Nestled between Toulouse and the Mediterranean, Carcassonne is a real fairytale destination in the south of France. Here’s Culture Trip’s guide to the best Airbnbs in Carcassonne, from chic city apartments to restored bijou villas.
Views don’t get much better than this. Pop open a bottle of bubbly and enjoy Carcassonne‘s city ramparts as the light begins to fade and the imposing walls turn golden against the sky. This modern and thoughtfully decorated apartment has two bedrooms and one bathroom and is spaciously designed with lots of seating both on the terrace and indoors.
Overlooking Place Carnot, one of Carcassonne’s prettiest squares, this stylish apartment is the perfect bolthole from where you can simply step out and be in the centre of the city’s historic medieval citadel. Original features and contemporary touches merge to create a space that is a melange of style and substance. The shared roof terrace offers views of the Pyrenees mountains and a well-equipped kitchen is poised for use after a local market haul.
This one-of-a-kind petite pink villa has been painstakingly restored to its former glory. Located just north of the historic citadel, you get the best of both worlds; a tranquil spot from which to explore the bustling city hub and easy access to the town. Exposed stone walls, patterned ceramic tiles and lots of natural materials coupled with comfortable cooking, dining and sleeping facilities make it a fitting home to enjoy during your time in this historic part of France. You can even access the banks of the UNESCO World Heritage site, Canal du Midi, from a private gate on the grounds.
Explore the city centre and downtown district from this unique central loft apartment. This is open-plan living at its best, with buckets of relaxed spaces, a dining area and cosy corners all bathed in natural light. The double ceiling height and original beams are real features and make this three-bedroom apartment feel all the more spacious. Perfect for a family trip or for travellers not wanting to be on top of each other, there’s even a garage for parking your car; a rarity in French cities.
This stunning 19th-century detached townhouse is perfect for groups and sleeps up to nine people. With its private south-facing garden, this beautiful house offers city living with the luxury of a large outdoor space. The summer kitchen provides even more dining space and four rooms open up onto the attractive terrace. With its grand fireplaces and parquet floors, this traditional French townhouse offers visitors a regional feel to their stay.