Carlipa, France

Carlipa Holiday Rental Villas - Houses Carlipa

Carlipa is a commune in the Aude department in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France. Nestled in the heart of "Cathar Country," Carlipa is based in one of France’s most stunning departments – Aude. When you stay in self-catering Carlipa holiday rental villas you’re in easy access to the Mediterranean Sea and the Pyrenees mountains.

Around Carlipa attractions for visitors include the Basilica of Saint-Nazaire (Basilique St Nazaire) in Carcassonne (22 km), Cite de l'espace just outside Toulouse and of course Toulouse itself – la ville rose (59 km) may appeal to culture lovers!

Nearby there is plenty to explore when you rent self catering holiday accommodation in Carlipa, France. Montolieu is a small, pretty village, which prides itself with its reputation as a 'village of books and graphic arts', boasting over 15 bookstores. Even if you aren't interested in books, the village is in an attractive setting on a rocky outcrop between two rivers.

At nearby Saissac the highlight is undoubtedly the chateau, in its fine wooded setting. The Chateau de Saissac, which dates from the 10th century, is a Cather castle with impressive views across the Carcassone plains. The chateau has been restored in recent years and is now open to the public – well worth a visit when you take a Carlipa holiday rental house.

Close by is also Revel, a 14th century bastide town, which still has its original central market hall, replete with a belfry on top. Revel is seen at its best on market day, Saturday. Close to Revel you can also visit Saint-Ferréol - the main reservoir of the Canal du Midi (a UNESCO world heritage site). There’s plenty to do and see when you rent a villa in Carlipa.

Travelling to your Carlipa holiday rental home: The closest airport to Carlipa is Carcassonne Airport (17 km) also nearby are Toulouse Airport (71 km), Perpignan Airport (87 km), or Beziers Airport (100 km). All of these airports are well-served throughout the UK’s airports by low cost, scheduled and charter flights. Train service is from Carcassonne to Paris Montparnasse with changes en route. Expect the journey to take between 5-7 hours. If you plan to drive Carlipa, it’s reached via the A61 auto route from Toulouse to Narbonne. Allow at least a full day’s driving time from France’s northern ferry terminals – Viamichelin estimates 10 hours from Cherbourg and that’s without a break.

Carlipa is under the influence of a Mediterranean climate. It has distinct seasonal variations; the summer climate is hot, with temperatures in July and August regularly exceeding 30°C / 86°F. Winters in Carlipa tend to be fairly mild, with only average levels of precipitation and plenty of sunny weather, although the evenings and nights do feel chilly at this time of the year. The average annual daytime temperatures in Carlipa are around 20°C / 68°F.