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Stunning views of Carcassonne castle ramparts from 1st floor apartment (Cezanne)

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

some of the best views of the Cite from lounge and main bedroom windows

Located at the foot of historic medieval Cite (largest walled medieval city in Europe). Main town 10 mins walk. Close to many restaurants & bars catering for all tastes & budgets. Everything in walking distance, no car necessary, although free parking nearby. 10 minutes from Carcassonne Airport with regular Ryanair flights. 50 minutes from Toulouse Airport (easyjet, Flybe, BA). Mediterranean coast & beaches 40 minutes drive. Excellent golf course 5 minutes. Numerous picturesque circulade villages & Cathar castles under an hour. Upcoming wine region with delicious discoveries on your doorstep. Leisurely cruising, walking or cycling along the Canal du Midi. Ideal central location for exploration or house hunting.

Other Activities: wine tasting

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Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 February, 2018

About The Owner

Having ditched life as medical secretary (Inga) and life in the City of London (Mick) we decided to try something completely different. We moved to the region in 2005 with our youngest daughter (then aged 10) and instantly fell in love with Carcassonne and the surrounding countryside and landscape. We live approximately 20 minutes away, in Montreal, having totally renovated our farmhouse too.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2007

Why The Owner chose La Cité Médiévale

Location, location, location - there are not many properties that offer views of the Cite like this and we instantly fell in love with the building (being no 17 it has a special meaning to us) and the views! We have renovated Cezanne to combine the old world charm with modern living. A few minutes walk and you are within the Cite itself.

What makes this apartment unique

Beams, old floor tiles with terrace at back for outside sitting and dining. A few minutes walk and you are in the heart of a World Heritage Site.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beautiful apartment in a fantastic location. Amazing views of the Cite from the apartment, especially at night when lit up. The Cite is only a very short walk away and has lots of nice restaurants and cafes to try. We usually went there in the late afternoon when the temperatures had dropped a little. Went for some lovely walks in the main town and enjoyed walks along both the river and Canal du Midi. We particularly enjoyed not having to hire a car as lots to do within walking distance. We bought fresh bread every day from a little boulangerie just around the corner of the apartment and there was also a small mini market for other supplies within a few minutes walk. The apartment itself was ideal and in pristine condition. The beds & sofas were very comfortable and the apartment was very well equipped. (Sky TV, DVD, hair dryer, soaps, detergent, electric fan, a stock of basic food supplies) We really appreciated the communication from Inga before arrival which made everything much easier. A big thanks for collecting us from the airport and collecting groceries for us. It just made the whole experience hassle free which is just what you need on a short break. We would definately love to come back next year and explore some more. Would recommend to friends/ relatives without hesitation
Sep 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in La Cité Médiévale in Carcassonne

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower room with shower, wc and wash handbasin, shelf, heated towel rail
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 2 single beds can be pushed together to make king size bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , bed 160cm
  • Bedroom One: overlooking Cite ramparts - king size bed, wardrobe with shelves and drawers under, full length mirror, bedside tables and lamps, electric wall mounted heater, fan
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
Free pick up from Carcassonne airport and train station where possible


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Stunning views of Carcassonne castle ramparts from 1st floor apartment (Cezanne)
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 9 reviews

Wake up to a view of the walls of old Carcassonne

  • 5 of 5

All the reviews we read rhapsodize about the view from the apartment, but we were not prepared for the real thing. The castle is stunning enough when one explores it during a day visit, but the excitement of living right next to it is impossible to imagine. From the right angle, the castle ramparts fill the bedroom window. I took photos of it from the window and could only capture half the length of the walls. The castle is lit until late into the night; it is a dark looming mass at night; it changes with the sun, soft in the morning, more formidable in the day. Forgive the attempt at poetic language, that's what the location will do to one. A not very steep stroll on a sidewalk takes you to a city gate. Alternatively, there is a narrow path that starts in an alley a few houses down the street and winds upwards through a meadow on the hillside under the walls.

Our Cezanne apartment is on the middle floor between two others rented out by the same landlord. The house is on a picturesque street, the kind that demands to be photographed. It is closed by bollards on one side, which means no traffic, but it also means that you either carry your luggage a little ways from the dead end, which is what we did, or back the car in towards the house from the other end. There is no private parking; we found spots on nearby streets, or in a (free) parking lot about five minutes away.

The immediate neighborhood is a network of one-way streets, which makes driving inconvenient, but all essentials are within an easy walk: two small grocery stores (épicerie), one just around the corner; a patisserie/boulangerie; a Tabac; and restaurants. A standard supermarket is located in the "new" Carcassonne. To avoid parking hassles, I walked about 20 minutes, across a pretty old pedestrian bridge and some low-traffic shopping streets, to the main square. It is an interesting stroll, but one does have to carry the groceries back to home. There is a large hyper-marché farther away, but I dislike driving in an unfamiliar city.

In addition to having the stunning view, the apartment is comfortable and well equipped, with terrace even, and definitely spacious enough for three. Mick is a friendly, laid-back host; he was very helpful, at first by email and phone, then later dropped by to check that we were settled OK, to chat, and make sightseeing suggestions.

All in all, we had a wonderful stay in Carcassonne.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from a four day break in Carcassonne staying at the perfectly located Cezanne apartment and had a fabulous time. The apartment was beautifully furnished, very clean and comfortable and very well equipped. Inge was so helpful, getting some groceries in for us upon arrival and even picking us up from the airport; it made the trip so much easier and enjoyable. The apartment is excellently located, just at the foot of the ramparts of the old Cite and a short walk into Carcassone town. I would certainly recommend this apartment (and the one upstairs which we saw) as being well-located, comfortable, and clean with very, very friendly and helpful owners and friends

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Captivating Carcasonne

  • 5 of 5

Spent 3 nights in Cezanne. A well-appointed appart at the foot of the Cite. The king size bed was very comfy and walk-in shower was lovely. The view of the Cite was soooo special.

Met on arrival by the friendly and helpful owners who shared their knowledge of shopping, eating and drinking places as well as must-sees for the first time visitor.

We loved Place Marcou. The quiet pedestrianised street and close proximity of free parking were an added bonus.

Thoroughly recommend, 5 stars!!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wow! What a view

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I spent four nights in the Monet apartment over New Year. We had a great time and the apartment was perfect for what we were looking for. The views of la cite were stunning and all amenities were within walking distance. The apartment was well equipped and very comfortable and modern. We will definitely return

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic location

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic location with amazing views of Carcassonne Castle Ramparts from bedroom and lounge window. Spacious and comfortable apartment, well equipped. Plenty of restaurants nearby and about a mile walk over scenic bridge to new city with supermarkets, railway station, canal trip, more restaurants and plenty of shopping. Inga kindly gave us a lift to and from Carcassonne airport. We recall floor tiling was loose in a couple of areas so apartment may not be suitable for those with small children.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice apartment - nice landslords

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was just as described. Very close to the Castle and lots of good restaurants only a few meters from the apartment. The owners picked us up at the airport - absolutely good customer service. We would like to recommend this property to all we know.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always strive to make sure our guests are relaxed from the moment they arrive to the time they leave and take home lovely memories of their stay.
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Nearest Airport
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
autoroute A61
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Carcassonne Plage (by lake)
Car: not necessary

The Cite is a World Heritage Site and one of the most visited places in France, wine tours, walking, cycling,


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We operate a no smoking policy for the convenience of our guests

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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