Hola! Somos una familia del norte de Castellón (España). Hemos pasado tres días en este fabuloso apartamento, y desde el primer momento nos hemos sentido como en casa, es precioso, tiene muchísima luz y está muy céntrico. La Cité es espectacular, parece un pueblo sacado de un cuento! A los futuros inquilinos os deseamos una feliz estancia y que estéis tan a gusto como lo hemos estado nosotros.
Ah… no os olvidéis de probar los croissants!!
Noemí, Lidia y Xert
29 Marzo – 1 Abril de 2013
Nos ha encantado el apartamento: mucha luz, muy céntrico y bien equipado. Muy acogedor.
La Cité impresionante! Lástima del dragón…!
El tiempo nos ha acompañado a pesar de los malos presagios diarios de la señora del tiempo de la televisión.
¡Qué disfrutéis de vuestra estancia!
26-29, Marzo, 2013
Hello future penthouse renters,
Lucky you! Enjoy your time here. My wife and I spent six weeks here, from Feb 1 to March 14, 2013 and had a grand old time in Carcassonne.
We have a few tips for you: Our favourite restaurant in town is Le Blé Noir, a creperie on rue de Verdun. They serve authentic, Bretagne – style galettes and crepes, and the couple who own it are wonderful, gracious hosts. The lunch set formule du midi, is a particularly good value.
The best bread in town is also on de Verdun, at Boulangerie Noez (57 rue de Verdun, to be exact). The have a variety of baguettes, all of which we enjoyed, but our favourites were the walnut baguette, a seeded baguette we first encountered at a local restaurant and their standard baguette.
If you rent a car, do try to book a spot on a tour of Niaux Card. The paintings (14,000 years old) are spectacular. Caution: it´s a bit of a hike to get to.
Other good restaurants include L´Atelier (pizza and pasta, on Place carnot); Bloc G (contemporany French, just over the Pont Vieux); Coté Ferme (contemporany tapas and wine bar); and Los Delices de Tetouan, a Moroccan place on rue Libarte tasty Tajmes (or tagines, depending).
Thanks to Sophie for the wonderful apartment!
Jay and krystal Vallejo, California.
L´appartement a de beaux volums, très lumineux: el nous a permís d´appécier le soleil du mattin!
Idealement situé, nous avons pu arpenter es rues marellamus de Carcassonne et moocher à le dècouverte de la Cité.
Un loft confortable oú nous avons franeliu la porte de l´Année 2013. ¡de façon agrèable!.
Nicole, Aohian, Patrich, Veronique et Dominique
29th Decembre 2012 – 1st Janvier 2013
We spend a wonderful Christmas here. The light coming into the apartment in the morning is just amazing and makes the whole place very cheery. The shower is excellent and facilities good. Thanks for such a wonderful, spacious and restful bolt hole.
Best wishes for 2013.
Maria, Stuart and Lulu and Ben Wilson, Harare, Zimbabwe.
20th – 29th December, 2012
My friends and I came to Carcassonne Penthouse and use it as a base to go to Rennes-le-Chateau, Avignon, Lourdes and Marseilles. Excellent places to visit especially if one has been fascinated with the Cathars and the Templars as I have been from childhood. It was certainly a dream come true. Many, many thanks, Sophie!
Left a bottle of Rennes-le-Chateau sparkling wine in the fridge and a small box of Stettler chocolat for you enjoy!
All the best,
Josephine M.Reignante, Necitas R. Dinaynga, Ryan Francis Gener, Jessyca Emmeline Van Weelde, 6th – 9th September 2012
We all loved the apartment and it was the perfect base from which we could explore beautiful Carcassonne. The loft was spacious and surprisingly modern while still incorporating elements of traditional French life. One of the things that we enjoyed the most was getting a bus out to the lake on the hotter days, in order to cool down. We would also recommended going to the Aqua park on the lake which is a lot of fun!
We also suggest the castle only a 20 minutes walk away. It has jousting shows, shops and plenty of restaurants, there really is something for everyone!
Another great day out was hiring some bikes and cycling along the Canal du Midi. We do agree with some of the previous comments regarding the terrace, and we think that a slight makeover would make this the perfect accommodation. Regardless, we loved our stay and cannot wait to return to this great part of France!
Merci, au revoir!
The Byrne Family from Bournemouth, England, 20-24 August 2012
We spent three nights in this nice apartment. We had a relaxed time, took one day for the Bastide, one day for the Cité and we went one day to Limoux.
We liked the Divina Comédie restaurant, the Taj Mahal was ok, and the pizzeria close to the railway station was less nice.
Concerning the trains: on the line Carcassone-Limoux-Quillan train tickets are only one euro.
Not far from the railway station there is a LIDL supermarket. We took the 18:00 boat trip along the Canal du midi: phone in advance to get tickets. It was nice, but a bit long.
Joost, Kiki, Rutger, Maryn from Netherlands, 25-28 August, 2012
We loved “the loft” it has a really homely feel to it, so relaxing and rustic and in a fabulous position for discovering the sights of Carcassonne, and it´s beautiful Medieval City.
Enjoyed the jousting tournament (even though didn´t understand a word, got the jist!).
Had a beautiful meal in a restaurant within the walls, no dearer than in town either.
The square round the corner near the Church was a good find, great for sitting sipping wine and people watching.
Well stocked supermarket there too (Carrefour City) like a mini Waitrose!
Made a lovely meal in your kitchen, brilliant collection of cooking stuff!
Bedrooms so comfortable and cool, and your bathrooms were spot on too.
Loved every minute of our stay here, thanks for finding such a gem and sharing it.
Sarah, Dave and 2 teenage boys!!!
Sheffield, Yorkshire, 12th –15th August, 2012
After a dodgy start owing to Ryanair changing the flight times and date, therefore missing a day at the penthouse – we arrived on time, and cannot criticize Ryanair for that!
Thank you, Sophie, for the suberb accommodation, so amply and confortably stocked. If I were to be “picky” and offer a suggestion, it would be to give the roof terrace a makeover! How about a white wash, new furniture and BBQ, a parasol and replacement plants with a request to visitors to water them? After all the watering can is provided. These simple upgrades would give the property a 10/10 rating a Booking.com!!
So, many things over the week have made our stay in Carcassonne special
Couple of minutes amble to the square to enjoy an early evening drink.
Several visits to the medieval city – the white “petit train” from Le Dome at 2 euros one way, 3 euros return is pricey but great fun. Time table from tourist information (Rue verdum-next street).
In the city the castle is a “must do” – but go early or later to avoid long queues in searing heat.
Favourite restaurant: L’ Ecu Dior, in a quiet backwater past the cathedral. Good value. Excellent Cassoulet.
Cathedral better outside than in! Saturday market – heavenly, fantastic, don´t miss it gone by lunch time.
Lac du Cavayere – lovely! Only 1€ each way a the bus from Le Dome (timetable at the bus stop – ligne 1) 20 mins. Fabulous swimming.
Train to Narbonne. 35 minutes, about 20€ return. Buy tickets in advance – long slow queues. We really liked Narbonne. Fantastic Cathedral. Well worth a visit. Pretty town square.
Canal du Midi. The one and a half hour Cité trip was lovely. Again get tickets in advance. I love the plane trees everywhere.
Such a beautiful part of France, new for all us. And the locals are extra friendly, all of them. Our stay enhanced by the Olympics, all those medals for team GB! Watched without the sound drinking wine.
We hope our comments are useful.
Freda (grandma), Crill (mum), Anna and Louise (daughters), 1st – 8th August 2012 from Liverpool
We arrived in beautiful weather, that lasted for one day, then it was wet, windy and cold. So we are grateful for this lovely warm, light and homely apartment to call our home for one week in this quaint, beautiful, friendly town of Carcassonne.
We would like to recommend “La Comedie” Restaurant. Just turn left out of the apartment and left again. Few steps on the right. Friendly, good atmosphere and great food.
Recommend the “Canal tour”. Cost 8,50€ and well worth it. The markets in the main square on a Saturday are full of beautiful fresh foods. Bought the best strawberries for 2€!
You can catch a mini train to and from “La Cité” or a 10 minute walk from here. Be careful as on a Monday. Everything is closed! We felt safe walking all the streets here at night. On Thursday there is a “trash n´ treasure” market in Gambetta Square which is to the right out of the apartment all the way to the top.
Also thanks for all the DVD´s and tapes, enjoyed them on a wet and cold afternoon with a lovely glass of wine.
Jeanette and Anne-Marie, Sydney, Australia, 16th – 23rd May 2012
L´appartement est une trés belle location. La Ville est trés joilé!
Une adresse à recommander. Excellents!
Bien a vous.
Muriel et Jean Michel et ses enfants, France de Toulon, 25 Mars 2012
Despite the weather, we have had a great time in the house and in Carcassonne.
Paul and Lola from Holland, Roser and Pere from Barcelona and Octavi and Asumpta from Valencia, January 2012
Fabulous accomodation. Breathtaking landscape and Le Cité. La Divine Comédia was excellent for dinner. Thank you for all your kind directions and information. Enjoyed our stay very much.
The Carbonés UK, December 2011
Apreciada Sophie, ems ho hem passat molt bé. Ems ha agradat molt el teu apartement.
L´Albert mo vol tornar a casa, es vol quedar a viure aquí. Esperem tornar algún día.
Amanda i Xavi, Granollers, Barcelona
Laura i Ramon, Manresa, Barcelona
Roger, 6 anys Albert, 4 anys
11 December 2011
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your beautiful apartment. It lived up to all our expectations after looking at your website. We hope to be back some day.
Valerie, Peter Richardson, London and Charlie Richardson, Townsville, Australia
Excellent Apartment, Super Location
Lovely restaurants in Le Cité but if you prefer something local, “Le Magnac” on Rue Amagnac served really good food and friendly staff. Also “The Celt” Iron Bar has good pints and nice staff.
If hiring a car – Make sure to do that at the airport, we hired from L.O.V. on Rue Franklein Rossevelt – Rip off!!!
Debbie, Kevin and Peter, Ireland, 11 November 2011
Tan solo tres días no son suficientes para saborear los encantos de Carcassonne y sus cercanías. De todos modos en el poco tiempo que hemos disfrutado en esta región, como en una carta de vinos, nos llevamos la esencia inconfundible del mediodía francés. Con sus paisajes, sus cuidades de piedras antiguas, la hospitalidad de la gente y sobre todo esta preciosa buhardilla en el centro de Carcassonne en la que despertarse cada día es fantástico… por todos estos motivos muchas gracias y hasta la próxima.
De toda la familia Martín Mestre y de un miembro venido de la Gröbl, ¡Muchas gracias!
30 October to 11 November 2011
What a wonderful holiday and lovely apartment! Will certainly return to Carcassonne. Cocktails in the gardens of the Hôtel de la Cité – unbeatable!
Bonnie, Cheilyn, Leighton, 1-5 October, 2011
Beauriful space. So bright and cosy. Great weather. Being so near to everything was a bonus.
Marian, UK, September 2011