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Forge de Montolieu

Hameu du Franc, 11170 Montolieu, France
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Forge de Montolieu
Ranked #1 of 6 Montolieu B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Bowie, Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having just finished a feast of gazpacho, rounds of bread and chèvre put under the broiler, duck breast, risotto with chanterelles and onions, homemade bread, homemade chutney, assorted cheeses, rhubarb cream and fresh madeleines from Charles who is serving the food as he prepares the plates and Laure hands them around, this charming couple has brought us into their lovely... More

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Marseille, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

My partner and I spent 3 nights at Forge de Montolieu, and if I wasn't that we had to return to work we would have spent the week! The Forge, it's stunning garden and most off the welcome of Laure and Charles was wonderful. We needed a quiet getaway and we found it! Our days were spent relaxing by the... More

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Munich, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Just go there and see...you won't regret. You'll find there a fairytale garden, waterfalls, dogs, cats, doves, (sometimes owls), beautiful rooms, fresh food prepared by the great cook Charles on demandl, atmosphere....

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Northern Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Our visit to the Forge was undoubtedly one of the highlights of our recent trip to southern France. Since returning home we have been recommending it to friends and family, although the urge to keep it to ourselves is very strong because it is such a unique place. The accommodation and its surroundings are magnificent, full of character and history.... More

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We arrived tired and hot,and within minutes were warmly greeted and installed in our ( large and comfortable and fresh) room,with our very own waterfall just outside our window. Friendly hosts,friendly menagerie(dogs and cats) leafy walks by the picturesque river, fabulous food(really) If that wasn't enough the village of Montolieu with it's twenty eight odd bookshops,and its friendly and helpful... More

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Charles C, Gérant at Forge de Montolieu, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your visit as well as the time spent writing such a wonderful review. Since you have left, I have had many villagers ask how you both are getting along and I think that the time spent here touched more than a few. In any case, we thank you again and do hope to see you... More

Tahiti
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

After a long, hot day of driving 8 hours from Brittany down to the southern part of France, what better impression could one have of tranquillity, beauty, soft light filtering through the multitude of shrubs, trees, flowers, and the heady sound of rushing water cascading from more than 3 different sources that can be found at La Forge de Montolieu... More

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ForgedeMontolieu, Owner at Forge de Montolieu, responded to this review

Wow, how wonderful to see that you were happy here. This review touches us, not only because you were happy but, also because you know about the business... Regardless of the rest, we can not begin to thank you for the wonderful moments that we spent together - reminding all what vacations should be about. I thank you you for... More

Louisville, Kentucky
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Laure and Charles are two of the most welcoming hosts that we encountered on our recent drive through Southwest France. In 4 short years they have transformed La Forge into a premier B & B with comfortable well appointed rooms and beautiful grounds. Upon request Charles will provide an evening meal from local, fresh ingredients. In fact, some of the... More

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Charles C, Propriétaire at Forge de Montolieu, responded to this review

Many thanks for such a wonderful review! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and were equally pleased to meet you. We certainly hope to see you again and, in the meantime, do take care and enjoy the books! More

Marseille, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

After many roads traveled, this is the first time I've ever felt compelled to post a review. My wife, boy and I stayed at La Forge recently for a brief two day visit while passing thru the area. We enjoyed our stay so much, we are already conspiring our return. Charles, Laure and adorable Seyna make for gracious/charming hosts. Their... More

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

The Forge is a wonderful, magical place. The owners have done an amazing job with the gardens and the rooms and bathrooms are very comfortable. The food is handmade and very delicious. And the owners made us feel very welcoming.

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Charles C, Propriétaire at Forge de Montolieu, responded to this review

Thank you for your note on The Forge. We are glad that we were able to give you a bit of sunshine and bit of what our area has to offer... Thanks also for the comments on our food which we do take care to prepare fresh, with local produce and ingredients. We hope that the rest of your trip... More

Munich
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We stayed for five days at the forge to enjoy what the quiet and remote place promised. And we have not been disappointed... quite the opposite! What a magic place this is can not really be expressed, it has to be experienced. Watch out for lovely little details everywhere! In addition to the place itself, to the wonderful garden and... More

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Charles C, Propriétaire at Forge de Montolieu, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and that we met your expectations. The dogs miss you, as do we and we certainly hope to see you again soon! In the meantime, thanks for letting us know what you thought of your stay! C More

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Address: Hameu du Franc, 11170 Montolieu, France
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Location: France > Languedoc-Roussillon > Aude > Montolieu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At the village of Montolieu (15 min. from Carcasssonne), a gorgeous ancient industrial site shaped by a napoleonic forge, and textile mill; at road’s end, alongside a steep sided river with wild nature as sole neighbour. East-west orientation guarantees, from morning to dusk, that every room of the house has its share of light and shade. The newly renovated bedrooms offer a sober, but colourful elegance, along with their pretty individual en-suite bathrooms. The domain is less than five minutes from the village, and at close proximity to all that the area has to offer…The hosts, Charles Cowen, photographer, gardener and musician, and Laure, book dealer at Montolieu – “Village du Livre”, greet their guests with a warm welcome, in a relaxing and family-oriented surroundings. Charles Cowen devotes his culinary talents to his guests, preparing refined and flowery meals with fresh organic local ingredients. Guests who love books as much as good food can also wander through Montolieu to load up their book bags at Laure’s store, “La Lettre volée”, or at the fourteen other book stores of the village… ... more   less 
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