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HEART OF MEDIEVAL CARCASSONNE

Carcassonne City Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 3-5)

Your perfect holiday home 'en Pays Cathare'... sun, skiing, sports, culture, and over 2600 years of history. Mediterranean beaches, the Pyrenees, and the most beautiful scenery year round. Music festivals, gourmet cuisine, and the wines of Languedoc Roussillon.

Self-catering holiday cottage in the old town of Carcassonne. This little stone house was reconstructed in 1820 and renovated in 2005. Tucked away in a charming and tranquil old village square with trees and a fountain at the foot of 'La Cité' yet only a few minutes walk from the River Aude, the Bastide St Louis, and all the facilities and attractions the medieval city of Carcassonne has to offer.

Sensitively restored to preserve the character of local construction methods the house has exposed beams and the original floor tiling characteristic of the area. It presents a cosy and comforting interior for all seasons.

There is no need to hire a car to enjoy the two cities of Carcassonne. All of the following are within a 15-minute stroll:

- La Cité, the medieval fortified citadel of Carcassonne is only 500 yards away and truly it is a fairy tale castle of epic proportions. La Cité is free to enter and inside you will find plenty of quality gift and craft workshops, restaurants, and cafés, plus the Chateau Comtal and the St Nazaire Cathedral with its fantastic stained glass windows. There are also guided tours and animated museums to bring the history of La Cité to life for you. During the summer months there is a full programme of musical entertainments including street musicians, an open-air theatre where the history of Carcassonne is re-enacted, and all the pageantry and excitement of medieval jousting displays.

- The ancient and picturesque rue Trivalle with its café’s, restaurants, antique and gift shops passes within 25 yards of Les Troubadours, connecting La Cité to the Bastide St Louis via the old bridge, the Pont Vieux.

- At the foot of the Trivalle is the river and the Pont Vieux with its beautiful stone arches and views of the Pyrenees, the Black Mountains, and of course La Cité itself.

- In the Roman built Bastide St Louis you can shop to your hearts content among the boutiques, antique shops, jewellers and parfumiers, chocolatier/patissiers, drapers, cookware and interiors shops, and of course the delicatessens stocking the speciality produce and vintage wines of the region. Place Carnot with its celebrated Neptune marble fountain and marvellous architecture is at the heart of the Bastide and is an excellent spot from which to base your shopping spree and it is to the many bars and cafés of Place Carnot that the Carcassonnais come to socialise and relax in the sun on market day.

- Carcassonne is proud of its green spaces and all along the river there are parks, gardens, play areas for children, and of course the wide tree lined banks. The river is home to a family of otters and a colony of herons.

- The Quai Bellevue makes a pleasant evening stroll especially if you stop for dinner at La Paicherrou restaurant where they cook over a wood fire and have live music and dancing in the garden.

On the Quai Paicherrou you will find tennis courts, a beautiful lido with sunbathing terraces and full lifeguard surveillance, and landscaped leisure areas for relaxing on the bank of the river.

- The gastronomic pleasures of the region are celebrated worldwide and Carcassonne has plenty of bistros and restaurants from which to choose. We can direct you to excellent local restaurants where you can explore Occitan cuisine.

Keywords: Townhouse. Traditional charm in a stone built cottage with exposed beams.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
"Perfect place to enjoy a beautiful city"

This house is an absolute gem, situated in a very quiet courtyard, perfect for our little boy to run about in, but almost under the old city walls. It's less than ten minutes walk to the old city gates, and the same into the Bastide, with a brilliant market and great shops. We travelled on public transport so the location was ideal. The house is very comfortable and well equipped, the kitchen has everything you'd need for cooking up the local produce, and we were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived. We would love to go and stay here again.
Oct 2009
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Betty PATIN

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Les Troubadours was created in 2004 by resident owners Amanda & Andy Sheridan and run by them for 8 happy years before deciding to move on to new adventures. The house and business transfers to new owner/managers Martine & Thierry PATIN from January 2013 who, together with the help of their english speaking daughter Betty, will give you a very warm welcome. We wish them every bit as much pleasure and success as we have enjoyed.

Martine & Thierry come to Les Troubadours with a wealth of experience in the hotel and catering industry. They fell instantly in love with Les Troubadours and are looking forward to both a better quality of life for themselves and the opportunity to provide their guests with the warmth of welcome and personalised approach which has made rentals by owners so very popular.

Betty PATIN purchased this townhome in 2012

The South of France, and Carcassonne in particular, has a mediteranean culture and is set in extraordinarily beautiful and varied landscape. Carcassonne itself, despite having city status and being Prefecture town for Aude, Languedoc is actually a small community of only 50k resident population. It retains a strong sense of community founded on the Occitan heritage and traditions which have survived centuries of invasion and retreat. Colourful, magical, and rapidly becoming the cultural beacon of the south, Carcassonne is truly a beautiful place to be.

From Carcassonne we are privileged to enjoy both mountain and seascape within easy reach. Our landscape encompasses every type of outdoor leisure activity from rambling to extreme sports, and of course we have the climate to go with it. Here in the town we enjoy year round cultural and musical entertainment, all within a compact and easily walkable environment:

Les Troubadours itself is located in a surprisingly quiet and tranquil little square where you'll sleep easy all year round. Just a few steps however, will take you out onto the Trivalle and right into the heart of all that Carcassonne has to offer. Come Bastille day (14 July) and you can get an excellent view of our incredible annual firework display culminating in 'L'embrasement' - the burning of La Cité. Be here on the first Sunday in September and you'll be spot on for the annual Trivalle Fete, 'vide grenier' (loft sale) by day and village dinner and dance by evening. The week before christmas could have you iceskating in Place Carnot - with the help of roasted chestnuts and plentiful mulled wine of course. The mad mad month of May is often the scene of 'Lance Beret' and other traditional Occitan games taking place in the rue Trivalle just 25m way. As unpredictable as they are crazy, they have to be seen to be believed! And then of course there is the very bizarre water jousting tournament, not to mention the Spanish festival at the end of August, and the music festival in June when you'll find organ recitals in all the churches and a jazz, folk or rock band tucked into every street corner of La Cité.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 19 traveler reviews

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Heart of Medieval Carcassonne
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews
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Heart of Medieval Carcassonne
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p96369vb
+ +33 (0) 685 532 220 (France)
Carcassonne City Carcassonne area
San Francisco,CA USA
5

PERFECT LOCATION IN CARCASSONNE

  • 5 of 5
This charming apartment situated on a lovely square was perfectly situated to walk and enjoy the amazing medieval town of Carcassonne. The apartment was spotless and well equipped with everything we needed. We had good wireless Internet connection which we do not always find and is most important to us. Amanda was warm and friendly and we enjoyed getting to know her a it. Anyone wishing to visit this area could not find any better accommodations. We would encourage everyone to spend time at Les Troubadours!
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Yes, the WiFi is for real. We have an ADSL line supplied by SFR and I would say the service is excellent.
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Heart of Medieval Carcassonne
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p96369vb
+ +33 (0) 685 532 220 (France)
Carcassonne City Carcassonne area
Australia
5

CHARMING

  • 5 of 5
Charming cottage in perfect location. Very clean. Amanda is a lovely and helpful hostess. We were there for just 3 nights and wished we'd been there a lot longer as we felt home. The cottage was excellently equipped. There was lots of information for the area supplied by Amanda. We definitely will recommend the place to all our friends and will come back when we visit again.
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: 3 nights (2 days) is the absolute minimum you need to enjoy Carcassonne. Just enough to explore the medieval citadel with it's Chateau Comtal and Cathedral, ride on or by the Canal du Midi, experience the market and the Bastide St Louis. However, Carcassonne itself is just the nucleus and most people get bitten by the urge to come back and explore this amazingly diverse landscape crammed full with castles, abbeys, stunning villages, vineyards & chateaux, fishing ports and seaside towns. Several days will let you dip into most aspects, but since this place encourages serious relaxation, you may need a few more too!
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Heart of Medieval Carcassonne
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p96369vb
+ +33 (0) 685 532 220 (France)
Carcassonne City Carcassonne area
Lancaster County PA, USA
5

MORE THAN A FIVE STAR VRBO!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay at LesTroubadours was wonderful. Amanda is an amazing host who goes out of her way to ensure you have an amazing stay in Carcassonne. The other VRBO reviewers that say they would recommend the place to family and friends or return on their own are right on! Even before we arrived she communicated with me on the details of the stay and even provided scenic driving options for our trip. Upon arrival, we toured the beautiful home and were not disappointed. The VRBO pictures do not do the property justice. The home is spotlessly clean and has everything you could need. The courtyard where the house is located is so convenient to all the local attractions and ideal for a glass of wine. Walking to the baker each morning for breakfast was a special treat and visiting the Cite after sundown was breathtaking. Be sure to sample the local cassoulet for dinner, we didn’t have a bad meal during our stay. Amanda was also helpful with the small details like helping us order coffee to our liking, educating us on the local wine and finding a place to do our laundry. She also shared fun insight on the local culture. Amanda helped us plan day trips to visit a local winery and visit the Lastour castles - don't miss this if you are able to make the hike! Additionally, she helped us plan an enjoyable day on a scenic drive through the county visiting castles and heading to Barcelona…she should be a travel agent or tour guide! When I booked Les Troubadours I did so because of the amazing location, fantastic reviews and thorough information on the website. I am so glad that I did - we expected it to be a fantastic place and the results were even better than expected. You cannot go wrong in staying at this VRBO!
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: All that in just 3 days! I do so love to welcome enthusiastic guests, and a bit of a chat beforehand can be invaluable in terms of personalising your stay and getting the most out of your time here.
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Heart of Medieval Carcassonne
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p96369vb
+ +33 (0) 685 532 220 (France)
Carcassonne City Carcassonne area
San Antonio, TX/USA
5

GREAT LOCATION, FABULOUS EXPERIENCE!

  • 5 of 5
I would not only recommend this property to a friend or relative, I'd come back to stay in a heartbeat! The property is beautiful, well maintained, clean, with every modern convenience. It is right below the old city of Carcassonne, just a short walk away from the walled city and castle, and a five minute walk from the Bastide St. Louis. The location is perfect. We would recommend the Adelaide Restaurant in the old city - the food and service were terrific. The Auberge des Lices was also very good. Not within walking distance was the the restaurant at the Chateau de Cavanac. The meal there was terrific as well. Amanda is so welcoming and helpful. It was a joy to meet her and talk with her over a glass of wine while sitting at the cafe table in the courtyard of the property.
  • Submitted: May 13, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: You are not the first to rate The Adelaide, I'm always getting good feedback about them. The Auberge des Lices is consistently good too, also Le Trivalou. As for the Chateau de Cavanac, a taxi ride away but an absolute treat if you enjoy gourmet food and fine wines. There are others too.....and wine tasting courses for aspiring oenologists. Just ask!
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Heart of Medieval Carcassonne
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p96369vb
+ +33 (0) 685 532 220 (France)
Carcassonne City Carcassonne area
Saskatoon, Canada
5

A FABULOUS FAMILY TRIP TO CARCASSONNE

  • 5 of 5
Our family of four had a wonderful time in Carcassonne. Amanda picked us up at the train station and got us settled in the wonderful little house. She was a fantastic host! The house is located within easy walking distance of the castle (even for a six year old). It is clean, cozy and welcoming and made a great base for exploring. We spent several days happily wandering through the castle and the town. We hope to go back again and spend more time exploring the country around Carcassonne. We recommend this house very highly and we plan on staying here again the next time we are in Southern France.
  • Submitted: May 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Love to have you back, anytime. Lots of my guests have come for a short visit to see the Cite of Carcassonne, and realised just how much more there is to explore in Languedoc Rousillon. We don't just have an amazing history to share, we have an incredibly rich and diverse natural landscape too.
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Heart of Medieval Carcassonne
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p96369vb
+ +33 (0) 685 532 220 (France)
Carcassonne City Carcassonne area
Chandlers Ford Eastleigh Hampshire England
5

OUR HOLIDAY IN CARCASSONNE SEPT. 2011

  • 5 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay at Les Troubadours it was very relaxing, the property was very clean and well maintained. Amanda made us feel very welcome and was very helpful with places to see and eat. We especially enjoyed our evening at the 'Fete du Trivelle'. which was a local celebration in the square outside, the people were very friendly and made a perfect beginning to our holiday. It was especially lovely to be picked up and dropped of at the airport by Amanda. The listing description and listing photos were accurate. Our favourite resturant was the 'Adelaide' in the old city, well worth a visit, the staff were very friendly and attentive. Carcassonne was everything we hoped it would be and hope to return sometime in the future,
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing

Map

Nearest Airport
6.5 Kilometres
Carcassonne en Pays Cathare
Nearest Train
1.5 Kilometres
Carcassonne SNCF
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A61 Autoroute de Deux Mers
Nearest Beach
6 Kilometres
Lac Cavayere Leisure Resort
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Kilometres
Le Pas Sage
Nearest Ski
75 Kilometres
Camurac/Les Monts D'Olmes - Pyrenees
Nearest Golf
1.5 Kilometres
Carcassonne Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Le Trivalou
Car: not necessary

400m from Unesco world heritage site La Cité de Carcassonne. 1km from Unesco world heritage site, Canal de Midi. Bathing lake resort and tree top adventure Parc with high wires and tyroleans 5kms (shuttle bus service).

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Carcassonne City Townhome Rental Rates

Notes

  • From €75/nt - €450/wk
  • Euros
  • Nov - Mar (exc Xmas) .. Euro75/night .. euro450/week.
  • Apr - Jun & Oct, Xmas .. Euro85/night .. Euro550/week.
  • Jul - Sep .. Euro100/night .. Euro675/week.
  • Prices calculated in Euro.
  • Paypal accepted. Minimum stay value 3 nights. Additional adults 10Euro per night.
  • 25% deposit secures your reservation. Balance payment not less than 8 weeks
  • before holiday start date. Security Deposit of 200Euro on arrival.

Amenities

Carcassonne City Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Linens Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Double Beds (1) Standard UK double (140cm/4ft6inch wide) with head and foot board., Twin or Single Beds (1) 90cm/3ft) solid pine frame bed - suitable for adults and children., Baby Cribs (1) Actually a travel cot with self contained mattress, conforms to European safety standards. Cotton fitted sheet, cotton flat sheet, and fleece blanket provided.,
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Books
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • playground
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • tennis
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • cross country skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • snowboarding
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • cycling
Notes:
Off street in a very quiet traffic free square overlooking trees and a fountain.

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