Appartcity Cap Affaires Carcassonne

190 Route de Villemoustausso, Carcassonne, 11000, France

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Homo Sapin, work of art at Ecluse de l'AiguilleHomo Sapin, work of art at Ecluse de l'Aiguille

Le Clos St. Hilaire near CarcassonneLe Clos St. Hilaire near Carcassonne

La Cité/The Fortified City (Carcassonne, France)La Cité/The Fortified City (Carcassonne, France)

La Cité/The Fortified City (Carcassonne, France)La Cité/The Fortified City (Carcassonne, France)

Forum Posts

How to get from Toulouse Airport to Carcassonne?

by nure79

What is the easiest way? Train,bus or car-rental? Can we take the train or bus direktly from the airport or do we have to get in to the city of Toulouse to do this? And, how long will the trip take?
How much money will it cost to rent a car at Toulouse Airport from Thursday to Sunday, driving to Carcassonne and back?
Hope you understand my englishwriting, it´s not the best...... ( I´m norwegian)

Re: How to get from Toulouse Airport to Carcassonne?

by puerto_lover

You take the FLY BUS from the airport into the city and Matabiau Station.
Then you take a train to Carcasonne. Bus takes 20 minutes every 20 minutes. Cost €5. train takes around one hour - cost depends on type of ticket. See on Voyages SNCF?

http://www.toulouse.aeroport.fr/en/airport/access-transport-car-park/access/public-transportation

BUS:
http://www.toulouse.aeroport.fr/airport/access-transport-car-park/access/public-transportation/navette-city-centre

RAILWAY:
http://www.voyages-sncf.com/

Re: How to get from Toulouse Airport to Carcassonne?

by leics

No railway at Toulouse airport, but you can easily get a shuttle to Matabieu station:

http://www.toulouse.aeroport.fr/en/airport/access-transport-car-park/access/public-transportation

Train to Carcassonne takes around an hour. Services are frequent, one-way fare from 4 euro. Times, details and fares here (in French, but easy to work out):

http://www.voyages-sncf.com/billet-train/horaires

Can't help with car hire, but the airport website above has info. But you should be aware that parking in Carcassonne may not be easy, and may be very expensive, depending on where you are staying.

I would not bother hiring a car unless you actually want to spend time driving around the countryside. You can easily explore Carcassonne on foot, and trains to Toulouse, Narbonne etec are easily available (and not expensive, imo).

Re: How to get from Toulouse Airport to Carcassonne?

by leics

One-way fare is from 14 euro....sorry, sticky keyboard!

Re: How to get from Toulouse Airport to Carcassonne?

by kathymof

I did exactly what the two above posters recommend - flew into the airport, took the bus, then took the train to Carcassonne. It was really very simple. You will need to pick up your luggage in the "international" part of the luggage collection area if your flight originated outside the EU. Go to the far end of the luggage collection and you will see an inconspicuous painted over glass door with a small sign above it - go through here to get your luggage. Then head the other direction to get the bus. You buy your ticket in a small office right behind where the bus stops. Everyone at the airport and on the bus, including passengers, were very helpful and friendly. One even walked me to my hotel!

Re: How to get from Toulouse Airport to Carcassonne?

by cubsur

Beware that the last train from Toulouse to Carcassonne is at 19h59 and that there are no buses between the two cities.

Travel Tips for Carcassonne

Carcassonne History

by Kuznetsov_Sergey

After Charles Martell's victory at Poitiers saracines did not pass through Pyrenees. On the contrary, Charles the Great expanded the empire to Catalonia. Therefore Carcassonne lost the military value.

Within several centuries the city belonged to Trenkawell dynasty. During this period there were serf strengthenings and Roman basil of Sacred Nasar was built on.

Eugène Viollet-le-Duc : architecte et imaginaire

by Klod5

En 1844, Viollet-le-Duc est d'abord chargé de la restauration de la basilique Saint-Nazaire dans la cité, puis en 1850 de la remise en état de l'ensemble de la citadelle. Il conduira ce chantier jusqu'à sa mort en 1879. Les dix premières années furent essentiellement consacrées à des opérations de consolidation. Les travaux de restauration qui signeront véritablement l'œuvre de Viollet-le-Duc sur la cité, débuteront vers 1860. A partir de l'observation méticuleuse de tous les vestiges, multipliant les croquis et les planches, il entreprend de reconstituer la forteresse dans un état idéal du XIIIe siècle.
Eugene Viollet-Le-Duc : architect and imaginary

In 1844, Viollet-Le-Duc is first loaded of the the restoration of the Saint-Nazaire basilica in the city, then in 1850 the restoration of the set of the citadel. He will drive this yard until his death in 1879. The first ten years were essentially dedicated to operations of funding. The works of restoration that will sign the œuvre of Viollet-Le-Duc truly on the city, will start toward 1860. From the meticulous observation of all vestiges, multiplying the sketches and the boards, he undertakes to reconstitute the fortress in an ideal state of the XIIIth century.

A Tourist Custom or a Tourist Trap (2): Torture

by hquittner

Brutality is one of the follies of civilization. War and Military Museums are tourist attractions on many continents in many tourist sites. Torture is a minor art form of War and is dutifully exhibited in some of these museums. The instruments used are eye-ctching. We have seen the in a corner of the Doges' Palace in Venice and in a Medieval Crime Museum in Rothenburg. Apparently these antique instruments survive in collections and if you acquire them on the antique market and enlist some experts, you can create a Museum of Torture as has been done here. ( Toussaud's Inc. will also provide figures for a price). The excuse here is the horrible story of the Cathar Crusade that involved the town Our daily professional work has in part been related to these horrors of life, so we ignore such exhibits and museums except when we have grand-children in tow; apparently War & Torture are part of the American grade school curriculum. (The picture of the comfortable chair was copied from the brochure given us at the Tourist Office). So you make your choice and pay your money.

Sacred Nasar Legend

by Kuznetsov_Sergey

Once in dream Nasar's mother appeared and advised to go to Gallia. He reached those places where Carcassonne stands now. He was seized by Romans, and chained in a circuit.

A boy by name Zelsiy saw it, and sympathized with him. Then he was chained as well in a circuit and sent both to Rome to Neron.

Near Carcassonne and worth a trip

by Beausoleil about Le Clos Saint Hilaire

If you drive south of Carcassonne on the D104, you pass several stunning views of Carcassonne on a distant hill. Stop and take pictures . . . and continue on to St. Hilaire to visit the Abbaye and to eat at Le Clos Saint Hilaire, a Logis de France with excellent food.

Our young waiter didn't speak a word of English but an older woman told him to speak slowly and we would all be fine. He did and we were. It was chilly so we ate in the dining room on white linen tablecloths, elegant service from our young waiter and the chef even came out and talked to us . . . excellent food. Great experience! Ed had salmon bruschetta and a small salad. I had the farm salad with bacon, eggs, croutons, greens, tomatoes, Roquefort cheese and great dressing. We both had a café brûlée with a chocolate cake.

Wine was included; Ed had rosé and I had red, both excellent.

Coffee was not included but we had time so I ordered it extra. When the bill came (l’addition), they didn’t charge for the coffee even though we pointed it out.

We have since decided we are going to spend a few days in Le Clos Hilaire on our next trip. The location for visiting Carcassonne and the area is perfect, the hotel charming and the restaurant one of our finds!

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