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Carcassonne, elegant apartment overlooking central square

Bedrooms 1
Space 409 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

1 bedroom apartment sleeping 2

The apartment is in a listed building overlooking the historic Place Carnot, dating from 1260, with its famous plane trees, fountain, cafes & picturesque market. Fantastic view of everything that takes place in the square. The market takes place Tuesdays, Thursdays, & covers the whole square on Saturdays. Grandstand view of all the festivals and other events. One minute walk from shops, cafes, restaurants, brasseries, ATMs etc. We overlook the town square, though it is mostly traffic free, with just the hubbub of cafes, restaurants and shops. Short walk to the Canal du Midi & the fabulous medieval Cite, & numerous excellent restaurants. 5 minute walk to bus and railway stations. Troubadour is beautifully & comfortably furnished & equipped, in a very French style. The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen and the pantry is well stocked with basics for you. There is also a washing machine and drier.

The apartment is luxurious and romantic, and will have everything that you need.

Further details: Direct flights to Carcassonne from UK, Troubadour is 7 minutes from the airport. Wonderful holiday summer or winter (heating is included) -& you don't need a car.

Local festivals - the summer: The Carcassonne Festival takes place throughout July, both in the Cité and in the Bastide St. Louis. Many of the events take place in the Place Carnot and can be viewed from the apartment. The programme contains opera, dance, theatre, jazz, salsa, country and western and other concerts, folklore, street-theatre and comedy. If you don't fancy a rock concert in the Place Carnot, go up to the Cite for some opera. In August a re-enactment of the days of the troubadours takes place. Knights and horses in full costume, along with processions of jugglers, acrobats, mime artists, gymnasts, dancers and musicians will entertain you with jousting and processions. There is an organ festival that takes place from mid-June to mid-September, with concerts on the famous organ at the Basilica of Saint-Nazaire in the Cite. And on Bastille Day (14th July) there is a truly spectacular firework display - the Cité looks as though it is being set on fire with 25 minutes of fireworks.

Local festivals - the rest of the year: There is a Christmas market in the Place Carnot with a stage, a skating rink (3 euros an hour!) with a huge ice spectacular one of the evenings, artificial icicles on the fountain, and artificial snow on Christmas trees and the wooden stalls. There is a huge ferris wheel with views of the town and Cite just outside the Bastide walls, sledging, trampolines, fireworks and many other activities including the Foie Gras fair the Sunday before Christmas. It is quite magic, and clients who have been there over Christmas have been enchanted.

There are three big fairs in Carcassonne during the year, on 6th March, 6th September and the Fair of Ste Catherine on 25th November. These fairs are huge events, with crafts and produce from the region and elsewhere. The Dame Carcas Pig Fair is at the beginning of March and at the end of March there are the antique fairs. The flea market takes place in September each year in the streets of La Trivalle, the district directly underneath the Cite.

Troubadour is a 1 bedroom apartment with a bathroom with bath, basin & WC, & spacious living room with ample kitchen area at one end. It is a classy apartment with quality furniture and equipment, & extras such as Egyptian cotton sateen bed linen, goose down pillows (synthetic available for allergy sufferers), silk curtains, towelling bathrobes & much more. The bedroom is romantic, with off-white painted French furniture and a lacy half tester above the bed. Living room furniture includes a comfortable elegant sofa, beautiful cabinet, & traditional polished inlaid wooden dining table with tapestry chairs. There are beautiful mirrors & prints around the rooms, all contributing to the general effect of a smart Parisian apartment. There is a stunning view over the Place Carnot. There is a modern bathroom, & utility room with washing machine and drier. All windows overlook the Place Carnot & have traditional shutters. Ideal for a romantic holiday, or as a base to explore provincial France.

More Details

Kaye Shilling
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in La Bastide Saint-Louis in Carcassonne

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 409 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Not suitable for children
  • Please use place mats on the dining table.
  • Close windows when not at home to keep birds out.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom has white bath, basin and WC, and white tiles. There are towelling bathrobes, and the towels are bath-sheet size and good quality. A matching face cloth is provided. We also provide shampoo, conditioner and body wash for your convenience.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • The bedroom is romantic & luxurious. It overlooks the Place Carnot. The bed has beautiful white Egyptian cotton sateen sheets & duvet, with two sets of pillows per person: a large square continental pillow & a standard pillow, all of Hungarian goose down, (synthetic pillows available). Pillows have Oxford pillowcases. There is a beautiful half-tester above with lacy curtains. There are pretty little French bedside cabinets & 'frou-frou' bedside lamps. All furniture is traditional distressed off-white painted style. The French style bedhead has a wooden frame & cane back (see photograph). Other furniture includes a dressing table and mirror, & a beautiful Louis XV style cane-backed chair in white & burnished gold. There is a large ornate mirror in a similar distressed style. The bedroom is painted buttermilk with a blue and cream frieze. There is a full-width cream silk curtain with a large ornate tie-back.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis
The apartment is suitable for the elderly and infirm as long as they are able to climb to the second floor. The staircase is easy with shallow steps and a robust traditional iron bannister. There is no lift. The washing machine and drier are in the utility room, not the kitchen. Heating is provided by convector heaters and is very effective. Air-conditioning is provided by a mobile air-conditioning unit and is also very effective. Other electrical items provided: electric kettle, Nespresso coffee machine, stick mixer, electric toaster PARKING Parking is available in the street but is limited to one hour during working hours and is metered. It is free outside these hours. There are several free car parks very near and also three large secure underground car parks (also very near) and a 24/7 swipe card (our preferred option). A detailed map is sent showing location of the apartments, the parking options and much else.


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Carcassonne, elegant apartment overlooking central square
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

Lovely apartment in a central location

  • 5 of 5

Charming apartment overlooking lively Place Carnot with its cafes and restaurants. Short walk to railway station and the Cite’. The apartment was comfortable and had every convenience one might desire.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Location in a lovely city

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely four night stay in Carcassonne visiting the old city and castle, a boat trip on the Canal du Midi and plenty of bars and restaurants.

The traditional french apartment is ideal for two people, perfectly located, clean and includes everything and more than you could ask for ask for. Special thanks to Kaye the owner who sent us useful information before hand and kept in touch throughout. Worth noting the apartment door is on the next floor from the key box.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A pretty apartment in central location

  • 5 of 5

I chose this attractive apartment because of its position in the middle of Carcassonne, busy with everyday life and not as crowded and touristy as properties in 'Le Cite'. The flat is very well equipped and French-looking, with comfortable sofa and bed (very important!) It was just what we needed, close to lots of attractions and handy for the station and canal. We explored locally and with public transport for the first few days then hired a car and travelled much further afield, seeing amazing views and scenery. I would certainly recommend it as a base to visit this lovely region of France.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, convenient, all the comforts of home, great detailed instructions about everything.

  • 4 of 5

This lovely classic French apartment was even more than I expected. I even embraced the stairs as great exercise . . . grateful for the timed light switch in the hallway that always guided me safely to the door. For me, I love the creature comforts & every room in this apartment had exactly what I needed presented with beauty & elegance.

There was a concert both Friday & Saturday nights in Place Carnot when I was renting the apartment. It's probably a good idea to check what concerts will be there because you are virtually right across from the stage. You have the best seat in the house to view the show from the windows & the music is so loud it vibrates the windows so you'll need to love it. The music ran until about midnight & then it got much quieter.

Overall, a wonderful experience & the landlady was very helpful & supportive. She went out of her way to make sure the apartment was ready for me.

Sending Deep Appreciation & Blessings to Kaye!!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tess for your review. We do try to accommodate our guests needs whenever possible. We were lucky that it wasn't a problem when you asked to change your dates-- we always aim to please if we can. Delighted that you enjoyed your time in our home away from home and we hope to see you again some time. Travel safely.
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Perfect location for a taste of France

  • 5 of 5

A great property to be right in the middle of French life. A very comfortable efficient apartment everything to hand and all fixtures and fittings to a good standard.You could not wish for more lots of useful information left in a folder, which enabled us to explore the area.Stayed for 5 days wish we had longer.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. We really work hard to give our guests a special experience in France. It is our home away from home, and we want our guests to have that feeling also. We love our little foot hole in France and hope our guests do too! Cheers Kaye
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Brilliant location right in the centre of the town

  • 4 of 5

A small bijou apartment right on the central square. Great atmosphere and a lot of history. Plenty of cafe's restaurants and bars for watching the world go by. The apartment is comfortable and has all you could need. The nights can be noisy but to be expected from such a central location. Carcassonne is a great location for a short break and the apartment excellent value or money. The owner is really helpful and couldn't do more to ensure a great stay including a lovely bottle of wine in the fridge. Thanks for a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to review our apartment. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. One way of helping with any noise at night , is making sure that you close the shutters once you want to retire. During the day, the windows on to the square give you a lovely overview of French life. We hope to see you again in our home way from home.
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Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Salvaza Airport, Carcassonne
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Kilometres
The Celt
Nearest Ferry
900 Kilometres
Le Havre
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Golf Club de Carcassonne
Nearest Train
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Kilometres
Le Saint Roch
Nearest Ski
160 Kilometres
Masela (Catalan Pyrenees)
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Lac de la Cavayere

Step straight into French provincial life in our beautiful apartment. The apartment is right in the centre of Carcassonne's Bastide St. Louis, and just a short walk from many sights, including the fairy tale medieval Cité and the Canal du Midi. By far the best place in town to stay for the Christmas festivities, overlooking the beautiful ice rink, icicle-covered fountain and pretty Christmas market. Grandstand view of Ice Spectaculars and the illuminations each evening at dusk. Numerous restaurants and cafés in the square itself and around. Boulangeries, pharmacies, supermarket, ATMs in the square. Easy train ride to other towns - Toulouse, Narbonne, Albi, Limoux and many more. In the summer take a half hour bus ride to a popular recreational lake nearby. Car not necessary but if you have one explore the Cathar castles and the vineyards of Languedoc (coaches go to both in the summer), the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean coast.

Other Activities: canal trips


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £33.63
Damage Deposit £84.08

This apartment and the building is a no smoking property.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.