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Carcassonne, elegant apartment overlooking central square



Updated: 11-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

1 bedroom apartment sleeping 2

The apartment is in a listed building overlooking the historic Place Carnot 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. Bear in mind that being right in the town centre it can sometimes be noisy. Short walk to the Canal du Midi & the fabulous medieval Cite, & numerous excellent restaurants. Very near bus and railway stations. Troubadour is beautifully & comfortably furnished & equipped, in a very French style. It is luxurious and romantic.

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 luxury apartment with a bathroom with bath, basin & WC, & spacious living room with ample kitchen area one end. It is a luxury 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 very 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. As with the other apartments there is a stunning view over the Place Carnot. There is a brand new bathroom, & utility room with washing machine. All windows overlook the Place Carnot & have traditional shutters. Ideal for a romantic luxury holiday

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Kaye Shilling
Member since: 2015
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11 January, 2017

3 Reviews

4.3/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


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: Jun 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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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Stay in Carcassonne

  • 4 of 5

A lovely little apartment overlooking Le Place Carnot. The square is full of little cafes and bars and is a lovely place to while away a few mornings or afternoons. The apartment is a short walk away from the walled city which is a must see and probably most peoples reason for visiting Carcassonne.

However the newer part of the town is also well worth spending some time in it is less touristy and properly French with lots of interesting shops, squares and architecture. The Canal Du Midi is just across town and a trip up or down the canal is a lovely way to spend an afternoon and quite reasonably priced. All in all we had a great time here and would recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a great apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from a short stay in Troubadour, a beautiful apartment overlooking the main square in Carcassonne. The situation is brilliant, and we could not have chosen a more perfect apartment. It was ideal to be able to explore the town and then come back to our own little piece of France to relax and enjoy a glass of Blanquette de Limoux, the local bubbly, thoughtfully provided by the owners. The decor and equipment in the apartment has been carefully chosen and is all of superb quality, as you can see from the photographs, which really do not do it justice. As well as being beautiful, the apartment is very cosy and welcoming. The square below is a hive of activity, particularly on market days, and if you want to visit an archetypal French market, this is it. There are numerous cafes, restaurants and brasseries around the square, and we were spoiled for choice when looking for somewhere to eat out. The Cite is a short walk away and the railway station just a five minute walk up the road. We were not there for long enough to visit any of the places suggested by the owners but there are clearly many places within easy reach by train. We will definitely plan a return visit before too long, and make sure we are in this fantastic apartment long enough to explore beyond Carcassonne itself.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Salvaza Airport, Carcassonne at 3 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : The Celt at 0.1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Le Havre at 900 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Golf Club de Carcassonne at 3 Kilometres Nearest Train : Carcassonne at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A61 at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Le Saint Roch at 0.1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Masela (Catalan Pyrenees) at 160 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lac de la Cavayere at 12 Kilometres

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 and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
18 May 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid Season
1 Sep 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low Season
3 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Chritmas/New Year
15 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Cleaning £60

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Updated: 11-Jan-2017


Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • 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 Area


  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo


  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • city centre
  • town


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 38 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom has white bath, basin and WC, and white tiles with a pretty blue and white frieze half way up. There are towelling bathrobes, and the towels are bath-sheet size and good quality. A matching face cloth is provided.


  • 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 also a pretty cushion & attractive blue throw on the bed. 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.


  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome


  • 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, coffee filter machine, stick mixer, electric toaster PARKING Parking is available in the street but i 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) at 20 euros for the week 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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