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Carcassonne 11000 France

Listing # 38361

Rates From EUR 1400 Monthly
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Spacious bright penthouse calm terrace in centre of Carcassonne's renaissance bastide

This wonderful downtown apartment is within an easy drive of Montpellier, Toulouse, the Pyrenees, the mediterranean and a short bus ride from a Ryanair airport that can take you all over Europe all year around at very low cost. There are schools nearby, French language institutions and much more.

Three bedrooms and two living rooms in light and spacious penthouse in Carcassone's Renaissance Ville Basse (the Bastide de St-Louis). a few minutes' walk from markets, theater and the world-famous Medieval City. South facing private terrace (43 meters square) with a view, minutes to Carcassonne's delicatessens, restaurants, public transport, the cathedral, the town square, and two UNESCO World Heritage Sites. An ideal location for the region with or without a car. 8 minutes walk from SNCF and canal du midi. 15 minute walk to medieval cité. Nearby free car parking. A short drive from some of France's most spectacular scenery, Cathar Castles, Abbes, caves, lakes, sports, and an hour to the coast and like-wise to ski resorts. Equipped like a home from home.

We live in the countryside not far away.

Three bedrooms and two bathrooms, one en-suite with a power shower. Two doubles and a bunk bed room. Two living rooms with office area and a spacious well equipped kitchen/Dining room. Separate laundry. Great wardrobe space reading lamps. Thoughtful, tasteful and comfortable furnishings throughout.

The apartment is suitable for couples with children, groups of friends and also well equipped for baby and is baby safe. It is equally suitable with or without a car.

Air conditioning installed and easy to heat in winter. it is always comfortable. The kitchen is equipped with freezer, large fridge, dish washer, microwave, oven, toaster, mixer. A separate laundry houses a washer dryer. The terrace is furnished and equipped with a barbeque. There are pots of mediterranean herbs for guests to use. Books, magazines and a television are provided with a DVD and video player. There is also a very good broad band connection.

In the winter the people of Carcassonne regularly take to the nearby ski slopes and in the summer to the coast. The apartment has space on the ground floor to store skis. Historical, archaeological and wine destinations are within easy reach.

Toulouse, Barcelona, Andorra, Narbonne, Montpellier and the Mediterranean coast are also popular excursions.
Two minutes from the apartment is the bus stop for the Carcassonne airport shuttle. From here are regular cheap departures to Irish cities of Dublin, Shannon, Cork, Belgium’s Brussels and in the UK, Liverpool, East Midlands, London. The apartment is an hours drive from Toulouse Blagnac.

The region is known in France for its unspoiled and diverse beauty.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
150 Sq. Meters
Suited for
6 people
Property Type
Apartment or Condo


Available from Tuesday, January 2, 2018 until Friday, January 31, 2020
Minimum Stay
5 day(s)
Flexible With Dates
Comments on Dates
Prices vary according to season and length of stay
*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Carcassonne
Postal Code - State or Province 11000 Languedoc-Roussillon
Country France
Neighborhood Keywords Carcassonne city, Bastide de St-Louis, Ville Basse, Languedoc
Closest University Toulouse
University nearby Montpelier, Perpignan

Rental Price:

EUR 1400 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
Prices vary according to length of stay and season. Price quoted is for winter months.
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Woods
  • Near Shops
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Mountains
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Second Home
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Off Campus
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Historical Home
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Baby Furniture
  • Other: South facing private terrace


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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We have been living in Ocitannia since 1997 and are renovating the castle of St Ferriol. We enjoy our sabbatical homes clients in the holiday homes that are part of our livelihood. James is a historian and takes historic tours around the castles and abbeys of this beautiful lost corner of France. Our village overlooks a big forest and a cultivated valley with the famous Rennes le chateau on the next hill. It is a richly beautiful region and there is lots of interesting quirky local life as well as the iconic sites of Carcassonne and Montsegur and the Mediterranean mountains and the Pyrenees. We are close to mountains and Med and the cities of Barcelona, Toulouse and Montpellier. We are fond of dogs and cats and have one and a young son. We also enjoy our large herb garden and encourage our visitors to use it and be wowed by the views like we are.



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My wife and I are just concluding a six week stay at the Carcassonne penthouse, and we really have nothing but good things to say about it.

I'm not sure there is a better location anywhere in Carcassonne. The penthouse is perhaps 30 meters from the main pedestrian street that runs from the train station, which is itself accessible with a short walk, perhaps 10 minutes at most. It's about two blocks from Place Carnot, where sidewalk cafes surround a square with a picturesque fountain and the wonderful farmers' market takes place several times each week. We're also within walking distance of La Cité, the medieval hilltop for which Carcassonne is probably best known. (We're glad to be staying outside of that area, however — it's a bit too touristy for our tastes.) We've discovered a number of wonderful restaurants within a few blocks of the apartment and I'm already wondering how we will cope without having our favorite bakery, Boulangerie Noez at 57 rue de Verdun, just two-and-a-half blocks away.

The penthouse itself is roomy and bright, with windows on the north, south, and west sides. For those that need it, the WiFi Internet connection is robust and fast at over 8 Mbps download. The kitchen is fully furnished and, while we didn't get to use the patio very often — yes, winter even exists in the south of France — we enjoyed it immensely when the weather allowed.

All in all, we've had a very pleasant stay, and after six weeks it has really come to feel like home.

Excellent Jay 3/13/2013 1:48:00 AM