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Le Grand Bassin

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| Quai Edmond Combes, 11400 Castelnaudary, France
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We (my wife and me) found this place by coincidence and where more than delighted. Camille took over this Chambres D'Hotes some weeks ago and is a wonderful host. Since she worked in London for a while she is perfect in English. The room we stayed was very nice and had a view on the harbor. At night it is... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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46 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Le Grand Bassin is probably one of the most scenic places to stay along the Canal du Midi, with terrific views and bargain prices. My room with a terrace was 60 Euros including breakfast for 2! There are many things that Le Grand Bassin is not, but you won’t find a place much nicer than this for the money, regardless... More

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We booked this on the strength of previous reviews on this site and at first glance this B&B on the banks of the Grand Bassin is not particularly prepossessing. However, afterwards we agreed that this was probably the best B&B that we stayed in enroute from Bilbao across the south of France to Le Marche, Italy. It is well decorated,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

This b&b is perfectly situated right on Le Grand Bassin on the Canal du Midi. There is plenty of parking space and a short walk along the canal brings you to some waterside restaurants and the town itself. The grand bassin is very picturesque and the canal a wonderful place to walk along. Rooms in the b&b are spacious and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

We stayed one night chez M. & Mme. Avinzac and it was delightful in every way. We arrived in the rain on a Sunday evening and Gilles offered to pick us up at the station. We chose to walk the short distance and we we're met and escorted to our rooms which were clean, comfortable and charming. Mme. Gave us... More

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Boston, MA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

We are so pleased we chose to stay at Le Grand Bassin. Gilles Avinzac and Madame Avinzac were very helpful and welcoming. Our room was lovely and the location of the hotel very convenient. We had dinner at Le Tirou which I would highly recommend. It was an outstanding meal with a memorable cassoulet. Thank you for a wonderful souvenir... More

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St. Albans, UK
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

Gilles and his wife were very friendly and the house was lovely. The rooms were clean and beautifully decorated and we would have no hesitation in staying there again. We wanted to visit Carcassonne and Gilles recommended a good route to get there which avoided the busy roads. My wife had the best night's sleep of the entire trip there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

We booked 4 rooms via email with Gilles and I sent the requested deposit from Australia. He had said if too much trouble to transfer don't worry, which I thought was very trusting of him. We flew to Toulouse and then took a fast train to Castelnaudary . Le Grand Bassin, which is a lovely, old typically French house was... More

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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2011

We booked this b&b after reading reviews on Trip Advisor, and while the location was perfect for us, close to the Le Boat office, it was a little way out of town. We were also very disappointed with the host Gilles. He was so grumpy, we felt we were intruding on his space (in fact, he said as much!). Maybe... More

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Alton Bay, New Hampshire
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2010

Gilles Aviznac is a wonderful host and a pleasure to meet. Rooms were comfortable, near the Le Boat port if you are renting a boat. Great breakfast and reasonable rate.

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Address: | Quai Edmond Combes, 11400 Castelnaudary, France
Location: France > Languedoc-Roussillon > Aude > Castelnaudary
Number of rooms: 29

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