About the property
- House968 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights
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.
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).
Jason or Annette Carr
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- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 4, 2018
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Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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Rave Reviews for Trivalle Distric Apt
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."
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.
Super house at the base of Cite walls
This is a really lovely old house which has been sympathetically modernised inside to include everything you could need in a holiday property. Beautifully clean and comfortable we had a marvellous stay and the roof terrace which catches the setting sun was stunning.
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.
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.
Amazing Holiday.... Fantastic Apartment & Hosts
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!
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.
Tranquil place to stay
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.
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Great townhome in great location
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!