We stayed in the three bedroom apartment for two weeks in July and I'm still having trouble summing up this amazing rental property, town, experience. Wonderful place to stay; a tragedy to leave! I hope you can stand more of us, Nicole and Michael, because we'll be back next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- House la France overlooks the Orbieu River in the beautiful listed village of Lagrasse. Easily accessible and just a short drive from Carcassonne, Toulouse, Perpignan Montpellier and Girona airports also Narbonne, the Mediterranean, Collioure and even Spain and the Costa Blanca. Swim in the river, go for a leisurely walk in the hills, a bike ride, sample oysters freshly plucked from the sea, or simply relax on the terrace and watch the sun go down. The Abbey Sainte Marie d’Orbieu, the origins of which date back to the VIII century, is just one of many attractions of this lovely and unspoilt village in an area steeped in Cathar history. There are six restaurants, two bars, an Epicerie, a Boulangerie, Pharmacy, Post Office and numerous pottery shops and galleries, all only a short walk from our front door as is the medieval (XIV century) covered market square where we have a weekly market selling a range of delicious organic and local produce including cheese, olive oil, fruit and vegetables, bread and more…The house, which forms part of the original village rampart walls, has been divided into two stylish and luxurious apartments available for holiday rentals. The Terrace Apartment has 3 bedrooms (all with en-suite bathrooms), 2 terraces, one of which is very large, and a bright and spacious living area. The River and Ramparts Apartment has 1 bedroom, a spacious living area and a lovely terrace/balcony from which to observe the local wildlife and the river trickling by. Access to the apartments is through the Riad-like courtyard. Once a cobbled lane, it now forms the shady and characterful courtyard in the centre of the house. If you would like more information, Nicole or Michael will be happy to help. ... more less