If you’re planning a weekend in Carcassonne on a budget, book a room at the Hotel Astoria Carcassonne. This conveniently located Carcassonne hotel offers cheaply priced rooms for travelers and families. The colourful guest rooms at the Astoria are designed to sleep 2, 3, or 4 people. The bathrooms have a toilet and a shower or a bathtub. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi internet access. Free parking is available for bikes and motorcycles. The Astoria Hotel has garage parking for cars, subject to charges. The Astoria has a great location on the Canal du Midi, a 5 minute walk from the Gare de Carcassonne railway station. The hotel is located in the newer, lower section of the city, called the ville basse, close to restaurants and tourist services. About 1.4 km/0.9 miles to the south, across the Aude River, is the medieval fortified city. Called the Cité de Carcassonne, it consists of a double ring of ramparts and 53 towers. Its popular attractions include the Inquisition Tower, with its Musée de la Torture, and the Basilica of St. Nazaire and St. Celse.