Location Map & Driving Instructions for accommodation in South France

By: Saissac  06-Dec-2011
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21 Rue d’Autan, Saissac, Aude, France

    Saissac is a medieval village, 17kms to the north west of Carcassonne, at the foot of the Montagne Noir (Black Mountains). It has a 1000 year old ruined chateau and spectacular views across the Languedoc Valley towards the Pyrenees.

Suggested Flight Destinations:


Toulouse Blanac Airport is just over 60 minutes driving time from the house. It is an international airport serviced by:

·        Easyjet

·        British Airways

·        Air France

·        Lufthansa

If travelling direct to France from the South Pacific, we recommend arranging flights into Los Angeles and then the Lufthansa connections via Germany (Munich or Frankfurt), and then across to Toulouse. These flight arrangements lessen the actual travel time and keep you clear of the congestion in Paris or Heathrow.   


The local airport at Carcassonne, 15minutes or so drive time from the house, is serviced by RyanAir, who provide regular or daily services from seven European destinations:

·        Brussels

·        Cork

·        Dublin

·        London (Standsted)

·        Liverpool

·        East Midlands

·        Shannon

The fares offered by RyanAir are very reasonable, but they are primarily a low cost trans-European carrier; be very aware of their baggage restrictions. They allow only limited weights to be carried. Some long haul travellers have then been charged substantial excess baggage fees!!

Driving Instructions

Click below to download a pdf containing detailed driving instructions from all corners of France:

Driving Distances:

(on Peage ‘A’ Freeways)

Paris to Saissac (blue circle as shown) - 7-8 hours

Toulouse to Saissac

- 1 hour; Carcassonne to Saissac - 15/20 minutes.

Narbonne to Saissac

- 1 hour; Spanish Border - 90 minutes.

Ski Fields in the Pyrenees

- 90 minutes; Marseille to Saissac - 3 hours.

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History of the House

In earlier times, farm animals were kept overnight in the cellar beneath the house, both for protection for the stock during the harsh winters as well as to provide a source of natural heating to the residents There are still rusty old metal rings in the cellar walls which show where the animals were tethered.


The Structure of the House

Downstairs, you will find the dining room, which exits out to the 20m² tiled deck with the gas BBQ, a small but very French functional kitchen, combined shower and laundry room, plus a separate toilet. The house is a spilt level stone structure, built in two parts about 200 years ago, with sleeping upstairs and living, kitchen and washing facilities downstairs.


Rates & Rental Information for accomodation in the Saissac Village

Mops, vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board etc can be found in the storage cabinet in the bathroom.Rubbish bags are under the sink in the kitchen and are simply deposited in the large council bins across the street. The oven is run by natural gas, which is provided by a large gas bottle which is inside the cupboard between the oven and the fridge.