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Maison Juliette is a beautiful and luxurious stone house in the center of Carcassonne, perfect for large families or groups of friends. Walk to the medieval castle, Canal du Midi, pedestrian shopping streets, and hundreds of great restaurants!
The house, built in the 1860's, spans 3000 square feet of living space on two floors, with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The ground floor includes a newly remodeled kitchen, dining room that seats 10, large living room and separate library and a half bath. Upstairs, there are 4 bedrooms, all with fireplaces and large windows opening either to the garden or the street. The master bedroom and the smallest rose-colored bedroom each have a private bathroom, and the two remaining bedrooms share a full bathroom with double sinks. Three of the four bedroo...Maison Juliette is a beautiful and luxurious stone house in the center of Carcassonne, perfect for large families or groups of friends. Walk to the medieval castle, Canal du Midi, pedestrian shopping streets, and hundreds of great restaurants!
The house, built in the 1860's, spans 3000 square feet of living space on two floors, with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The ground floor includes a newly remodeled kitchen, dining room that seats 10, large living room and separate library and a half bath. Upstairs, there are 4 bedrooms, all with fireplaces and large windows opening either to the garden or the street. The master bedroom and the smallest rose-colored bedroom each have a private bathroom, and the two remaining bedrooms share a full bathroom with double sinks. Three of the four bedrooms can be configured with either a queen-sized bed or two single beds, to comfortably accomodate various groups.
The entire house has 12 foot ceilings with crown molding and marble fireplaces in each room. The ground floor has beautiful hand-made terrazzo mosaic floors, and the upstairs has parquet wood floors.
A landscaped garden offers a beautiful oasis where you can enjoy the outdoors in complete privacy. The summer kitchen and garden dining area provide a casual and comfortable setting for enjoying summertime meals outdoors.
Maison Juliette is situated in the heart of Carcassonne, midway between the medieval walled Cite and the Bastide St. Louis, Carcassonne's commercial center. No car is required - all the sights of Carcassonne are within an easy walk from your doorstep. For those who prefer to rent a car, there's plenty of free on-street parking immediately in front of the house.
Carcassonne is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites. La Cite de Carcassonne, one of the largest and best-restored medieval castles in France, is only a 15 minute walk from Maison Juliette. Every year, over 3 million people visit this medieval walled castle and and transported back in time. The Canal du Midi, a 240 km canal that connects the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, is the most popular pleasure waterway in Europe and is also a 15-minute walk from the house.
The riverbank, with its beautiful walking paths offering views of the Cite, is only 1 block from the house. Numerous restaurants, shops and bakeries are within a 1/4 mile walk. An internet cafe, post office, several ATMs and the train station are within 1/2 mile.
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
For parties with small children, we have a cot/crib, high chair and unbreakable children's dishes. The private walled garden makes a safe place for children to play.
3 Queens3 Twins
1 Half bath1 Full bath2 Attached (ensuite)
Meet the host
Jeannine Gauthier a
Hosting since January 2010
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guests: Maison Juliette's owners will provide lots of advice about the area before your stay, but since we live in California, we won't be able to greet you at the house.
Our property managers, who are native English-speakers, will meet you at the house on your arrival day, and explain everything about the house. They are also available to deal with any urgent issues that come up during your stay.
Good location between citadel and Carcassone. Lots of space & shutters keep house cool on hot days. Nice garden.
Visited August 2019
Written August 30, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
LA CASA MARAVILLOSA.MUY BIEN SITUADA.
La casa es increíble muy bien ubicada y muy bien condicionada para pasar una temporada en ella y disfrutar de Carcassonne que es un pueblo de cuento de hadas.
Visited December 2017
Written December 11, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Brisbane, Australia35 contributions
A fabulous house in a fabulous city!
This house suited us - a group of 8 adults from Australia and the UK celebrating a 50th birthday - perfectly. The home is very special and the rooms were generous in size, beautifully decorated and well equipped. The lounge rooms and terrace were particularly comfortable and despite the heat we were able to sit inside or out at any time of day. We all appreciated the large kitchen and proximity to shops and the Cite. We couldn't fault this home.
Visited July 2015 Traveled with friends
Written July 27, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
Wow - home away from home
We were a party of five who stayed at Maison Juliette for 4 nights during March 2014, After spending 10 nights in hotels it was great to be able to unpack our suitcases, catch up on the washing and cook a pot of soup. The bakery around the corner had croissants to die for and we enjoyed these every morning. The island bar in the kitchen was perfect for chatting after a day out whilst enjoying a glass of wine. The beds were extremely comfortable, the house was warm, we were invited to help ourselves to the provisions in the cupboard (even washing powder was supplied - brilliant). Lots of comfortable chairs and couches, walk to the Castle, the town and the railway station. Only one problem wish we had been able to stay for a fortnight.
Visited March 2014 Traveled with friends
Written April 30, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dallas, TX32 contributions
The Perfect Home Away From Home!
I recently stayed at Maison Juliette with friends for a week. The house was absolutely fantastic, and I would not hesitate to recommend it to others. Maison Juliette is spacious and comfortable. It has such character, and there is a peacefulness about it. The home is spotless and well appointed; everything you could possibly need is there. I wish I could take Maison Juliette with me everywhere I go on vacation!
Visited October 2012 Traveled with friends
Written October 30, 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Liz O. -:- San Diego
Love, loved this huge wonderful, old world French house!
Maison Juliette was the perfect place to spend my 55th birthday with 3 girlfriends. The house has a wonderful old world French feel and is huge! We loved all the amenities, the gourmet kitchen, having a yard and patio so that we could dine al fresco in the evening or enjoy happy hour listening & watching the birds at dusk. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were nice as well as much bigger than I expected for French ones. The location was excellent, an easy walk to shopping and restaurants as well as the Citi Medieval. The owner's were very helpful and the security deposit check was promptly refunded. My favorite day was the all day wine tour with Sommelier Jean Luc of Vin & Company...worth every euro! Wish we could have stayed longer...
Visited May 2012
Written July 8, 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Rags -:- Boulder, Colorado
Stately and Comfortable - Great Place to Stay
This is a great house. Grand rooms are clean, comfortable, and described accurately. The private outdoor space is a lovely respite after a day of walking the city. Included are thoughtful extras like maps, bus schedules, shopping bags, umbrellas, and a market cart. It was warm while we were in Carcassonne, but the house stays cool and catches a good breeze if you manage the shutters as they suggest. The owners have created the most helpful and informative guest manual that I've ever seen and they have been wonderful people to work with. I won't hesitate to recommend Maison Juliette to friends and family.
Visited June 2012
Written June 23, 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Melbourne, Australia63 contributions
Massive Maison Juliette!
Maison Juliette is massive! Four huge bedrooms, two spacious living areas, a seperate dining area, a big kitchen, huge hallways, three bathrooms and a laundry... Admittedly we had just spent 9 nights in a smallish Paris apartment, and there are only 4 of us, but Maison Juliette is one huge house! It would be a brilliant getaway destination for a group of friends, a couple of families or an extended family gathering.
We were warmly welcomed on arrival by a very helpful Lesa (the local manager). Getting to the house, from the train station, was a little further than expected (with two large cases in tow), so we would probably recommend using a taxi.
Maison Juliette is an impressive, beautiful house and we were delighted by what we found on arrival. The house was immaculately clean - quite a feat given its size. There was plenty of fresh linen, a well equipped kitchen, a small selection of DVD's, wireless internet access, a wealth of tourism information and a range of books. There is also a small enclosed back yard to enjoy.
We particularly enjoyed spending time in the spacious kitchen with its big central bench. We all spent a lot of time perched around the bench (on the comfy stools), eating baguettes, drinking coffee (love the coffee machine!), reading, chatting, planning our days...
Caracassonne is an intriguing city and we enjoyed exploring it. We didn't have a car during our stay, but managed to get around on foot quite easily. We walked to the Old Cite and back, along the river and the canal. It was a bit of a trek to find a supermarket, but it was flat and manageable. We did miss having a boulangerie nearby, but this just meant making sure to buy all we needed when we were near the shops.
Staying in Maison Juliette truly added to our experience of Carcassonne.
Visited December 2010 Traveled with family
Written March 22, 2011. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
MCP -:- Brussels
Fabulous house -- Great kitchen!!!
We were so pleasantly surprised by Maison Juliette. From the pictures online we thought it could go either way, but the pictures did not do the house justice. It is huge. It is clean - nicely decorated. It was a bit too cold in November to enjoy the garden, but even just having the green space surrounding that side of the house added to the experience. The kitchen was wonderful. One of our traveling companions is a real gourmand who had come to cook, and it even passed her high standards.
Visited November 2010 Traveled with family
Written November 19, 2010. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Francophile in Menlo Park -:- Menlo Park, CA, USA
Old World Fabulous
Maison Juiliette is extraordinary. The house was built in 1860 and is the epitome of old world elegance - high ceilings, beautiful handcrafted architectural appointments, curved doors and arched windows. The spacious well-appointed interiors make for great gathering spaces while the stone walls make for restful nights. I stayed there for 10 days with 3 other adults and we were able to prepare elaborate dinners in the modern well-lit kitchen and hosted parties in the parlour and formal dining room. The house is well-lcoated for day trips to the Pyrenees, for those avid cyclists, and visits to local wineries and picturesque villages. The house comes with a beautiful garden, plenty of storage space for bicycles and motorbikes and all of the amenities - laundry facilities, modern kitchen and bath fixtures etc.
When we arrived, we were greeted by Lisa, the manager who,fluent in English and French, gave us a grand tour of the Maison and made us feel right at home. She was also our go-to person for everything from renting cars to bike repairs, shopping to navigating the train system.
You will love this place! We can hardly wait to go back.
Visited October 2009 Traveled with friends
Written January 30, 2010. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Carcassonne is a city of 50,000 people, 45 min from the Mediterranean and 90 minutes from the Spanish border. The city has two Unesco World Heritage sites: La Cité de Carcassonne, the largest fortified medieval citadel in Europe, and the Canal Du Midi, a 17th century canal that runs 240km from the Mediterranean and is the most popular pleasure waterway in Europe.
RyanAir offers service directly to Carcassonne airport from London/Stanstead, Brussels/Charleroi and 5 other UK airports. You can fly into Toulouse, and either drive a rental car or take a 1-hr train to Carcassonne. If you want to spend a few days in Paris, the high-speed train (TGV) from Paris to Carcassonne takes 5 hours. Finally, you can fly into Barcelona and drive or take the 3-hour train to Carcassonne.
Once at Maison Juliette, a car is not necessary since all the sights of Carcassonne are within a 20-minute walk of the house.
Carcassonne train station is less than 1 mi from the house.
Carcassonne airport (serviced only by RyanAir from UK & other European airports) is about 10km away.
Closest major international airports are Toulouse (1 hr) and Barcelona (3 hrs).
Car not needed
How to get there
For travel arrangements from US to Carcassonne, you have several choices:
1) Fly US-Toulouse, then either take a 1-hour train or drive from Toulouse to Carcassonne.
2) Fly into Paris, stay at least 1 night, then take a the high-speed train to Carcassonne (5 hrs).
3) Fly into London/Heathrow, stay at least 1 night, then fly on RyanAir from London/Stanstead to Carcassonne.
4) Fly into Barcelona, then take the 3-hr train or drive to Carcassonne.
Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
No refund available if you cancel thereafter
*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount
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