Why come to our area? Not just to visit the world-famous medieval city of Carcassonne but also;
The Canal du Midi, the Cathar castles (Lastours, Saissac, Quéribus, Peyrpetuse, Puylaurens + many others), what a history, such vertiginous sites!
Montolieu, village of books and of art (20+ bookshops and art galleries; cafés and restaurants), 4 km from us
Stylish and historic towns and cities (Narbonne, Perpignan, Montpellier, Toulouse)
Medieval abbeys (Villelongue, Fontfroide, Lagrasse + more) : hauntingly beautiful
Caves with astonishing crystal formations (Cabrespine, Limousis)
The Mediterranean coast: Gruissan, Collioure, Leucate
The Pyrenees: thermal spas, fantastic vistas, wonderful walks, caves with pre-historic paintings
And a dinosaur museum, safari park, Roman ruins, Wisigoth tombs, Neolithic necropolises, space city and much more ……………
Great for walking and cycling.
Kayaking, rafting, riding, golf, tennis.
THE WINE! stunning wines, excellent quality at reasonable cost : Cabardès, Minervois, Corbières, Limoux, Malpère
THE GASTRONOMY! Traditional street markets (Carcassonne, Revel, Bram, Mirepoix) with local produce. A range of places to eat, from restaurants with regional specialities cassoulet (hearty bean and sausage/duck/goose casserole) and foie gras to those specialising in fish or in lighter fusion-inspired cuisine. Excellent choice of organic produce (vegetables, fruit and wines + the rest).
Bilingual owners Sue and Louis are happy to book restaurants or activities, and to arrange wine tastings, cookery courses, French lessons, and guided walks.