Our group of 8 adults were thrilled with our choice of La Posada for two nights. The price was right and the site perfect for our plans. If you are looking for a great locations within walking distance and with breath-taking views of Carcassonne castle; clean, comfortable rooms; and a host and hostess with a passion for and knowledge of local history, culture and sights then La Posada is the place for you! Enrique and Lola are a charming couple who take great pride in their home and town and have a lot to share for visitors to this charming area. From stories of The Cathar's fate to DaVinci Code-type mysteries surrounding Rennes les Chateau you will fall in love with Carcassonne and this charming B & B. The included breakfast was a nice assortment of breads, fruit, yogurt, juices and coffee/tea and our hosts were willing to accommodate our schedule.
- 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