Carcassonne Property

Property in Carcassonne - A Guide to Carcassonne

Carcassonne is in fact a town of two parts, Le Ville Basse and Le Cite. Le Cite is the largest fortress in Europe and the properties in this part of Carcassonne are set behind thick medieval walls complete with drawbridges and watchtowers.

Property in the Carcassonne area varies hugely, within the city you will find old village houses that are built to keep the heat out and what they lack in outside space such as gardens etc they more than make up for in character.

As you spread out to the surrounding villages and countryside you will find everything from old villages houses needing complete renovation costing from €60,000 all the way through to large domains with outbuildings that are still available for under €1,000,000.

Carcassonne property is popular with foreign owners, particularly the British because the town has its own airport. You can fly direct from the UK in around 2 hours!

At the moment Ryanair fly to Carcassonne from Brussels, Nottingham East Midlands, Liverpool and London Stansted. If none of these airports are suitable then you could also look at flights into Montpellier, Nimes, Perpignan and even Girona in Northern Spain.

Carcassonne itself offers a unique atmosphere and some of the very best aspects of French living. Fine food, great year round weather and a real sense of history, it is a fact that Walt Disney based the castle in Sleeping Beauty on Carcassonne!

If you like skiing but don’t want a ski chalet then a house in Carcassonne gives the opportunity of driving up into the Pyrenees and onto the ski slopes of Andorra La Vella in under 2 and half hours.

Carcassonne Property Tip

The property within the actual town is as you would imagine, very expensive. You will find that the prices change quite dramatically by driving for just 10 minutes out of the town. You can find a list of towns in the Carcassonne Area on the left menu.

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