42 Rue Victor Hugo: luxury apartments in Carcassonne

42 Rue Victor Hugo is an upscale apartment-style bed and breakfast in the modern part of Carcassonne, outside the walls of the fortified citadel in southern France. There are three apartments of varying size that are ideal for long weekends or week stays.

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The Apartment suite is a luxurious hideaway. The large main room boasts an oak parquet floor and a marble fireplace for those chilly evenings. Light floods the area through two double windows, and a mini-kitchen features a fridge, microwave grill and other amenities. A king-size bed, along with an anti-allergenic duck down duvet can be found in the bedroom, as well as a small shower room stocked with toiletries.

For a more contemporary feel with light-colored walls, fluffy carpeting and a beautiful tile floor, opt for the Mezzanine suite. The sitting area is filled with light and the kitchen is stocked with everything one might need. There is a walk-in shower; the bedroom features a super king-size bed.

The last apartment, the Masters suite is more elegant and stylish with high ceilings, bright colors and beautiful oak parquet floors. The apartment features many of the same amenities as the others, along with two sinks in the bathroom, comfortable chairs and stunning artwork.

Food is an important component of the experience at 42 Rue Victor Hugo. They use locally sourced ingredients and come up with creative dishes to surprise guests. A continental breakfast is served in the dining room, with such choices as granola, yogurt and bread. You can request a day lunch if you are going on a hike or a picnic.

42 Rue Victor Hugo offers tours of local markets and a cooking day. At 95 euros per person, guests spend the day with a guide wandering among the stalls of local producers, bakers and butchers. Then, they venture into an 18th-century townhouse to prepare a lunch with the ingredients purchased from the markets. Wines from local vineyards are served at lunch to complete the gastronomic experience.

Carcassonne is perfect for people who love history. Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997, the town has a magnificent cathedral from the thirteenth century and an art museum. The region around Carcassonne is popular among hikers who enjoy the challenge of the Pyrenees. If you prefer to make your trips by car, there are many spectacular ruins of Cathar fortresses and castles. The quaint seaside towns of Colliure and Banyuls sur Mer are not far away.

42 Rue Victor Hugo Carcassonne
42 rue Victor Hugo
11000 Carcassonne, France
+33 786 10 33 59

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