You can get away to our retreat by checking out where we are on google above.
Carcassonne Airport, Salvaza, Carcassonne at 28 Kilometres
Carcassonne Train Station at 24 Kilometres
A61, Carcassonne East at 21 Kilometres
Sire de Cabaret restaurant and bar, Roquefere at 1.8 Kilometres
Get Away by Car
It takes about 25 minutes from Carcassonne, and it’s a charming drive, with very narrow, curvy roads.
Get Away by Air
The nearest major cities to fly into are Carcassonne, Perpignan and Beziers, all serviced by Ryanair.
Here are the airports:
Belgium, England, Ireland, Scotland, Portugal.
Flights from Charleroi, Cork, Dublin, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Nottingham, Stansted – London, and Porto.
Since 2009, the airport has had over 450,000 passengers every year.
Flights from Charleroi, Paris Orly, Manchester, and Southampton.
Get Away by Train
Basically, for those traveling from Europe, the best bet to get here is Ryanair to Carcassonne, which is a 30-minute drive to the house.
Of course, non Europe-based residents who want to visit London, Berlin or Dublin (for example) for a day or two can also use Ryanair.
Ryanair is infamous among travelers for their surcharges. Read the fine print.
To note: if you miss a flight or pack too much luggage, what seemed like a very inexpensive ticket suddenly becomes very expensive.
Obey their check-in procedures. If you are 30 seconds late for a connection they will not let you on the plane.
From the US, it’s easiest to fly into Toulouse through other European cities, including Paris.
Driving to the house from Paris is a very long day-long affair; same with the train.
Those who want to visit Paris on either end can certainly do that.
TGVs from Paris to Toulouse cost about 100-150 Euro round trip, and it’s good to have a reservation in advance.
From Toulouse, it’s an easy hour and a half drive to the house.
Or, people can take the train to Carcassonne (60 Euro round trip; the airport shuttle to the train station costs an additional 5 Euro each way) and get picked up, or, take a taxi up the mountain from there, if they don’t plan to rent a car or sign up for the ride package (we will attach information about this when your application is accepted).
The train schedules, etc, are on the SNCF website.
From Barcelona, it’s about three hours by car; again, it’s an easy drive.
Sorry, we don’t know the prices for trains to Carcassonne from there. That would also be on the SNCF website.
There are other ways; people come into Marseille, Montpellier.