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Large luxury house in Carcassonne center with garden (30% off Sep-Oct 2017)

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,121 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom 3.5 bath house with garden, sleeps 9, walk to town & Cité

Beautiful and luxurious stone house in the center of Carcassonne, with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms - perfect for large families or groups of friends.

The traditional 2-story design from the 1860s has been recently updated to offer the best of both worlds. Maison Juliette spans 290 m2 (3000 sq.ft.) of living space. The ground floor includes a newly remodeled kitchen that is fully equipped for gourmet cooking, a dining room that seats 10, two living rooms, plus a half bath. The upper floor includes 4 bedrooms with fireplaces and 3 full bathrooms. Three of four bedrooms can have either single or queen beds. The house sleeps 9 people, with a flexible mix of single and double beds, and no sofabeds.

A freshly landscaped garden offers a beautiful oasis where you can enjoy the outdoors in privacy. The summer kitchen and garden dining area provide a casual and comfortable setting for enjoying meals outdoors.

The Cité is a 1km walk to the east, and the commercial centre of Carcassonne is a 500m walk to the west. Experience a different kind of holiday - luxury in the center of a lively city, an easy walk to everything.

Carcassonne area golf & ski: Carcassonne is ideally located in southwest France, only 45 min. from the Mediterranean beaches, an hour and a half from the Pyrenees ski resorts, and an easy 3-hr drive to Barcelona, Spain.

Most of the ski resorts of the Eastern Pyrenees are easily accessible from Carcassonne: Font Romeu, Les Angles, Andorra and Ax-les-Thermes.

Situated close to the medieval town, the Carcassonne Golf Club well deserves its reputation as a course of international standard. The 18 hole course totals 5800 meters (6280 yds), with a par of 71, and is open all year round.

Carcassonne water sports, cycling and motorcycling: The Aude River, only 100m from Maison Juliette, offers great kayaking. Several companies offer white water rafting and canoeing trips.

Lac de la Cavayère is a small recreational lake just 6km from Maison Juliette. With its sandy beaches, lifeguard-protected swimming areas, fishing, picnic areas, grass walking paths, this lake is a true haven of peace, freshness and delight.

Carcassonne is a wonderful area for bicycling. In fact, many world-class cyclists have chosen to make their home in the area between Carcassonne and Barcelona. Two of the owners of Maison Juliette are cyclists, so please contact us for suggestions on cycling routes in the area.

If you prefer two-wheeled touring with an engine, there are many wonderful motorcycling roads in the area. Three of four owners are also motorcyclists, so we'll be glad to offer you our route maps.

Local events and festivals: Every year, Carcassonne hosts several major festivals - Jazz Week in April, the Festival of Music in June, Festival of the Cité in July, fabulous fireworks on Bastille Day (July 14), Spanish Week in August, Nautical Jousting in September, and a Christmas Festival in December.

More Details

Sue Gordon & Jeannine Gauthier
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch, Phone calls in English only please
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2017

About Sue Gordon & Jeannine Gauthier

Maison Juliette is owned by two California couples: Eric and Jeannine and their good friends, Ian and Sue. Eric grew up in Paris and always dreamed of owning a second home in the south of France. His wife Jeannine was easily convinced of the wisdom of this idea :-), and their enthusiasm soon infected their close friends, Sue & Ian.

Sue Gordon & Jeannine Gauthier purchased this house in 2008

Why Sue Gordon & Jeannine Gauthier chose Carcassonne

We wanted a vacation home in the center of a small city - walking distance shops, restaurants and tourist sights - so we could relax and experience the European pedestrian-centered lifestyle, and our teenagers could be independent but still safe. Carcassonne is friendly city with about 50,000 residents. The Cite is the largest restored castle in all of Europe, attracting three million visitors each year. Carcassonne is far enough south that the weather is temperate all year. The beach is only a 45-minute drive away - unless you count the lake, which the locals call 'Carcassonne Beach' :-).

What makes this house unique

Walk to everywhere! And if you really want a rental car, there's plenty of free on-street parking directly in front of the house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Coming to France for our 20th wedding anniversary was an excellent idea! Brought our 3 girls and were joined by brother and sister for part of the week. Enjoyed lots of things in Carcassonne: La Cité [day & night] O2 Adventure [3 hours of fun & challenge - ropes, zip lines, log walking - WOW!], day trip to Barcelona [3 hr drive], castle tour at La Cité, cooking class at 42 rue Victor Hugo with Peter Woodcock, eating & drinking [Restaurant St. Jean in La Cité, Adalaide next to St. Jean, Jardin en Ville, Chateau de Pennautier, Epi dOvalie pastries, La Mine Celine sandwiches, La Magnac restaurant], cute womens clothes at Chatteak near Place Carnot. Thanks, Eric, for letting us know about your Maison!
Jul 2012
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Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Salvaza Airport at Carcassonne
Nearest Barpub
600 Metres
Many bars/pubs within a 1 km walk
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Golf de Carcassonne (18 holes, 5800m)
Nearest Train
700 Metres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Over 100 restaurants within a 1 km walk
Nearest Ski
100 Kilometres
Font Romeu in the Pyrenees
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Narbonne plage and other Mediterranean beaches
Car: not necessary

Maison Juliette is situated in the heart of Carcassonne, midway between the medieval walled Cité and the Bastide St. Louis, Carcassonne's commercial center. No car is required - enjoy a different kind of holiday in the centre of a lively city.

• The riverbank, with its beautiful walking paths offering views of the Cité is only 100m from the house.

• Numerous restaurants and bakeries are within a 500m walk. An internet cafe is within 300m; the post office is 400m, and several ATMs are within 500m.

• The Canal du Midi, which runs from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, is also just 500m from Maison Juliette.

• There's a small swimming lake (Lac de la Cavayère) just 6 km, with lifeguard-protected swimming area, picnic tables, volleyball courts and zip lines.

• Most popular ways to get to Carcassonne:

1) Fly into Carcassonne airport on RyanAir (UK's budget airline) from Brussels, London/Stanstead and many other UK cities.

2) Fly into Toulouse and take a 1-hour train to Carcassonne, or simply rent a car and drive. The Carcassonne train station is 700m from the house. If you arrive by train with only a small rolling bag, you can easily walk to the house, or catch one of the taxis that line the street in front of the train station.

3) Fly into Barcelona and take a 3-hr train (or drive) to Carcassonne.

4) Fly into Paris, stay a few days to see that beautiful city, and take the 5-hr TGV (high-speed train) to Carcassonne.

5) Combine strategies 2 and 4 - you can often fly into Paris and out of Toulouse (or vice-versa) for about the same cost as a round-trip. Then just take the TGV one-way to/from Paris.


Carcassonne House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3121 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Printer
  • Scanner
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet , Private (en-suite) shower room for master bedroom
    Family bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Double sinks. Blue & green bedrooms have doors to this BA.
    Ground floor WC - toilet , Memorable tile floor & wallpaper in this half bath!
    Rose shower room - toilet , shower , Small private (en-suite) shower room for rose bedroom
  • The ground floor has a half bath (WC) for convenience. The upper floor has three full bathrooms, all remodeled in 2012. The master bedroom has private bathroom with shower enclosure & bidet. The smallest pink bedroom also has a private bathroom with shower enclosure. Finally, there is a large full bath that is shared by the blue & green bedrooms, which includes double sinks, a bidet and tub/shower combination.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Blue bedroom - 1 queen , Fireplace. Bed can convert to 2 singles. Shared bathroom.
    Green bedroom - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Fireplace. Sleeps 3, dbl+single or 3 singles. Shared bath.
    Master bedroom - 1 queen , Fireplace & private bath. Bed can convert to 2 singles.
    Rose bedroom - 1 queen , Fireplace. Private bathroom.
  • Each bedroom has a marble fireplace and a large window opening either to the garden or the street view. Three bedrooms have large (160cm) beds that can be converted to two single beds , so we can easily accommodate a mix of couples and singles. Just let us know your preference when booking. The largest green bedroom can be configured with either a queen-sized bed (160x200) plus a single bed (80x200) or three single beds.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
House has 12 foot (4m) ceilings throughout. Mosaic terrazzo floors on the ground floor; original wood floors in the rest of the house. Wonderful curved wooden doors in library and green bedroom. Double-glazed windows throughout, so house stays cool during the summer and warm during winter.


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Large luxury house in Carcassonne center with garden (30% off Sep-Oct 2017)
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An absolute gem in the South of France

  • 5 of 5

If you're looking for a delightful house in the beautiful South of France, go to Maison Juliette in Carcassonne.

Maison Juliette looked great online and we found it to be even better than we expected. It is a house of grand proportions, fitted out with everything that you need for a comfortable and luxurious holiday. We spent 3 glorious weeks there with our family - 3 generations including a 2 year old -and everyone was able to enjoy the stay. The upstairs bedrooms were easily insulated from the chatter of the delightful but early rising toddler who had plenty of space to play.

Carcassonne is a wonderful and interesting city in itself and Maison Juliette is perfectly placed to explore the new city and the old city and its citadel on foot.

It is also very easy to travel by car from Maison Juliette to the fabulous medieval towns, Cathar castles and beautiful beaches within 1 - 2 hours drive from Carcassonne. We loved: Minerve, Montolieu, Albi, Limoux, Colioure - and many others.

If you're a "foodie", you can access the many Michelin star restaurants within the area - we did and found that they happily catered for a 2 year old as well. We were also able to cook many great family meals at home in the well equipped Maison Juliette kitchen - we put the cookbook (supplied in the house) to very good use during our 3 week soujourn!

We couldn't recommend Maison Juliette more highly. It was a privilege to stay there. 10 stars!!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful old French Colonial home nicely updatrf

  • 5 of 5

It was a lovely home. We had a great time

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful, clean, comfortable well equipped home with an amazing property manager, Goeff, who was professional and so very helpful on many occasions. The location was perfect. It is a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful house. Very well equipped. Central location.

  • 5 of 5

The house could not have been better for our group. It was spacious, well equipped, warm and within walking distance of Carcassonne, both old and new. We were able to sit out in the garden, relax in the living room, and with seven of us never felt cramped in the kitchen. The facilities within the house were excellent. I think all of us would be happy to return.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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A wonderful home...

  • 5 of 5

I had a great time and was completely happy and satisfied with the accommodations. The physical property was just as described in the listing. Everything worked--not one problem. The kitchen is great. The bathrooms are a luxury, especially the abundant hot water. The beds are quite comfy. The location is fantastic. You're within walking distance to just about everything--the castle is a hike, but it can be done. And even if you like a boulangerie across town, you can easily get there and back without a hitch.The town is charming and the markets--several times a week--offer good, fresh produce. The wine is delicious. It's simply a great place to visit and vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ladies long weekend stay

  • 5 of 5

The property is a beautiful 150 year residence. It is perfectly located for both the Medieval city and the old town. Everything has been thought of in this property and we would of wished to stay longer. I would recommend this house to anyone that wishes to visit Carscasonne.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $587.47

Rates above reflect 30% discount for stays in Sep-Oct 2017, discounted from 379 €/night to just 259 €/night.
Discount of 300 €/week offered for 2nd and later weeks offered all year.
Payments via credit card, bank transfer in euros, or checks in USD.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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