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Carcassonne Penthouse
in the Languedoc, South of France


How to Get There

 

Location

Carcassonne is in the Aude département, in the former province of Languedoc and the present region of Languedoc-Rousillon. It is located in the between the Black Mountains and the Pyrénées, within a short drive of the Meditteranean Sea, specifically the Gulf of Lyon.

This historic city is the préfecture of the Aude and lies on important routes connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea; and Spain to France and Italy.   The River Aude flows north from the the Pyrenees to the city and then east into the Gulf of Lyon. The Canal du Midi also flows through Carcassonne, so you can get to it by canal barge from anywhere on the French national canal network.

The town lies 90 km (56 miles) south-east of Toulouse, just a few kilometers inland from Narbonne.

The map below shows the location of the Penthouse within the pentagonal Ville Basse (aka Bastide de St Louis):

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Ryanair flies daily from Stansted (Near London in the UK) to Carcassonne, and regularly each week from Sheffield (UK), Liverpool (UK), East Midlands (UK), Dublin (Ireland), and Shannon (Ireland), offering cheap flights mid week during the low season. Cars can be hired at the airport. Here's a map showing the relative locations of the airport and the Penthouse:

Here is a link to a useful unofficial website about Carcassonne Airport by Jeff Steiner

A shuttle bus (costing 5 Euros) runs between the "Dôme" near the apartment and Carcassonne (Salvaza) airport. Below is a photograph of the Dôme to help you find it, and a map showing where it is (red dot):

 

 

Carcassonne is about one hour's drive away from Pepignan airport - which is another international Ryanair destination.

For those coming from further afield the nearest large international airports are:

  • Toulouse (Blagnac, less than two hours drive away, with a direct rail link to Carcassonne)
  • Girona (Barcellona, Spain, less than three hours drive away)
  • Montpellier (two and a half hours drive from Carcassonne. The TGV runs from Paris to Montpellier)

 

 

 
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