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Catherine MAURER

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, french

House with garage at the foot of the walled city of Carcassonne

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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La Cité Médiévale House Rental Photos and Description

Superb view over the medieval town, shaded inner courtyard, 2 double bedrooms

At the foot of the Chateau, with an unimpeded view of the Cité, you can revisit the spirit of the Middle Ages in a completely renovated house with all modern conveniences. A completely fitted kitchen adjoins the living room which has a sofa bed sleeping 3 and leads onto the courtyard. On the first floor are two bright and airy bedrooms and a bathroom: the blue bedroom with a double bed leads out to a balcony with a view over the 'Ile de la Cité': the green bedroom has two single beds with a view over the Cité.

You can reach the centre of Carcassonne and the walled Cité on foot. A variety of shops nearby.

To get to Carcassonne: You can fly to Carcassonne by Ryanair from London, Shannon, Liverpool, Nottingham, Dublin, Cork and Charleroi (34 miles from Brussels). There is a shuttle service which takes you to Carcassonne town centre.

Getting around in Carcassonne: The shuttle service which passes the house will take you to Carcassonne town centre.

The TOUC service (from May to October) offers you free use of small electric vehicles allowing you to travel freely around the town centre.

The Medieval Cité is a cosmopolitan area where a large variety of shops are open at all hours.

It is also a place to meetings, to exchange opinions, and to escape from the humdrum.

Carcassonne town centre, called the Bastide of Saint Louis, is linked to the Medieval Cité by the old bridge which spans the river Aude. The town centre is 15 minutes away on foot. The 'Ile de la Cité' which lies between the two sites, is an ideal place for jogging or for simply strolling along the river banks while admiring the surrounding scenery (The fortress of Carcassonne).

The Medieval City-Activities: The city of Carcassonne, built on the right bank of the river Aude, is Europe's biggest fortress. It consists of a fortified central area, the Chateau Comtal, (can be seen from the house), and double surrounding ramparts: the outer ramparts, which have 14 towers, are separated from the inner (24 towers) by fortified walls.

Other must sees are the Porte Narbonnaise, the Basilique Saint Nazare, the Chateau Comtal and numerous museums.

City attractions:

The 'petit train'.

The Festival of the Cité (Dance, Theatre, classical music concerts, jazz and other styles.

The festival of the Bastide (town centre) from 5 to 30 of July.

Illumination of the Cité (Fireworks show) on 14 July.

Cité jousting tournament from the 7 to 29 August.

Spanish week (street theatre and entertainments) from 21 to 24 August.

Carcassonne fair (feria) from 22 to 24 August..

Water jousting in September in the harbour of the Canal du Midi.

The Magic of Christmas in December, in the place Carnot.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Catherine MAURER (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french


based on 22 traveler reviews

House with garage at the foot of the walled city of Carcassonne
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay in Carcassonne with a real French feel. Right beside La Cite without being surrounded by other tourists and within easy walking distance of the town centre as well. House was of a very high standard, lovely little courtyard, well shaded from the heat. Electric fans in each room, really welcome in the 30°C plus temperatures. Short taxi from airport, and we had a lovely relaxing week. Can't imagine a better place to stay in Carcassonne.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Perfect, just perfect

  • 5 of 5

My partner, myself and our two dogs have just returned home after spending a wonderful week in this beautifully renovated, well equiped, perfectly located house you couldn't wish for anything better. Thank you so very much to Catherine and Jean-luc for making us feel welcome and for your lovely wine. We will certainly be recommending this property for friends and family, an absolute must.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Lovely Holiday, Lovely House

  • 5 of 5

We have rented a few properties around the Limoux area before, but never in Carcassonne. As we spend most of our time travelling to Le Lac de Cavayere and the coast - Leucate area, Carcassonne made sense as a base.

As it happened the house exceeded our expectations. Everything was catered for, and the house was beautiful - both in facilities and decor. We had some lovely evening walks up into La Cite - although bring your walking shoes as the cobbles are hard on the feet. My son & daughter (12 & 7 respectively) have a lovely time, and their room was great.

I would like to thank Catherine & Luc for such a lovely holiday, for letting us use their property, and for making us feel so welcome from arrival to leaving. We hope to visit again sometime soon.

Jeremy, Natalie, Sam & Molly Grove

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Stylish, comfortable house with wonderful views.

  • 5 of 5

The description doesn't really do the property justice. It is a lovely house, tastefully decorated and well equipped. The courtyard is larger than the photos suggest and is a very pleasant place to eat or just chill. The balcony of the bedroom at the rear of the house is also a bonus. We were lulled to sleep at night by the sound of the Aude tumbling over the weir a few hundred yards away.

The owner, Jean Luc, was waiting for us when we arrived and couldn't have been more helpful, showing us around the house and telling us of the many things we could do and see on our holiday. The thoughtful gifts of wine and groceries were very welcome and much appreciated..

I would recommend this property to anyone, with the proviso that, if you go during Festival time, it can get a little noisy in the evenings.

Carcassone is a lovely city to explore. Lots of places to eat, with Le Trivalou Restaurant on rue Trivalle (very close by) one of our favourites.

Finally, our security deposit was returned to us on the day of our departure.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Chilled stay in well equipped house

  • 5 of 5

Good location, nicely decorated and well equipped house. Highlights included walking about in old city, getting bus to lac de cavayerre and taking the train to dinosaur museum at Esperaza.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
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The best!

  • 5 of 5

This must be the best location for staying in Carcassonne. The owners - Catherine

and Jean Luc maintain a lovely and clean residence and the views are to die for. The attached garage is invaluable for car drivers, but the location is such that being without a vehicle is no hardship. The extra touch of wine and groceries were appreciated and consumed with our thanks, and the weather was great


Austin and Audrey Connor

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
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Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review. We wish you an happy settling in your new house in the south of France. Catherine et Jean Luc
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Nearest Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Car: not necessary

Visit the medieval city of Carcassonne on foot. Witness the Cité Festival in July, be in the best seats for the fireworks 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)

Other Activities: Accrobranches course


Rates & Availability

La Cité Médiévale House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 6
Aug 28 2016 - Sep 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Rate 3
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Rate 2
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
Rate 4
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 7 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $0
Refundable damage deposit $223

Payment must be made in euros. A security deposit of 200 € is required at the beginning of the stay, this will be returned after the condition of the property has been checked at the end of the stay and keys have been returned. Where damage has been found, a sum will be deducted from the deposit according to the extent of the damage caused.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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La Cité Médiévale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (terraced)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • FR: Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Unimpeded view of the walled Cité, this bathroom has a Spanish feel. It is on the first floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The blue bedroom is quiet and light and leads onto a balcony with a view of the Ile de la Cité. The room is equipped with a 4ft 6 double bed, a large cupboard and heating (a cot is also at your's disposal). The green bedroom is fitted with two single beds, a large cupboard and heating. View of the Cité.These two bedrooms are on the first floor.
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
The house is built on three storeys: on the 2nd floor are the bedrooms and bathroom, on the 1st is a large area with kitchen, dining room and living room leading onto the courtyard. On the ground floor is the entrance with WC, the garage and utility room (with washing machine).

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