We spent 2 nights at La Posada at Easter and Enrique and Lola are truly wonderful hosts. The rooms are not only comfortable but beautifully decorated, breakfast was lovely, but the thing that makes this a stand out place to stay is the genuine warmth of the welcome extended. They are so thoughtful and attentive without being intrusive; we felt like we were staying with friends. The whole experience could not have been better. Thanks Enrique for your enthusiasm in helping us to understand Carcassonne's history, and to Lola, thanks for patiently putting up with my halting French.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- You will find this hidden gem tucked away in the picturesque quarter known as La Barbacane and it is here that visitors from all around the world choose to stay in the heart of Cathar country. Built on the site of the former barbican of the medieval City and at the very foot of the ramparts, both the City and the Bastide Saint Louis are easily accessible on foot. At the Posada del Castillo B&B , we are in a classified historical monuments' area so, although we do not have a swimming pool, we do have Carcassonne's Lake Cavayere 5 minutes away as well as the Mediterranean, mountain lakes, rivers and streams in close proximity. Although, being in a town and next to the Chapel of Saint Gimer, we do not have large grounds or parklands, we do have a cosy terrace and a private garden which offer our guests a truly unique view of the Cite. Indeed, the medieval walls, the Porte d'Aude and the Chateau Comtal are less than 100m away. It is the Porte d'Aude which evokes Carcassone world wide and it is this gate which is featured on all of the postcards and used as a backdrop in films and historical productions. ... more less