Accommodation for cycling in Languedoc-Roussillon

Published by Lyn on 21 May 2017

Use our maps to find B&Bs, hotels, and gites along your route through Languedoc, Aude, Gard and Hérault, including on the Canal du Midi, Carcassonne, Montpellier and Narbonne.

Aude - Bonelli's Gite

Tranquility in the Minervois, north of the Canal du Midi

Domaine Bonelli
11120 La Roueyre
Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon (Occitanie)
Phone: +33 (0)4 67 89 57 64
Email: dr.stuart.gregory@gmail.com

Price from: €64 per night, €448 per week

Open: All year

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The Bonelli's self-catering gite lies hidden in the limestone countryside and vineyards of the Minervois on the edge of a national park. This is perfect cycling country with many routes (and, often, the Tour de France) passing near the property (the Canal du Midi is just 18km to the south as well). Stuart, the owner, is keen for more cyclists to use it as a based for a weekend stopover or as part of a longer cycling holiday. It's also the perfect choice for walking, horse riding, sightseeing, birdwatching (spring and autumn) or simply relaxing by the pool. (See here for some ideas on what to do in the area). The recently restored stone gite has two bedrooms and offers flexible luxury accommodation for up to 5 people. The house has air-conditioning, a well-equipped semi-subterranean kitchen, sitting room with TV & DVD, music centre, and satellite. There's also a lovely bathroom that's perfect for post-ride muscles! There's also a heated pool with a BBQ and outdoor seating area. Cycle hire can be arranged locally, plus there's a secure garage and tools for storage and repairs.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Aude - Le Petit Champ Eco Caravan (Sainte-Colombe-sur-l'Hers)

Eco-friendly vintage caravan sleeping 4 with views of the Pyrenees

31 Petite Rue Petite Rue
11230 Sainte-Colombe-sur-l'Hers
Aude, Languedoc-Rousillion (Occitanie)
Phone: +44 (0) 7799 886294
Email: worstedman@gmail.com

Price from: £40 per night

Open: May to September

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Mike's keen to see more cyclists use his 1981 vintage 'glamping' caravan situated in his orchard near Chalabre and Mirepoix – a rural area tucked in the foothills of the Pyrenees but still only 50km south of the Canal du Midi. The caravan has an eco system, solar electricity and a composting loo. When we spoke to Mike, he was also putting in a new sunroof to cover both the caravan and the decking. It makes an interesting self-catered option for riders exploring this 'hidden' part of the south of France, and the views of the lower Pyrenees are a bonus. There is a garage available in the nearby main house for bike storage. (The van can be booked via Mike's main accommodation website).

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Aude - The Au Petit Verger Cycle Aude B&B

Cyclist-run B&B offering local knowledge and lots of bikey support

8 Route Départementale 117
11230 Puivert
Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon
Phone: +33 (0)4 68 20 66 08 or +33 (0)7 86 70 43 15
Email: martyn.pickering@wanadoo.fr

Price from: €50 per night or €350 per week

Open: All year

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Local cyclist Martyn has five rooms at his tranquil B&B close to excellent road routes and equally special mountain bike circuits. From his door, the Tour de France cols of Plateau de Beille, Port de Pailhères and Col de Porte-Pa are all within reach, but so too are some gentler local rides suited to all abilities. (See here for some local circuits). Martyn has a garage for storage and a full bike workshop for maintenance and running repairs. He can also provide help with route planning, airport pickups and local bike hire. Free wifi. French, English and Spanish spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Aude - The Little French Maison (Carcassonne)

Quaint self-catering village house 8km from Carcassonne

11600 Conques-sur-Orbiel, Carcassonne
Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon (Occitainie)
Phone: +44 (0)7971 886 337
Email: thelittlefrenchmaison@gmail.com

Price from: €100 per night or €600 per week

Open: All year

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This wonderful village house in the centre of beautiful Conques-sur-Orbiel sleeps seven people in three double rooms. It's ideal for groups or families looking for a base within easy reach of the Canal du Midi and the old city of Carcassonne (just 8km to the south). Patti, the owner, is a leisure cyclist and she's keen to see more riders use the house. There's a ground floor storage room for bikes, plus a ladies' Pashley and a men's mountain bike available for guest use. There are bike routes for all abilities from the door – gentle backroads down to the Canal du Midi and the vineyard routes of the Aude, but also the Black Mountains or the Pic de Nore (1211m) for something more challenging. The village itself dates back to early medieval times and still has a ruined chateau at its heart. More modern treats include a village brocante, restaurants, bolaungerie and a greengorcer selling local cheeses and produce. All told, The Little French Maison is an base from which to experience local French culture while still being within easy reach of all the key tourist hotspots.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Aude – Le Balcon Apartment (Sainte-Colombe-sur-l'Hers)

Self-contained base in an 18th century townhouse with great views

31 Petite Rue Petite Rue
11230 Sainte-Colombe-sur-l'Hers
Aude, Languedoc-Rousillion (Occitanie)
Phone: +44 (0)7799 886294
Email: worstedman@gmail.com

Price from: £55 per night

Open: May to September

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This beautifully appointed first floor apartment is in an 18th century house in the small riverside village of Ste Colombe sur L'Hers – just over 50km/30 miles from Carcassonne. This village, which once played a role in the area's vibrant textile and jet industries, is a great base for discovering both local history and vineyards (including the famous Blanquette de Limoux, said to be among the earliest forms of Champagne). The Cather Way is also nearby and can be enjoyed by bike. The apartment has been refurbished to a high standard and sleeps upto four people (one bedroom + sofa bed). There is excellent swimming, sailing and canoeing locally at the beautiful Lac Montbel, plus nearby Puivert offers a range of restaurants. Airports/main transport hubs are at Toulouse and Carcassonne. The owners live locally and can help with local advice. They also offer an airport pick up service, plus a secure locked garage for bikes. French and English spoken. 

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Béziers - L'Hôtel Particulier

Stylish and intimate hotel offering a touch of luxury in Béziers

65B avenue du 22 août 1944
34500 Béziers
Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon

Price from: €90-€140

Open: All year

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L'Hôtel Particulier Beziers offers a touch of luxury near the Canal du Midi. Set in a lovely old, restored chateau in the town centre, there are 9 rooms, each individually decorated and furnished (complete with coffee machines). B&B only plus evening meals/room service also available. Outdoor pool. Free wifi. City and garden views from the bedrooms. Terrace. Onsite bar. Luggage store. The staff can help arrange local bike hire (there is secure parking inside the hotel). Italian, French, Spanish, English and German spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Béziers - Hotel Concorde

Basic but versatile option with secure garage in the centre of Béziers

7 rue Solférino
34500 Béziers
Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon
Phone: +33 (0)4 67 28 31 05

Price from: €49

Open: All year

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Budget option in the middle of Béziers, just 900m from the train station. Singles, doubles, triples and quads, making it an affordable option for groups. Free private garage for bike storage. Each room has been refurbished and has a TV. En suite bathrooms, plus hairdryer and free toiletries, which isn't bad for a budget stay. Continental breakfast. Evening meals also available. 24-hour reception. Luggage store. Onsite bar. Italian, French, Spanish, English spoken. Free wifi.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information

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Béziers - Hôtel Confort

Local hotel used to welcoming cyclists near the Canal du Midi

3 rue Etienne Marcel
34500 Béziers
Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon

Price from: €45-€72

Open: All year

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Basic but bike-friendly hotel whose manager tells me she regularly welcomes cyclists stopping off on the Canal du Midi route. She says bikes can be safely stored in the hotel, either in reception or in the rooms (a popular option, she says, among guests with higher end bikes, though she says rooms are quite cosy). Parking can also be arranged via a local bike hire partner. Hôtel Confort is family-run and located in the centre of town, close to the station and the cobbled back streets of Allees Paul Riquet. Free wifi. French and English spoken. Breakfast served daily. 

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information

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Béziers – Hôtel des Poètes

Bike-friendly two-star hotel opposite garden oasis in Béziers centre

80 allées Paul Riquet
34500 Béziers
Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon

Price from: €46-€90

Open: All year

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Hotel des Poètes is located in the heart of Béziers and overlooks the beautiful Parc des Poètes, a little oasis with lakes, swans and statues. The hotel is a short 200m ride from the train station. A two-star hotel, the rooms are basic but comfortable, decorated in a contemporary style. Singles, doubles, triples and quads available – good for groups and families. Continental breakfast. Free bikes for guest use around town, plus the hotel works with a local bike rental firm for longer trips. Good base for the Canal du Midi. Secure bike garage. French, Spanish and English spoken. Free wifi.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Béziers – Appart'City

Hotel with self-catering apartments (and breakfast) in town centre

9 rue D'alembert
34500 Béziers
Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon

Price from: €39

Open: All year

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Three-star studios and apartments sleeping between 2 and 6 people. Each apartment has a kitchenette (including a kettle or coffee machine), living space, and terrace or balcony. There is no dedicated bike storage but bikes can be stored in apartments, either inside or on the balcony, or they can be locked in the private garage for €3. Wifi available for a surcharge. Breakfast is an optional extra if you don't want to self-cater. French, Spanish and English spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Canal du Midi - Cycle d'Oc Cyclists' Lodge (Paraza)

Cyclist-run B&B ideal for the Canal and forays into the countryside

Route de Pouzols
11200 Paraza
Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon (Occitanie)
Phone: +33 (0)6 86 75 15 58
Email: cycle.doc11@gmail.com

Open: April to October

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Amid all her training for the UCI Masters' World Championships in Perth last year, Gillian somehow found the time to set up this super cyclists' base in the Aude countryside. Gillian's cycling lodge is a homely stone farmhouse offering ensuite B&B accommodation for cyclists of all abilities – tourers, road riders ... you're all welcome. Gillian offers a service here tailored for cyclists to help you make the most of cycling in this quiet corner of the Langeudoc/Occitanie countryside. If there's a road within a 100km radius of here, Gillian's probably ridden it. She also prepares delicious breakfasts to power you through the day and – as a passionate vegetarian cook – can offer delicious evening meals for when you come in off the bike. She can also suggest some lovely restaurants nearby so you can sample the regional cuisine. Onsite pool and plenty of space to relax. If you're not arriving with your own bike, there's a friendly hire outlet in town. Free wifi. French and English spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Canal du Midi - Le Jardin d'Homps

Stay with locals between Carcassonne and Béziers on the Canal du Midi

21 Grand Rue
11200 Homps
Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon (Occitane)
Phone: +33 (0)4 68 75 30 76
Email: contact@jardinhomps.fr

Price from: €89 per room B&B, or €525 per week for the self-catered holiday cottage

Open: April 1- October 31

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Dutch couple Gerda and Thomas are keen to welcome cyclists to their slice of paradise on the Canal du Midi. Located halfway between Carcassonne and Béziers and between Carcassonne and Narbonne, this is an ideal stopover on the Canal du Midi. It also provides an opportunity to stay an extra night and take a day to visit Minervé. Centrally located, it is a perfect base for exploring the Languedoc area in more detail. Le Jardin d'Homps offers versatile accommodation with five elegantly presented bedrooms with extra-long (2.10m) beds. It also has a self-catering cottage. Cool off in the pool after a day's riding, or relax in the privacy of the lovingly manicured gardens. Free wifi. Le Jardin d'Homps is within walking distance of several local restaurants, and Gerda and Thomas are on hand to offer local advice, plus help arrange bike hire. Bike parking in a lockable garage. French, English and Dutch spoken.
Hilde and Heather stayed here when they rode the Canal du Midi – you can read their review here. 

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information

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Canal du Midi - Le Parc (Le Somail)

Self-catering house near the Canal du Midi and beaches of the Med

17 rue de la Liberté
11120 Saint-Marcel-sur-Aude
Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon (Occitanie)
Phone: +44 (0)7970 261 875, or contact via the 'full details' button below

Price from: £1200 per week

Open: May to October

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This is a charming and affordable fully renovated property offering lots of space in the picturesque, wine-producing village of St Marcel. Le Parc is a perfect base from which to enjoy some great cycling while taking a relaxing holiday. You are close to Narbonne, the Canal du Midi at Le Somail and the Mediterranean beaches. The house has 5 bedrooms (sleeping 10 people), plus there are two cots for the smallest cyclists in your group. This is a wonderful base for groups of friends and families – it's set in two acres of its own parkland, which is safe and fully enclosed. There is lots of shared spaces, a private heated pool and a generous furnished terrace. The weather here is lovely all year round – and it's possible to cycle well into autumn and even winter (or come in September for the local grape harvest). Le Somail is a beautiful village situated on the banks of the Canal du Midi where you can enjoy restaurants, art studios or grocery shop on a beautiful barge. Secure bike storage in the garage. English spoken. Free wifi.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Canal du Midi - Les Volets Bleus

Cyclist-run B&B perfect for Canal and wine routes through Languedoc

43 quai d’Alsace
11590 Sallèles-d'Aude
Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon
Phone: +33 (0)4 68 46 83 03 (France) or 0844 232 5841 (UK)
Email: lvb.france@gmail.com

Price from: €60-€80 per room for two people all year, except mid-July- to mid-August when there is a supplement of €20 per room for the high season. All rates include a hearty continental breakfast.

Open: All year

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Super bike-friendly B&B in a wine village on the banks of the Canal du Midi, with direct access to the towpath. Nick and Isobel are both cyclists and know the area very well – they can help with route advice and maps, plus they have hybrid bikes available to hire from the house. Les Volets Bleus is just 45 minutes by bike to the heart of Narbonne (which is on the European Bike Express route). It's perfect for cycling the Minervois, Corbieres and La Clape wine areas, with many great cycling routes (and wine-tasting stops!), plus it's on the Barcelona to Amsterdam route. A 4-course dinner, including aperitif, wine and coffee is available to help you charge your batteries (vegetarians, coeliac, gluten-free and other special dietary options are available, too, but please give a little notice). Picnics available on request. Secure bike parking in large lockable garage. Cleaning, maintenance facilities and some tools are also available. Fluent French and English spoken, plus conversational Spanish and German (and a bit of Italian).

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities

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Canal du Midi - Maison Paraza

Restored townhouse with pool 18km from Narbonne

18 Rue de la Fontaine de Fraiche
11200 Paraza
Aude, Languedoc-Roussillion (Occitanie)
Phone: +46 (0)70 592 45 43
Email: info@maisonparaza.com

Price from: €1000 per week for the full house, €150 per day for the full house (minimum stay two days)

Open: All year

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This is a great self-catering base for the Canal du Midi, and ideal for day rides into Narbonne. It's a grand old village house with an exit directly onto the canal towpath itself. There are also mountain views, a garden with a terrace and pool. It's ideal for those long summer days. Inside the house has been renovated but retains its rustic charm. It suits groups from 4-12 people (there are five large bedrooms, three bathrooms and a seperate WC). There's also a mezzanine with an extra two beds. The Swedish owners are clued up on all things bikey. Aside from the Canal du Midi itself, there are many marked cycle routes in this area. Bike hire is in the village 500m from the door. Away from the canal, enjoy the varied terrain in the Minervois and Corbières mountains, or trough vineyards and villages. Although self catering, a breakfast self-sevice and dinners (cooked or self-service) can be arranged in advance. 

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Canal du Midi - Villa Limonade (Olonzac)

Cyclist-focused B&B midway between Carcassonne and Beziers

8 rue du Cers
34210 Olonzac
Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon (Occitanie)
Phone: +33 (0)4 68 49 04 92 or +33 (0)6 37 40 63 95
Email: lavillalimonade@gmail.com

Price from: €85 per night or €550 per week

Open: All year

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Since opening Villa Limonade, their lovely 4-star B&B, Tony and Linda have seen a steady stream of cyclists pass through their doors. It's a trend they'd like to see continue, especially given they are perfectly placed near the Canal du Midi route. As the name suggests, Villa Limonade is a converted lemonade factory; it combines French chic with mod-cons. The B&B itself is located in the heart of the pretty village of Olonzac, near Homps. Olonzac is renowned for its Tuesday market and wonderful local wines. The village has a number of restaurants, shops and bars, but you can also enjoy a lovely home-cooked meal with Tony and Linda as part of their table d'hote service. The villa sleeps up to 12 people and welcomes both individuals and groups. There are six air-conditioned rooms, plus a pool and enclosed gardens – perfect for relaxation and recovery after a day on the bike. There is secure parking for 12 bikes, plus hire is available locally. Olonzac is equidistant between Carcassonne and Beziers, and is less than a five-minute ride from Homps and the canal itself. There are numerous other local cycling routes to explore, including some challenging climbs into the Black Mountains for the more adventurous. This is a great base for a varied cycling holiday. English, French and German spoken.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Basic maintenance/repair tools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Wifi

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Capendu - Hotel Restaurant Le Top du Roulier

Hotel at Capendu, south of the Canal du Midi at Marseillette

8 Avenue du Languedoc
11700 Capendu
Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon

Price from: €85

Open: All year

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Le Top du Roulier has hosted Tour de France teams – Tom Dumoulin and Warren Barguil's Giant Alpecin team stayed here when the Tour passed through in 2016, so we humbly submit that if it's good enough for those guys, then it's probably good enough for the rest of us too. It has comforatble rooms, plus a well-regarded local restaurant with a variety of menus (including special menus for mini-cyclists). Filling breakfast with various pastries and breads on offer. Free wifi. Within easy reach of the Canal du Midi at Marseillette.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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Capestang - Les Portes du Soleil

Canalside B&B

27 Avenue de la République
34310 Capestang
Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon

Price from: €75

Open: All year

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With a pool to relax in and a hearty breakfast to get you started, Les Portes Soleil is recommended for anyone cycling or boating along the Canal du Midi. They are used to warmly welcoming cyclists and also have bikes available for hire if needed. Free wifi. 

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
  • Laundry facilities

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Carcassonne - Hotel Le Donjon

Beautifully restored hotel in the heart of Carcassonne's Old Town

2 Rue du Comte Roger
La Cité
11000 Carcassonne
Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon

Price from: €112

Open: All year

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Hilde and Heather stayed here when they cycled the Canal du Midi – and they loved it. "What a fabulous start to our cycle ride down the Canal du Midi," Hilde wrote. "This hotel is an ancient building right in the middle of Carcassonne – its location could not be better." Helpful staff, secure bike store, comfortable (read: luxurious) rooms and hearty breakfasts. "Dark polished wood, beautiful fabrics, deep carpets, the odd suit of armour ... OK, OK, it's very touristy (remember this *is* one of France's most popular tourist towns), but it is very tastefully done. We loved it!" Free wifi, Onsite (cocktail) bar and restaurant. Peaceful gardens (all rooms look out over the gardens or the citadel). A hotel shuttle bus operates from the station or up from the old town gates. French, English anf Spanish spoken. You can read Hilde's full review here.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Local maps and route information
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Carcassonne – Hotel de la Cité

A luxurious end to a day on the bike with a splash of class in Carcassonne

Place Auguste Pierre Pont
11000 Carcassonne
Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon

Price from: €259

Open: All year

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Add a little luxury to your visit to the spectacular city of Carcassonne with a stay at the impressive Hotel de la Cité in the heart of the medieval fortress. Built in the 19th century in neo-gothic style, this hotel is full of surprises, with secret doors and passages, and patio and gardens with trees over a hundred years old. Eat in the Michelin-starred restaurant, La Barbacane, take a dip in the pool, or have a massage. Bike storage available in the hotel. The official website listed here has a best price guarantee.

Bike facilities

  • Secure bike parking
  • Bike hire on site or available locally
  • Laundry facilities

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