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Carcassonne Cite Townhouse with terrace/ Oak framed Loggia

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Two bedrooms, Two bathrooms, Roof terrace with Oak framed Loggia

Luxury 2 bedroom Town House in quiet Street. Sleeps 2 to 4. Shaded roof terrace with Oak framed Loggia and great views over Carcassonne. Contemporary well equipped Oak Kitchen with Granite worktops. Separate utility room with washing machine & Tumble dryer.

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. Fully fitted Oak kitchen with Granite worktops.

Friendly English owners living locally offering free pick up from Carcassonne airport or train station.

All inclusive prices with no hidden charges.


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

Jason or Annette Carr
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2018


La Cité Médiévale House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Heated towel rail
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Heated towel rail
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bedroom has en suite bathroom, wardobe, full length mirror,
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Full length mirror, wardrobe, bed side cabinets
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • 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
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Carcassonne Cite Townhouse with terrace/ Oak framed Loggia
average rating of 4.888889 based on 36 reviews
New Mexico, USA

Rave Reviews for Trivalle Distric Apt

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful townhouse in the Trivalle district of Carcassonne has everything one could need or want in a holiday rental -- right down to the picnic basket and day trip cooler. The flat is very well equipped and beautifully fitted out, including a lovely top level eating area for warm summer evenings. The washer/dryer are a plus for long-term visitors. The neighborhood has bakeries, restaurants, wine shops, newsstands and, of course, the La Cite (all within easy walking distance). The 'newer old city' (Bastide) is a pleasant 10 minute walk -- the pleasantries of a city neighborhood without the hussle & bustle of the heavy traffic. Owner is the perfect landlord -- there when you need him, absent when things runs smoothly (which they do because he has prepared this property very well) ... he lives nearby. You and your family cannot ask for a more pleasant holiday rental."

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2009
  • Stayed: January 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sue & Steve were our first American guests & so we are really pleased they enjoyed their holiday & found everything they needed for a one month stay. As a result of their visit we now offer free wi-fi internet access in the house.
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Perfect Spot

  • 5 of 5

Apartment Cezanne was in the perfect position for us for visiting both the old city and the new. It is also in walking distance of the railway station, the canal midi and the river Aude. This was useful as we didn't hire a car for the week we were there. Inga picked us up from the airport as well, although it is not far by taxi. The apartment has a wonderful view of the castle ramparts from both the lounge and one of the bedrooms. It is situated in a quiet street with a selection of restaurants in the next street of which we visited a couple that were very nice. The apartment was spacious and had everything we needed, all in all a very memorable stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: To avoid any confusion this review has actually been written for our two bedroom apartment Cezanne which is in the same street. We own the apartment with friends Inga and Mike.
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Amazing Holiday.... Fantastic Apartment & Hosts

  • 5 of 5

I booked a long weekend stay at the apartment Monet as a surprise for my wife's 30th, and I can honestly say it was amazing from start to finish!

The host, Inga was more than helpful in helping arrange a brilliant stay. We were given a lift from and to the airport which was one less thing to worry about. Inga, is very friendly and welcoming too. On arrival at the apartment I knew I had made the right decision, the location, layout and overall feel of the apartment was perfect for us, and there's a view to match. A travel cot and high chair was provided for our daughter, as well as everything you need for your stay. The location in relation to both the Cité and the new town is great and there are plenty of restaurants close by. There is a small shop around the corner where you can get the basics and fresh bread croissants etc.

We absolutely loved our stay at 'Monet', and can definitely recommend it to anyone...... we can safely say we will be returning!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: To avoid confusion this review has been written for our one bedroom apartment Monet which is in the same street but on a separate advert. We are joint owners with friends Inga and Mike.
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Tranquil place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The property is lovely,clean,well maintained and well equipped. There was 4 of us and the house was big enough for us to all do our own thing when we wanted to.The roof terrace is wonderful to sit out on especially at night,so relaxing and peaceful. The house is only 40 minutes from the Mediterranean sea, the medieval city is lovely I would highly recommend walking around it at night less tourists and you get a feel of how it may have been. My son can't eat gluton but we still found places he could eat at. I would recommend this property to young and old our age range was between 17 and 40.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Customer satisfaction is our priority - we want all our guests to feel at home in our properties and strive to make sure they have the best time possible.
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Great townhome in great location

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for letting us stay in your beautiful 2 bedroom townhome. The distance to the castle was amazing and the apartment was so well appointed with everything we could want or need. I hope to come back soon! The best part of the our stay was a wine tour through Limoux with Wendy at Vin en Vacances and having the lovely townhome to come home and make dinner!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

This has to be one of, if not the best place we have ever stayed!.

We usually rent an appartment for a week in various locations over a Month and in most cases, they are ok.

Well carcassonne was PERFECT. From the time walked in, we felt at home, everything you need is there to the smallest detail.Beautifull towells, Heater on, and the more you look the more you will find all you need..

Close to all, the old city and restaurants to all modern facilities and shops.

Our hosts Jason and Annette were very friendly and very knowledgable about Carcassonne and the region.

They even picked us up to go to an excellent restaurant by (The canal du midi) on our last night. What a treat.

Will be telling all our friends about this one, thanks again

Philippe + Silvia

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2012
  • Stayed: December 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Rue de Trivalle, Carcassonne
Nearest Golf
3.7 Kilometres
Nearest Train
1.7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Rue de Trivalle, Carcassonne
Nearest Ski
85 Kilometres
Mont D'Olmes
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Lake Cavayere (Carcassonne )
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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