To describe how good Domaine de Palatz is!. I had a week here with my wife and 5 year old daughter in July (at the same time as Ian M below!). Just a stunningly beautiful area, and the gite was perfect for our needs.
Only 20 minutes drive from the fabulous medieval city of carcassonne, and absolutely surrounded by picture perfect rural French villages, the most beautiful of which is Minerve, a little hilltop village surrounded by a huge gorge on all sides, well worth a visit.
Iola is a marvellous host, not intrusive at all, but always on hand to recommend anything you may be looking for. Look forward to returning one day soon, all the best Iola!.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Domaine de Palatz is a charming 17th Century country estate located in the heart of the wine growing area of the Minervois, Languedoc Roussillon, and offers luxurious accommodation on a Bed & Breakfast (B&B) and self catering basis. Recently renovated to exacting standards, the domaine retains much of its original rustic charm, and combines delightful period details with the modern amenities you would expect, all in spacious natural surrounds of 25 acres. There is a large private pool and summer kitchen, covered courtyard, ample parking facilities, numerous picnicking and BBQ areas, gardens, terraces and panoramic views. Surrounded by vineyards, this property is ideal for a peaceful, relaxing holiday. Local activities include fine dining, sightseeing, watersports, fishing, walking, horse riding, golf, or simply lazing in the Languedoc sun. Easily accessible by plane, train or car, Domaine de Palatz is one hour from the coast, 20 mins from the airport and medieval town of Carcassonne, and just a breathe away from countless cultural and historical sights. ... more less