Apartment in Carcassonne with its fortress castle to rent
Tim's place in Carcassonne is also for sale for 125,000 euro - email us if you are interested.
La Cite of Carcassonne was built on the site of a former Roman fortress. On this medieval site Simon de Montfort led heavy battles against the cathars or heretics as they were known by the pope. The pope wanted the cathers or heretics to convert to the Roman Catholic Religion and when they refused they were destroyed after many battles. Pope Innocent 3 ordered the crusades which were known as the Crusade against the Albigeois. Simon de Montfort and the church took over the lands and possesions of the vanquished cathers.
The lower city surrounding the cite was destroyed during the battles and St Louis authorised the people to build a new city on the left side banks of the Aude river. Although destroyed with fire by the "Black Prince" in 1355 it was rebuilt soon after and became known as the Bastide St Louis. It became a wealthy trade city with textiles and wine growing.
The city is now a famous tourist destination. Over 2 million people visit the city annually to enjoy the rich history, culture and many music festivals that are hosted by the city. The cite is a large chateau or castle overlooking the River aude and Les Bastide. It is one of the largest and best kept cities in Europe.
A quote from Lyn, one of our members who stayed there: Tim's Place is fantastic - we have been there - it is in a great street, among all the great boutique shops. It is fantastically well set up, with everything you could want. We would recommend it, for sure. Great price too.
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