock most of the things that you'll need.

We'll definitely be coming back to both Carcassonne and Apartment Monet.
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Apartment Monet
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p94174?uni_id=81456
+33 (0) 4 68 78 28 06
Carcassonne City Carcassonne area
5

MONET APARTMENT

  • 5 of 5
We found this apartment absolutely delightful. It is well designed, very clean and spacious, located in the quaintest of streets. It proved an ideal base for exploring the castle and the town. The communication from Jason and Inga, the owners, was very good. Prior to our arrival, we were sent comprehensive information about the apartment's location, local amenities and ideas for places to visit. We hired a car, which we were able to park at the nearby Place St Gimer, approx 150 metres away. If you hire a car, don't miss Limoux and Mirepoix on market day. Both towns are charming.
Just around the corner from the Monet is a bakery. The couple running it were very friendly and helpful (the lady even gave advice on French pronunciation).
I would highly recommend this apartment. Should we ever return to Carcassonne, I wouldn't look for any other accommodation. Five star!
  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Carcassonne Plage - Lac Cavayere
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Carcassonne
Nearest Ski
70 Kilometres
Mont D'Olmes
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Carcassonne
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Carcassonne
Car: not necessary

Located in Carcassonne Centre & foot of Historic Medieval Cite (largest walled Medieval city in Europe). Close to many restaurants & bars catering for all tastes & budgets. Everything in walking distance, no car necessary, although free parking nearby. 10 minutes from Carcassonne Airport with regular Ryanair flights. 40 minutes from Toulouse Airport (easyjet, Flybe, BA). Mediterranean coast & beaches 40 minutes drive. Excellent golf course 5 minutes. Numerous picturesque circulade Villages & Cathar Castles under an hour. Upcoming wine region with delicious discoveries on your doorstep. Leisurely cruising, walking or cycling along the Canal du Midi. Ideal central location for exploration or house hunting.

Other Activities: wine tasting

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Availability & Rates

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Carcassonne City Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High
Jul 1 2014 - Aug 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
£80
£400
 
 
Mid
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
£70
£350
 
 
Low
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 22 2014
3 night minimum stay
£60
£300
 
 
Mid
Dec 23 2014 - Jan 3 2015
4 night minimum stay
£70
£350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes The above prices are inclusive of all charges, heating, bed linen & towel hire.

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
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 45 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Historic
General:
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Pantry Items
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Walk in shower cubicle 90cm x 90cms, heated towel rail, toilet, shaver point, mirror, washbasin
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Audio Tape Player
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • arboretum
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • gambling casinos
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water tubing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • spelunking
  • whitewater rafting
  • rafting
  • hunting small game
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
This apartmnet is located on the 2nd floor - suitable for the elderly or infirm as long as they don't have problems with 2 flights of stairs.
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