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April 2008- not at all crowded and hardly any traffic tho' we understand this is the opposite in July and Aug!!
We had a great week! Property is conveniently located for the citadel, bakers, small grocers and for day trips all around the region. There is a pleasant garden to sit out in with convenient downstairs toilet! The owners are friendly and helpful and there is an info folder and many guides and guidebooks at the appartment. The view from the front is great. Satellite UK TV went down well with the kids! Rooms are clean and spacious with plenty of seating.
Local people are really patient,friendly and helpful.
Day trips we undertook include several other castles, (ask about the money saving tourist 'passport' esp if you have children. We also visited the Dali museum in Figueres Spain, (about an hour drive), and the prehistoric caves at Neaux. The Med is within an easy drive-Collioure is very picturesque. Our favourite place was the four castles at Lastours, (a certain level of fitness required).
We have recommended this property to friends and would definitely like to return sometime.
Excellent séjour d'une semaine. Logement bien situé, très bien équipé, très propre. Rien (de négatif) à dire.
We were delighted with this first floor apartment, which was well equipped and spacious. The standard of cleanliness was excellent.
The location was ideal, within easy walking distance of the sites and restaurants but in a quiet residential street.
The off-road parking is adequate for a small car but was a bit of squeeze for our medium sized rental car, however the parking on the road would not have been a problem.
We have already recommended both apartments to friends and family and would love to return again ourselves.
The only slight negative for us was that we found the matress to be very hard but it didn't prevent us getting a good nights sleep!
The description of the property was accurate, we were not disappointed with our apartment. The kitchen was well equipped and everything was clean and tidy. The television however was very small which was difficult for my friend who has limited eyesight. We could not find any French television but watched BBC 1 & 2.
We felt that the 40 Euros 'laundry charge' was a bit steep and I am still waiting for my £100 deposit to be returned after over a week.
The apartment is in a convenient location for La Cité and we also found the no 4 bus took us to the station for 1Euro each from a stop on the main road where most of the shops were.
I would happily recommend this apartment to a friend or relative.
We enjoyed an excellent lunch on a cruise on the Canal du Midi and explored the Saturday market as well as the medieval city. The cathedral was very impressive.
We stayed in apartment A for 11 days from the 17th August 2012 and had a lovely break with our two children aged 8 and 12. The property is well equipped, very spacious and extremely close to the old city, 5-10 minutes walk at most. We were lucky enough to find that the owners Mick and Ginette were also staying in the ground floor apartment at the time of our trip and they couldn't have made us feel more welcome and relaxed. There's lots to do and see in and around Carcassone and although by no means essential I would recommend having your own car to truely enjoy the area as a whole. Guy & Julie Boorman
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and for a couple of sunny days we just stayed at the apartment and sat in the garden, eating cherries and apricots from the trees in the garden and enjoying blue sky and sunshine.
We stayed in the ground floor apartment and It is really well equipped - with more tupperware than we have at home and every conceivable kitchen gadget you need (and more) for a week away. The only thing we missed was a dishwasher, but then there's no rush.
The bedrooms were comfortable and serviceable though we were spending most of our time in the garden or walking through Carcassonne.
Take some dvds or cds with you as there's a dvd player for the tv and a cd player too. An iPod dock would have been even better.
Everything was very clean and well laid out. There is info there about what you can do in the region, but as we didn't have a car, we couldn't do a lot of these. That said, without a car we did manage to do a fair amount of things.
Self catering tip
There are small shops nearby which are quite expensive for groceries, so best to start your trip with a visit to the supermarket. There's plenty to choose from in the usual French hypermarket type - plus a Lidl if you need it.
Dealing with Mick (the owner in Britain) via email and post was really easy and so many thanks to him and his wife for their great service.
What to do
Being so close to La Cite was great - only 5 minutes stroll and you were walking up to the medieval walls. If you can go in the early evening La Cite is at its best as most of the day time tourists have gone.
We can recommend Cafe Le Saint Jeans which has a great view of the castle in La Cite. Fixed price menus were very reasonable and the staff fairly attentive.
A walk around the city walls is a must and a great way to orientate yourself, though walking through La Bastide - the lower city is good too.
We took a canal boat trip on the Canal du Midi which was great (leaves from near the station). We also went to Narbonne by train, though missed the connection for the bus to the beach which was a shame. Narbonne itself can be seen in a couple of hours.
Carcassone airport is small and crowded, but the bus to and from the airport is timed to match the departures. There's nothing to do after security except sit and wait, so no shopping or cafe.