Carcassonne is a good spot to be based near for a long term rental in the South of France. Not only do you have one of France's most prominent tourist sites on your doorstep, but you are also blessed with picturesque scenary, the Minervois wine region (one of the best in the South of france) and the Canal du Midi - the quintessential picture of the slow South of France way of life. Also the large city of Toulouse, with its international airport is just 45 minutes down the road. Carcassonne itself has its own airport - serviced mainly by low-cost flights from the UK and Scandanavia. It can get a bit windy in the winter months - check out the number of windmills - but it is not as bad as some areas.
It is the huge scale of Carcassonne's citadel that first takes your breath away. It is absolutely huge, it has 31 towers, an amphitheatre, hotel and a full medieval town inside its fortified walls. You enter the citadel through the main Port Narbonnaise (the entrance nearest the car park) and cross over the now grassy moat. As you follow the road ahead up past all the souvenier shops just shut your eyes. It really doesn''t do Carcassonne any favours to allow the shops to sell plastic suits of armour and baseball caps with jousting rods protuding out of them - but hey-ho. At the end of the road you will come to the Chateau Comtal, where Count Trencavel made his last stand against Simon de Montforts forces in 1209.
We have quite a number of long terms lets in and around Carcassonne and it has proved to be a popular place to rent in the last couple of years. Here is a selection of the long term let properties:
This lovely 3 bedroom house for long term lets in France is perfectly located in the centre of the popular village of Capestang in South France. Capestang is situated on the famous Canal du Midi, the tree-lined waterway which meanders across the South France connecting the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. Capestang is also convenient for visiting the beaches along the Mediterranean coast (35 mins away). This village house even comes with its own private cinema! This long term lets in France property is just a two minute walk to the village square and the Canal du Midi. Restaurants, cafes, shops and supermarkets are all available locally. >>Maison du Monde, long term lets in France (sleeps 6) more info.
If you are looking for a long term lets in South France, then this property in Olonzac could be ideal. The property was totally refurbished in 2007 to a very high standard. The work has been carried out sympathetically and many of the wonderful original features have been retained including a stunning fire place and stair case. A traditional character property which also benefits from it's own private roof terrace. It offers spacious accommodation for a couple or up to 4 people. This house for long term lets, South France, is within walking distance of many restaurants, bars, shops and the Tuesday market in Olonzac. >> Olonzac long term furnished apartments rental South France more info.
This house for long term lets in France is situated in a quiet road in the village of Olonzac, situated in between Beziers and Carcassonne, along the Canal du Midi. The long term rental accommodation is compact but very light and airy and has only recently been fully renovated and painted. This long term furnished property is situated in an ideal location to explore the Minervois wine region as well as the main sites of Languedoc Roussillon and the South of France. Whether you are house hunting or having an extended holiday, then you will find Olonzac a good central location. >>Carcassonne long term lets France more info