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“Great Location for touring Carcassonne” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Le Gite Aux Cabardes

Le Gite Aux Cabardes
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Le Gite Aux Cabardes
7 Rue des Jardins, 11000 Ventenac-Cabardes, Alzonne, France   |  
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Rye, New York
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“Great Location for touring Carcassonne”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

Le GITES Aux Carbardes is located 8km from Carcassonne, which makes it an easy 15-20 minute drive. The GITES themselves are spotless and very well appointed. Our two bedroom had one twin and one double room with a shared bath and roomy sitting, dining, kitchen area. The pool was a welcome sight during our stay, as the temperature was quite high. Having the ability to use the washer was also very welcome. Jenny, our hostess, was a great source of information about the area, including sites to see, restaurants, and directions into town. My wife was taken I'll during our visit, and Jenny went out of her way to make an appointment with her doctor for us. This was very much appreciated.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

We used trip advisor to select this gite for the "third leg" of a family holiday to Languedoc-Roussillon and NE Spain. The location turned out to be ideal. Ventenac-Cabardes is a small, quiet village around 8Km from Carcassonne. The three gites overlook some village gardens and beyond - rows of vines running towards the horizon. The owners, whose home adjoins the gites, were very welcoming, without being intrusive. Our gite had two good sized bedrooms, bathroom with shower and large kitchen/living area. There was also a balcony (with table and chairs). The gite was very comfortable, easily accommodating two adults and two teenagers and came complete with a quite a large, shared pool. Ventenac itself is tiny, though is an excellent base from which to visit cathar castles, pretty medieval towns, the Canal du Midi and Carcassonne itself. As such, having a car is almost essential, though cycling could be a good alternative. We were lucky to enjoy great weather which was the finishing touch to a truly memorable family trip.

Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2010

This is a great value and worth the stay to meet Jenny. It is definitely a no frills place but there is reliable wifi and a good kitchen. Do try to stay in one of the larger apartments that have a balcony. The small single bedroom does not have a balcony although you can still enjoy the great sunsets and view of the vineyard. Convenient to the Languedoc sites, the Cathar ruins and 10 minutes from Carcassonne. Easy access to nearby towns that have cafes, restaurants, bakery, etc.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2010

Thank you so much for a fantastic holiday - even the weather didn't matter (and there were some sunny days!) The accommodation was lovely, very clean and comfortable and warm! The region was very interesting with lots to do and see, especially Carcassonne Town and the Cite (10 minutes away). You definately need a car to tour the area. Thank you for being so welcoming Jenny and for telling us about all those great places to visit. We will definitely be back in the summer to use that fabulous pool.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2008

We have found a new treasure in the Carcassone area for anyone who likes renting gites.
Les Jardins du Cabardes are 3 gites in a modern building adjoining the owner's house. Fully fitted kitchens mean housekeeping is a breeze, and the availability of a TV (French language channels) and a Region 2 DVD player plus a selection of family-friendly English DVD's mean that there is always entertainment.
The swimming pool is kept in beautiful order and the surrounding garden has shelter for most of the day in which to use the loungers and tables provided. There are also barbecues in the garden and shared washing machines with a lot of hanging space.
Two of the gites have open balconies (at street level) which overlook the garden (which lies below street level and is very secluded)
Jenny and Daniel are perfect hosts - both friendly and accommodating. Any glitches are fixed promptly and uncomplainingly.
The gites are only a few minutes' drive outside Carcassonne to the north of the airport but overlook roling open countryside with the Pyrenees clearly visible in the distance.
Our gite had one double bedroom and one twin bedroom. There is also provision to convert the sofa into another large double bed. There is one other gite which mirrors this one as well as a one bedroom gite with a sofa bed (but no balcony)
This is certainly a gite which we hope to return to in future

  • Liked — Spacious layout, well-kept
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Le Gite Aux Cabardes

Address: 7 Rue des Jardins, 11000 Ventenac-Cabardes, Alzonne, France
Location: France > Languedoc-Roussillon > Aude > Alzonne > Ventenac-Cabardes
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Ventenac-Cabardes
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Just 8 kms from carcassonne in quiet village. Pool, garden, barbecues. Fully equipped, nicely furnished and impeccably clean ... more   less 

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