We have recently returned from a wonderful stay in Le Grand Canissou which sits in the most spectacular location at the foot of the mediaeval city walls. You can relax in the living room or out in terraced gardens and drink in the views and ambience of the old city without moving a muscle! At night time the walls are floodlit and become even more beautiful.
However, should you wish to be a little more active, it is only a 5-10 minute stroll from the gite up to the walled city.
Inside, Le Grand Canissou has been fully refurbished and yet it retains all the rustic old world charm of a traditional French gite with original tiling on some floors and marble skirtings.
It has all the home comforts and modern conveniences that you could wish for including flat screen TV, CD player, broadband internet access, a gym, dishwasher, washer dryer and the most amazing Krups coffee maker – the best crema in France!
The state-of-the-art Jacuzzi bath with underwater lighting was a real treat!
Everything was spotlessly clean and a delicious welcome pack of local produce and wine was a very pleasing sight after a long journey!
Christiane, the owner, welcomed us with such warmth and was so helpful – the perfect hostess!
If you are looking for the perfect base, with all the home comforts, from which to explore Carcassonne and the surrounding Languedoc-Roussillon area then we would highly recommend Le Grand Canissou!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The gite Grand Canissou and the gite Mipadre are at the foot of Medieval Cité and benefit from an exceptional panoramic view and a magnificent garden. The situation gives direct pedestrian access to the walled town, to nearby shops, to the lower town (Bastide Saint Louis) to the banks of the river Aude and to the Canal du Midi. ... more less