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Travel Blogs from Carcassonne
We woke up early today and headed to Carcassonne. As we drove through the country side we finally hit the major road and stopped for gas. Due to us not speaking French and the cashier not speaking English, it took a little while, but we did eventually get gas, expresso and croisants for our journey. Also Diane accidentally ended up in the Hommes ( …
This is an official notice to fellow travellers that the posts from Carcassonne will have many photos of walls, towers, ancient masonry and associated bits. You are welcome to skip it.
An adventure on the French railways.
Didn't need to be at station (with our printed ticket I might add) until 11:43 so a last walk around Lourdes …
Hi everybody! During the first 2 weeks of March we took a terrific drive through France (Dordogne, Provence, Riviera, Burgundy), Monaco, and even a touch of Italy before heading back to Amsterdam. We were traveling in the off-season - or as we learned, the CLOSED season - which definitely had it's pluses and minuses. On the plus side, we had no …
... the bar and sitting out on the patio to nibble on my delicacies and watch the boats drift by. Perfect.
Walked to the hill on the northern outskirts of Castelnaudary to see the Moulin du Cugeral. This is the last of 32 flour mills that once operated in the town. It was fully restored in the 1960’s and has great views over the plains below.
There used to be a castle in Castelnaudary (the town's name comes from the Occitan Castelnou d’Arri – ...
... I'd rather spend my last days before dropping the car off at Carcassonne somewhere slightly bigger, so I booked the next two nights at a place in Castelnaudry called Hotel du Canal, which I presume is next to the Canal du Midi. It's also a quick 30 minute drive to the airport so I won't have to wake up too early on Tuesday morning.
Checked my emails (Marbrerie has wifi) and got a confirmation from Hotel Splendid for my four nights accommodation in Avignon. ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Pets allowed
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Montmorency Carcassonne
Nice, clean, perfect location
We had a room in the Annex which was extremely clean and comfortable. Decor is lovely, our ground floor room opened onto a little patio. Good bed & linens, great shower. Ample secured parking. The location cannot be beat, right outside one of the gates to the city. Gracious hosts, and we loved the house cat & dog. One computer in the lobby with free internet. The hotel sign is a bit deceiving, we drove by the first time because it said "the Chateau" in big letters and "montmorency" in small letters underneath, just FYI. We would definitely stay here again, very comfortable.
We shared a room in the annexe (across the road from the main hotel) with our son, but even the two of us alone would have struggled not to get in each other's way in the very small room. One of us would have to duck into the bathroom to make way for another! Thankfully the hotel's convenient position from which to explore La Cite meant we walked out all day long!
Location Second to None
Excellent location across the road from the Old City.Plain but filling breakfast that could be taken inside or on the terrace.After reading previous reviews we booked a superior room which had it's own terrace and overlooked the partially hidden swimming pool. Pleaseant reception area and staff. The lack of a restaraunt was not an issue given the choices available across the road in the old city. We would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel.
Great hotel in prime location
This hotel is in an ideal location for spending time in and around the old city as it is right next door to the main gate. The lovely garden and small swimming pool provided a welcome break in the heat of the day. Everything is clean and well maintained and the staff were friendly, efficient and helpful. The breakfasts were good and could be taken on the terrace or in the nicely furnished bar area. The mid-ranged bedrooms are small and set across the road in a separate building but were air-conditioned and clean. There is no restaurant but you are only five minutes walk from all the restaurants and bars within the city walls. We loved it and will definitely be going back again.
Very good experience, great location
Very pleasant hotel, with nice grounds, at a good price. Location is excellent, really just outside La Cite, although others (eg Espace, Aragon) are less than 100 yards away. Service lovely, breakfasts fine (not a gastronomic delight, but a good start to the day). The Classic room we were in was quite small but I've stayed in smaller - it was fine for a long weekend. Outdoor swimming pool and jacuzzi were open in late March and an excellent bonus, if a chilly walk (across a small road) from the annex the cheaper rooms are in. Staff all charming and pets adorable! Website at --------------------------/ (but you won't see photos of the room we were in)
Lovely family run hotel perfectly located near the medieval cite. Rooms were spotlessly clean and nicely decorated if not a little small. We went in early september and had some lovely weather, we enjoyed sitting in the hotel's garden overlooking the old fortress...Bliss.
We stayed at the hotel last week. It is next to the wall. People at the hotel were very friendly and helpful. We had our room in the new section across the street. Our room was small but clean and comfortable for sleep. Room was nicely decorated. Breakfast consisted of bread, Jam, butter, sweets, juice and coffee. I will stay there again.
Take care ...
Be careful with the reservation's conditions ... with the features of "classic rooms ". I stayed one night in one of them and was a bad taste experience, without A.C. very old and bad furnitures safety null... a shame, no seriuosly, in resume a bad experience.
Great hotel - Excellent value for money
This hotel is very nice. The pool area is very nice. The overall appearance of the hotel is good. The parking is secure. The location - next to La Cite is great and the staff are all very friendly and helpful. They even have free broadband internet access for residents to use which I think is an excellent feature especially if you are going elsewhere from here.
The only reason that I won't give it 5/5 is that we stayed in one of the very cheapest "classic" rooms. It wasn't featured on any of the photos on their website and was very small. a problem when you have a lot of luggage like we did. The room was also looking a bit tired.
That aside though this hotel is highly recommended.
A Great Location!
When you visit Carcassonne, be sure to check out the Montmorency. It's located right outside the main entrance to la Cite, and their rates are extremely competitive. Comfortable rooms are available both in the original building and a newer facility across the street. The garden and pool are absolutely beautiful. Service was extremely courteous.