Mercure Carcassonne Porte de la Cite

18 rue Camille Saint-Saens, Carcassonne, Languedoc-Roussillon, 11000, France | 3 star hotel
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Ici Nous Persécutent les Hérétiques

A travel blog entry by andy_n on Apr 25, 2013

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Thur Apr 25

Carcassonne



With all parties back aboard the bus, we set out again in a south-westerly direction for another 250km drive, this time to Carcassonne. Along the way, Cindy gave a brief history of the Cathars, a religious sect that gained considerable political power in the south of France in the twelfth century …

Carcassone

A travel blog entry by kstubbs97 on Sep 12, 2013

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September 11
I caught the 10.15 train to Carcassonne. It's not an express, making about eight stops on the way, but the trip only took an hour and 10 minutes, and thanks to the carriages PA system I now have one more phrase embedded in my French vocabulary - Prochain Arret: Next Stop.

I caught a cab from the station to my hotel, the …

Ancestors

A travel blog entry by annieandgary123

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... until reaching the paintings.

Our tour guide provided a ghostly presence sporting a heavy coating of protective white face cream. Our initial assumption was that this was associated with her leading tours in the cave but she quickly eased our minds telling us that she had recently found out she is allergic to sunlight and that we needn't be worried that there was something in the cave creating her skin condition. Still, it was a pretty ghoulish sight.
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Canal du Midi - day 6

A travel blog entry by bobherbert

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... pace of leisure after (more than likely) some more croissant, cheese and jam and stop where we feel like stopping for lunch. Once in Capastang, we will tidy up the paper work with the boat rental company but intend (at this stage) to remain on the boat for a further night before setting off early for Italy as the boat is not required to be returned until the following day. A day without ...

Around the south of France

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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... often known locally, we arrived in their ancient little village about 6:00 pm. I say ancient because its heart is a 13th century Abbey. David was not yet home from work, he’d had to make a day trip to Marseilles and would be home about 8:00. We talked with CÚline and with Orlane. We first talked about their recent close call in a traffic accident at 80 mph (the legal speed limit on highways in France). A young man following too closely bumped them in his ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on 18 rue Camille Saint-Saens, Carcassonne, is near Castle of Carcassonne, Chateau Comtal, School Museum, and Museum of Fine Arts.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsMercure Carcassonne Porte de la Cite

    Reviewed by andy_n

    Great little hotel

    Reviewed Apr 25, 2013
    by (15 reviews) , Canada Flag of Canada

    Fine little hotel just across the parking lot from the walled city of Carcassonne. Comfortable rooms (except the AC wasn't working) and good food.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews Mercure Carcassonne Porte de la Cite

    Great location especially with a car.

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    We chose this hotel for a couple of nights in Carcassone because of what we'd seen in earlier reviews about having your car in one of the hotels within the old city. They were right - it would have been a pain where as the Mercure was only 2/3 minutes walk (uphill) away but without the aggravation. That alone would have made it a great choice.

    Quiet and quaint (for a chain hotel)

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    The location of this hotel is convenient for visiting la Cite Medievale, virtually steps away from the official tourist parking lot. However, it is a little further away from the River Aude and new town, where there are more, probably better restaurants than in la Cite. I would say it is still walking distance though.

    Great location, very welcoming

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    Ideally placed for access to La Cite, although the final steps up were a little wearing in the southern French heat. A modern style hotel with very friendly staff who could cope (mostly!) with conversations in English. The restaurant provided good meals at reasonable prices although the breakfasts were not particularly wonderful. Of special note were the Grand Vins de Mercure featuring decent wines of Burgundy and Bordeaux at incredibly good prices, mostly below 30 Euro. The rooms are air conditioned but when the outside temperature rose above 30 degrees C the units seemed to struggle to de-humidify the air, but it was certainly better than nothing. The rooms are compact but adequate. The external swimming pool with poolside bar was pleasant for a late afternoon dip and drink.

    Cozy, comfortable, convenient and charming with outstanding service

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    Being American with a French vocabulary consisting of 4 words, I was very nervous, but the staff at Mercure was absolutely wonderful at making me feel at ease. They helped me with car rental, train tickets, directions, exchanging money - totally prepared for any situation. It's safe too behind a security gate. Everything about Mercure is charming, but the service is what makes it stand out. The restaurant is excellent: the dinner fantastic (must try the salmon!), the wine fabulous, the breakfast a good value. It's not easy to find, so spend the 10Euros and cab it from the train station. Great view out the back of the medieval city. I walked there and had a great afternoon. When you return, a beautifully landscaped courtyard is the ticket if you enjoy a peaceful glass of wine outdoors. If its cold, no problem, a cozy sitting area with fireplace is just the thing. Room was clean, the shower hot, the towels soft, the bed just ok. The only thing I didn't expect was the natural wake up service you get free of charge - a rooster in the row of houses nearby! Overall a great place worthy of more stars. Good for couples wanting a romantic getaway. I recommend it highly.

    Pleasently Surprised - Recommended

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    We travelled as a family with two early-teen kids, and stayed in early Jan 2006. We asked and received adjoining rooms. The citadel could been seen from the bedroom windows, which looked onto the back of the hotel. The hotel's location is ideal - about 200 yards from the Eastern gates.

    Great location, reasonable rooms

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    Great location, reasonable rooms, good resteraunt and car parking. Nice friendly staff as well. There are hotels within the city walls, but for this was a good compromise of price and location.

    Terrific value & great location

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    Steps from the Old City in a pleasant setting. Excellent price and special for seniors with FREE parking. Rooms are clean albeit somewhat sparse but more than adequate. Pleasant dining room off garden, substantial breakfast plus a Pool make for a lovely stop.

    Quaint and Petite

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    We found the Mercure de la Cite quite charming. Our room had two single beds with colorful yellow and blue coverings. No duvets here. The rooms were very tiny. We closed up the luggage rack in the closet , and put the chair by the dresser in the closet. The bathroom was very clean. Actually none of this bothered us. We were within walking diestance of the walled city of Carcassone so after dinner we strolled up and through the city. It was a sight to behold all lit up for the evening.

    Excellent location

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    Carcassonne- Mercure-Porte de la Cité

    Great Hotel

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    If this is only a 2 star hotel, I'd love to see a 5 star!!

    Friendly staff with lots of useful maps of the area, the town and La Cite.

    Great location: two mins walk to the ramparts and 10 mins walk around the ramparts to the lower town and area to the restaruants and old bridge.

    Rooms a little on hte small side but very comfortable and clean with views over vineyards. Very secure private parking with its own decent restaurant and bar. Food on room service was excellent if a little pricey.

    Really enjoyed our stay here, in May. Near enough to all the amenities but far enough away from the crowds.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Mercure Carcassonne Porte de la Cite

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent