Carcassonne is a medieval marvel in France and makes for an interesting visit for any traveller. The walled city has magnificent architectural delights for you to admire and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It looks straight out of a fairytale with its castle-like structures and its cobblestone-lined streets with narrow winding alleys. The city has some fabulous views and skylines to offer. Not only that, it is lush with stunning mountains and vineyards. In and around the city, you’ll find a plethora of small cafes and restaurants serving delicious food to satiate your hunger pangs.
The city mostly experiences a heavy footfall of visitors in the summer season. For a less crowded experience, consider visiting in the winter.
Explore some of the most amazing properties you can avail as accommodation during your stay there.
Hotel Espace Cite is known for its lovely location, excellent service, and friendly staff. It also has free parking and allows pets at additional charges. It is well connected and easy to reach, and only 10 minutes from the airport, 200 m (656 ft) from the city centre, and 500 m (1,640.42 ft) from Midi Canal.
Guest Experience: “Ideal location, friendly welcome and an excellent breakfast. Very comfortable bed and everything you need in the room. This was my third stay at the hotel and I would be more than happy to come again if the opportunity arises.”– Gene, UK (Booking.com)
Just a few steps away from the main gates of the old city, Hotel I'Aragon offers a breathtaking view of the fort from the rooms. It also has an outdoor pool available for guests.
Guest Experience : “Location is excellent, just few steps away from main gates to old city of Carcassonne. Easy to get to by car, they have parking by hotel. Very friendly and helpful staff. View from the windows are stunning overlooking the fort. Very quiet at night…. Breakfast is very good. Would recommend to stay here!” – Nalah, USA (Booking.com)
Located in an 18th century building, this hotel overlooks the castle towers. They offer packed lunches, car and bicycle rentals, and have a gift shop on-site. They also allow pets at an additional charge. The hotel is well known for its great food and excellent hospitality. Cancellation on bookings is also free of cost.
Guest Experience : “This hotel is perfectly situated for exploring both the medieval citadel and the town of Carcassonne. The owners were extremely friendly and helpful; the room we stayed in was a Garden View room which did indeed have a lovely view of the garden - but it also had a stunning view of the citadel too. The room had been very recently refurbished and was clean and very comfortable. We didn’t take up the offer of breakfast, as there is a perfect patisserie right across the road, which does gorgeous pain au chocolate, as well as lovely sandwiches which are great for taking with you for lunch. In terms of value for money, location, friendliness, comfort and cleanliness you couldn’t do much better than this hotel” – Sally, England (TripAdvisor.com)
This property features an indoor, heated swimming pool on the third floor as well as a restaurant and bar on the fourth floor. All rooms at the Hotel Des Trois Couronnes are equipped with a minibar and some also have a private balcony with a view of Carcassonne’s medieval citadel. It also allows pets on request and features a chapel.
Private parking costs EURO 10 a day.
Guest Experience : “The hotel is modern and located 20 mins walk from the city. It stands on the banks of the river and has a superb view. The staff were friendly and helpful and the accommodation and facilities very good including free wifi. We had dinner in the hotel which we enjoyed particularly as the restaurant on the 4th floor had views of the floodlit citadel. Breakfast was in the same restaurant and on a buffet basis. There was a coach party staying at the hotel plus other groups from many countries so the restaurant was busy. The hotel has an underground car park for which there is a charge but we parked in a small free car park opposite.” – Jeff, UK (Booking.com)
Hotel Montmorency is one of the more luxurious properties around the city. It offers an outdoor pool, a hot tub, a hammam, and a spa and wellness centre. The property also has a bar on site. They offer babysitting services to their guests as well. It is well connected to the airport, the bus stop, and the new city. But be prepared to shell out more for this one!
Guest Experience : “We arrived much too early for check-in but were greeted by a very friendly receptionist who told us our room would be ready in 45 minutes and we could leave our luggage there. When we got back the room was indeed ready so we checked in and went to our lovely clean and comfortable room. Compared to other rooms in the area I thought it was quite large and it certainly had almost everything we could want for a lovely stay. The only thing missing was facilities to make tea or coffee in the room. The pool and hot tub were excellent and lovely and warm and a real bonus. This is our second stay at this hotel and would definitely stay there again and highly recommend it. The location couldn’t be better being just outside the walls of the Cite and within easy reach of the town center.“ – Sally, England (TripAdvisor.com)
La Bastide Saint Martin, located around 5 km (3.1 mi) away from the main city, offers comfortable and quiet rooms. They offer free parking and have an outdoor pool and a huge garden for guests to relax in. Pets are not allowed at this property.
Guest Experience : “Fabulous friendly hotel. Group of 10 friends stayed and couldn’t have been happier. Lovely relaxing atmosphere with pretty gardens and pool. Breakfast was great typically French. Bedrooms clean and bed comfortable. Fabulous restaurant next door. Stay here you will not be disappointed.” – Penny, England (TripAdvisor.com)
Located 200 m (656 ft) from the entrance to the city, Hotel De L'octroi has stylish and comfortable rooms to offer. They also have an outdoor pool, a spa, a wellness centre, a hot tub, and a hammam. They allow pets at additional charges. Private parking is available on a paid basis.
Guest Experience : “Excellent location at the base of the castle. From outside you wouldnt give this place a second glance. Inside, just a gem. Funky furnishings and atmosphere. Super clean, comfortable and friendly. Great pool to cool off in, cosy bar to relax at…10/10” –Steve, Australia (Booking.com)
A luxurious property with modern rooms and suites, Hôtel Du Chateau also boasts a stylish garden, a heated pool, and a year-round hot tub. It also houses a bar with a panoramic view of the city and a hammam. While there is no restaurant, the hotel does offer ‘service snacking’ of simple traditional dishes, soups, and desserts. They serve breakfast in the room as well. The hotel allows pets on additional charge as well as babysitting services for kids.
Guest Experience : “Excellent location and easy to find. Friendly personable staff, beautiful room with air conditioning. Very dog friendly, so appreciated. Pool area and secure parking, lovely gardens and patio to sit in with panoramic view of the historic city. Staff on hand with friendly, effective service. Would have loved to have stayed longer than my two nights, as lots to do, both interest and relaxation wise.” – Jane, UK (Booking.com)
Prepare to be enchanted!
The city has impeccable hospitality and great food to offer besides the architectural glory it is most known for. Moreover, you’re sure to find endless vineyards around the city, offering some great tasting opportunities and eye-catching boutiques perfect for some souvenir purchases. Enjoy your stay!
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