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Beautiful French Village!

We have visted this lovely little village several times and just love it! It is typically sleepy... read more

Reviewed March 28, 2018
Carcassonne Center, France
Charming village

We only stayed two days, but it was lovely, interesting shops and studios - and a great wine shop... read more

Reviewed September 29, 2017
Winchester UK
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Montolieu, 11170 Montolieu, Carcassonne, France
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Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

A cute city to walk around in with virtually nothing to do. Most of the shops were closed and the shops that were open had very little to offer of interest. There was a nice viewpoint over the falls.

Thank Madison K
Reviewed March 28, 2018

We have visted this lovely little village several times and just love it! It is typically sleepy and you do need to think about the time you visit. Plenty of parking just below the village. Wonderful walks and super picnic opportunities around the river (we...More

2  Thank MRB01
Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

We only stayed two days, but it was lovely, interesting shops and studios - and a great wine shop! Intriguing veggie vending machine!

1  Thank JanieG59
Reviewed September 22, 2017

On our last day of our trip to Carcassonne, by chance we drove through this beautiful village. We stopped and ate at a fabulous roadside restaurant ( Casquette et Chapeau) and had superp french food. A stroll around the village made us wish we had...More

2  Thank arranphotography
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

The Hay on Wye of France. A beautiful village full of books stores, charming roads to wander through and art shops. Several great restaurants, a fab wine shop and fantastic views. Worth an visit when visiting Carcassone or the Montagne Noire.

Thank JamesG186402
Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

We happened upon this village from the advice of locals from a nearby village. And we would like to go back at least once a year. Very welcoming and warm artistic village. Fulfills all your imagines of a perfect French village

Reviewed April 28, 2017

The "book village" of Montolieu is unique. It's right up the road from Carcassonne. But it's a million visitors less busy. The main attraction is the book stores selling used and rare books and prints. A crafts colony has grown up around them, to take...More

2  Thank Tom A
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were staying in Carcassonne for 5 days and had rented a car for the first 3. We decided to go north of the city the first day then south the next. So off we drove following the small white roads on...More

1  Thank Richard P
Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Have just spent 5 days staying with a friend in the most beautiful village of Montolieu. It is a small village, but is the perfect spot to prop for a while. It has a cafe, a bar with restaurant, post office and small supermarket. A...More

5  Thank Emma H
Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful village, incredibly picturesque and the local people are so friendly and welcoming. 24 hour automatic Organic veg box system. Incredible.

Thank Jean D
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