completely renovated and easy to reach
Mme FIRLEJ MARTINE
- english, french
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Comfortable accommodation in a good location with classic French charm
This accommodation offers a really comfortable stay for a couple who want to explore both the old and new towns of carcassone. We were welcomed warmly by Martine and she had kindly given us some items that cheered us after the long drive! The day we arrived it was 37 degrees so the only issue was that it was really hot with only one fan that we moved around the rooms. It was a 10 min walk into the new town and 20 mins along the river into the old town. Both are charming in very different ways. The new town has a delightful square that all the streets connect to. There are great shops, restaurants and bars and we spent a few afternoons just wandering around. The old town was a surprise despite having been told about it beforehand. We were astounded with its history and drama and loved wandering around the streets. There is a surprise around every corner. Again there are numerous restaurants and shops. On the 2 occasions we visited it was as really busy and that it the only negative as the crowds were overwhelming. Despite this maybe choose carefully a time to visit when it’s quieter. We tried to walk around the walls but were told we’d need to buy a ticket so didn’t bother. We were advised to visit lake cavayere and I’m really pleased we were as we went 3 times to swim because of the heat, what a joy! It really is worth a visit and if you have children they will be delighted. We walked all around the lake and then we’re grateful for another swim. We enjoyed a day in narbonne on the Mediterranean coast and if you want a long beach this is ideal. All in all a wonderful week in accommodation that has everything you need (hopefully it will be a bit cooler) in a delightful area of France.
The apartment was charming and had everything we needed. We especially loved the modern bathroom.
The location is great and it was perfect having a parking space right in front. The apartment is charming and had everything we needed. The modern bathroom was wonderful and the laundry great for travelers. It stayed cool and comfortable with just a fan. My husband is addicted to air conditioning but was surprised that the apartment didn’t need it to stay cool. Martine was a wonderful hostess and went out of her way to accommodate us and be helpful. I highly recommend her apartment as a perfect place to enjoy Carcassonne and the surrounding area.
The owner Madame Martine Firlej was kind to wait for us upon arrival at the station. We had to wait for a taxi, otherwise it was simply just too far to walk with luggage. This is a very peaceful, homey spot. We loved the neighborhood! The kitchen area is fully functional and while we did not cook, we appreciated the coffee maker and the other appointments, expecially the clothes washer! Great bathroom too! Very comfortable, close to super market and other stores. TV works fine too, however, there are no TV stations broadcasting in English! The couch in the living room is actually a daybed and so is not comfortable to sit on for long periods. Madame was very gracious (thank you also for the wine from Corbieres!) and helpful with notes and comments too. We enjoyed our stay here very much, thank you!
Excellent Apartment, Everything was there that we needed, Thank You for the Chilled local wine and all the extras
The accommodation is clean and tidy and has all that you will need for a short stay in the area. Although we didn't meet Mne Martine when we first arrived she made us feel welcome via a friend who met us, text messages and a nice bottle of sparkling wine in the fridge, which was very nice. The location is great for exploring Le Cite (medieval city) and the town centre both within 10/15 min walk. Our only negative was with wifi connection which did not work consistently, and althoug Mne Martine tried to rectify this it continued to be an issue for us. We needed internet connection as we were in the area to look to buy property and needed to search online and contact agents.
Martine is a wonderful host, and her stylish apartment was everything we could have hoped for. It was quiet, secure, comfortable, completely-equipped, and within convenient walking distance to both the old Medieval town and the lower town. We would happily stay here again and would recommend it as a great place to stay in Carcassonne.
a nice apartment 2 steps from downtown and the city, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage !! Attend the City of kindling for July 14th! memorable !!
reside in a completely renovated house 100m from the city center, in a quiet area, to enjoy the medieval city of Carcassonne by walking along the banks of the Aude !!!
located near all shops, at the end of the street, you will find groceries, bakery, tobacco, banks ... this charming t2 enjoys easy access and free parking spaces;
ideal for shining on the regional treasures:
- the vineyards of Corbières and Minervois, without forgetting Blanquette de Limoux,
- the medieval history of the city and Cathar castles,
- abundant markets for local and organic products,
- Many walks, by bike or by boat along the Canal du Midi,
- the exceptional abbeys of Fontfroide, Lagrasse, St Hilaire,
- the whitewater sports in the Aude gorges and the Auriac golf course ....
looking forward to welcoming you!!