Welcome to Le Petit Chateau

Getting There

It is very easy to get to Le Petit Chateau.

The full address is:
Apartment 5, Le Petit Chateau,
Domaine La Goutarende,
Cuxac-Cabardes,
Aude, France 11390

Le Petit Chateau

It is in the South-West of the country, about 50 miles inland from the Mediterranean coast, in the region of Longuedoc Rousillon.

If you prefer to drive all the way from England, it is possible to do it in one day from Calais, although we’d recommend a two-day journey – which would be much more relaxing and enjoyable.

A fun alternative would be to let the train take the strain. The excellent SNCF railway will take you to Montpellier or Toulouse, and from there you can get a local service, or hire a car, for the remainder of the journey.

By far the easiest, and usually the cheapest way to travel, is by air, the nearest airport being Carcassonne, served by Ryanair.
 
This is only about 25 kms away, with an easy and pleasant drive, by-passing the city centre, and staying on one main road marked ‘Mazamet’, until you reach Cuxac-Cabardes.

Very soon after leaving the airport, you will be driving alongside the Canal-du-Midi, and along typical French tree-lined avenues. The road is un-congested and well sign-posted. Your holiday will have already begun the moment you step off the plane!

As well as Carcassonne, Ryanair also flies to other nearby airports – Nimes, Montpelier and Perpignan, all of which are around 90 minutes away. Toulouse airport, served by BA from Heathrow, is also around an hour and a half from Le Petit Chateau.

We love Ryanair! They are cheap and cheerful. And in our experience their claim to be the most punctual airline is in fact accurate. But if they can find more ways of making you pay for your baggage, you can bet your Irish Punt that they will!

In the apartment you should find all the things we could think of to make your holiday enjoyable. So, instead of stuffing your cases full of things that are already there, travel light with hand-luggage only, and don’t give Michael O’Leary any more of your hard-earned money!

Simply email or phone us for a comprehensive list of what you will find in the apartment.

It is easy to hire a car at the airports, but if you want a driving-free holiday, we may be able to arrange for our English friends who live in our neighbouring village, to collect you from Carcassonne. Their charge is likely to be less than the cost of a taxi.

After reaching the village of Cuxac-Cabardes, Le Petit Chateau is just a few minutes away, higher up in the hills. Full directions will be provided prior to your holiday.

Rest assured, it is easy to find, and the directions are well signed. Or if you like we may be able to arrange for you to be met at the local bar in Cuxac, taken to Le Petit Chateau, and shown around to help you settle in.

Whichever way you decide to go, we will be happy to help and advise you when planning your route.

Whichever way you decide to go, we will be happy to help and advise you when planning your route.

Whichever way you decide to go, we will be happy to help and advise you when planning your route.

Car Hire

At Carcassonne Airport there are a number of different companies to choose from just outside the airport doors - click here to visit the website of the independent car hire comparison service we would recommend. They do not supply vehicles themselves and no bias is shown in the results they display, all vehicles are ordered by price - the cheapest first.

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