Fancy France in May

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Re: Fancy France in May

Post by Kata » May 7th, '18, 20:14

Thanks Moose. Much appreciated. I'll have a look and see if i can change it.

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Re: Fancy France in May

Post by gdj444 » May 7th, '18, 20:52

Can recommend this hotel in Carcassone

https://www.hotel-destroiscouronnes.com/en/

great location (a bit tricky to get to mind!) with a secure underground car park, for eating we found the restaurants inside the castle a bit "samey" after a few days, if you cross the pedestrian bridge from this hotel it leads to a nice street leading up to the castle, the restaurants along this street were excellent.

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Re: Fancy France in May

Post by Kata » May 8th, '18, 08:05

Thanks Moose. Much appreciated. I'll have a look and see if i can change it.

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Re: Fancy France in May

Post by Kata » May 8th, '18, 08:07

gdj444 wrote:
May 7th, '18, 20:52
Can recommend this hotel in Carcassone

https://www.hotel-destroiscouronnes.com/en/

great location (a bit tricky to get to mind!) with a secure underground car park, for eating we found the restaurants inside the castle a bit "samey" after a few days, if you cross the pedestrian bridge from this hotel it leads to a nice street leading up to the castle, the restaurants along this street were excellent.

Jonesy
Thanks Jonesy. Can u remember the name of the street? Ill have a look at the hotel and see if i can figure it out but itll be easier if you still know it. :-)

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Re: Fancy France in May

Post by Kata » May 8th, '18, 08:10

TLS-Moose wrote:
May 6th, '18, 00:14
May I suggest you revisit your route?

Well, it's your choice of course, but firstly I'd avoid the autoroutes if you "want to see France", and if you really want to use them then consider going down via the A75 "Meridienne" ....... Choosing the A20/A62 instead is like choosing the M4 from Swindon to Bristol over the A39 Atlantic Coast highway ....... Plus you get to go over the Millau ..... And the Autoroute from there to the med (at Beziers) is simply stupendous (as is most of the bit before).

Otherwise, Carcassonne is a stunning place. Find somewhere in the old city (citadelle) if you can. Can't recommend anywhere as we stayed in a village about 20 miles south.
Had a lopk. Going via bridge froom ridersrest to carcassone makes it about a 5.5 hour ride. Prob too much for my poor pillion. Might see if i can move hotel dates around... :-)

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Re: Fancy France in May

Post by gdj444 » May 8th, '18, 17:49

Kata wrote:
May 8th, '18, 08:07
gdj444 wrote:
May 7th, '18, 20:52
Can recommend this hotel in Carcassone

https://www.hotel-destroiscouronnes.com/en/

great location (a bit tricky to get to mind!) with a secure underground car park, for eating we found the restaurants inside the castle a bit "samey" after a few days, if you cross the pedestrian bridge from this hotel it leads to a nice street leading up to the castle, the restaurants along this street were excellent.

Jonesy
Thanks Jonesy. Can u remember the name of the street? Ill have a look at the hotel and see if i can figure it out but itll be easier if you still know it. :-)

It's the Rue du Pont Vieux, directly opposite the front of the hotel is a stone pedestrian bridge that leads straight onto this road and then up to the castle.

Pics below show the bridge etc, the hotel is directly behind me

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Re: Fancy France in May

Post by billinom8s » May 9th, '18, 05:59

Kata - if you find a hotel, pit down with google maps and street view and investigate the area from the comfort of your own screen.

Also, that 5.5 hr ride doesn't have to be in one hit does it? Ride for a bit, coffee, ride, food, ride, coffee etc.

Break it up and enjoy the scenery. Apparently it how you're supposed to do over there.
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Re: Fancy France in May

Post by Kata » May 11th, '18, 11:52

Thanks for the Comments guys and the pep talk Billinom8s. :-)

Actually staying at the Hotel Du Pont Vieux but that's at 32 Rue Trivalle, 11000 Carcassonne, so that's confusing.

Nice hotel Jonesy!

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