Montsegur is a peaceful little village nestled in the Pyrenees an hour or so south of Toulouse. The mountains around the village are mostly uninhabited and provide a natural beauty second to none. The village itself is a celebration of 14th and 15th century living. The locals are friendly and charming. I plan on returning to the Auberge de Montsegur as soon as possible. The hotel is small and cozy. It offers 21st century ammenities (nice bathrooms, comfortable beds, wifi) while it honors the history of Montsegur in its structural integrity and decor (stone walls, wood beams, open fire places, etc.). The owners, Heidi and Pierre, are wonderful people who go out of their way to make the experience authentic and comfortable. The restaurant is the jewel of the village, a dining experience you will not forget. Great atmosphere, great food, and great service three meals a day! A truly delightful and inspiring experience! I've found no better stay in France!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A charming old-style auberge with stone walls, wooden beams and open fireplaces in a building dating from the 15th century in the centre of the listed village of Montségur, next to the church. Montségur is famous for its hilltop castle and lost fortified village, and the role it played in the Crusades and Inquisition and is one of the Grand Sites of France.A hotel with 13 rooms, 4 of which with four-poster beds and Jacuzzi baths. ... more less