Camping Air Hotel Grand Sud, Route de Limoux, 11250 Preixan, Carcassonne, Tel 0468268818

To Find Site:- Leave A61 autoroute at junction 23 and head towards Limoux on D118. Not far before Preixan the road divides into a short length of dual carriageway section, The campsite is on the left a short distance after the dual carriageway section ends and is well signed. Reception is closed between midday and 3.00pm but there is quite a bit of room at the entrance to park.

Camping Grand Sud is a few miles south of Carcassonne. It has around 100 touring pitches and one side of the site is bordered by a lake where fishing is allowed. They vary in size but most are of a reasonable size. Some are on grass but many, particularly near the lake and under trees are on hard baked soil and in places uneven. There are about 40/50 mobile homes on site. Electric points, 6 amp supply, use mainly CEE17 connectors but watch out for reverse polarity. Water points are dotted around the site. The toilet/shower facilities are housed in several small blocks around the site and seem to be unisex. They are of an acceptable standard but could do with an upgrade. Toilets are seatless and no paper provided. During the high season the site has a restaurant/bar and bread can be ordered. Near the restaurant is a small swimming pool with a slide. There is also a WiFi facility at the bar. Unfortunately in the low season, when the ACSI Card is accepted, none of these facilities are available so all you are getting at this time of the season is a pitch with electrics and water and limited toilet facilities. There seems limited English spoken at reception. Our visit was during the third week of September and one would have to say the site generally lacked the impression of TLC being spent on it. Difficult to judge what it would be like at other times of year but would have thought it better as a stop over or short stay site. The campsite is quite close to the D118 so there will be some road noise at certain times of day.

La Cite, the Medieval City just outside Carcassonne is within easy reach of the campsite and is well signed. This is a big wine producing region so there are lots of opportunities to buy wine direct. For shopping and fuel you have a choice of Carcassonne or Limoux in the other direction.