Quality holiday village house, gite, for self catering vacation rental in sunny Languedoc, Southern France. Close to Narbonne, Carcassonne and the Mediterranean. Private cottage lets in the south of France chez nous at www.lamaisondumurier.co.uk

the sunny terrace of our holiday house near Carcassonne and Narbonne canal du midi near our holiday house in Aude, Languedoc near Carcassonne and Narbonne Magnificent Carcassonne which is near our holiday house

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Quality private holiday house gite in friendly wine village in Languedoc, South of France

Near Narbonne and Carcassonne

Off the D 6113 - Narbonne to Carcassonne- just a 15 kilometre drive from Narbonne - a country road leads to Raissac d’Aude, a tiny village tucked away amid the lush vineyards of the Aude valley.

the shady terrace of our house close to Carcassonne and NarbonneThere is one shop in the village, which sells everything (including bread) but nearby Canet d’Aude has a supermarket, pharmacy, bakery, butcher, tabac, and a bar / brasserie. There is a wide variety of  restaurants within a short drive and in Narbonne.

You must  take a bike ride along the world famous Canal du Midi, e.g. from the chateau at Ventenac to Le Somail which is towards Narbonne and a  little gem. Or in Homps, towards Carcassonne, one can rent a canal boat to take a day trip on the Canal or go on an organised tour.

Lézignan, only a 10’ drive towards Carcassonne, is a prosperous provincial town with a number of supermarkets and a bustling open air street market on Wednesdays.

Narbonne, a vibrant town with a beautiful old centre around the Cathedral and the Old Palace, boasts the picturesque art deco Les Halles where one finds delicious seafood, bread, pastry, fresh meat and vegetables, wines, cheeses. All the good things of French life! 

La Clape, a mountainous protected natural resort between Narbonne and the Mediterranean, beckons the visitor to its footpaths with splendid views across the sea, beyond the Pyrenees towards the rocky capes of Spain’s Costa Brava.

The Spanish border is just a 1 hour drive, unless one stops in the Catalan capital of Perpignan. 

In the other direction, much closer, past Narbonne, there is poetic Béziers to be seen and trendy Montpellier. Of course the endless sandy beaches and the yachting marinas between Sète and Gruissan deserve a lengthy visit too. There is almost too much to see

Medieval Carcassonne, object of much desire during the Albigensian crusades, and now one of France's most popular tourist destinations, is just forty minutes from our house..Carcassonne

Carcassonne was restored to storybook perfection in the 1800s. Nowadays Carcassonne erupts every Bastille Day in an awesome display of fireworks.

Beyond the Cité of Carcassonne itself, vast horizons open up to you. Perched on their "Pogs" (peaks) of dizzying heights, the Cathar Country châteaux await you, their indomitable silhouettes punctuating the Midi sky. On windy evenings you just might perhaps hear the echo of the crusade against the Albigensians. the breath of History as described in The Labyrinth the bestselling novel by Kate Mosse.

The area is brilliantly suited to cycling. Use our bikes or hire quality bikes from Mellow velos who are based in nearby Paraza, which can be reached by way  a pleasant cycle along the Canal du Midi shaded by the plane trees.

Brian cycled from Calais to Raissac d'Aude in September 2010 to mark his retirement from teaching and to raise much needed funds for the  Samaritans read all about it

or the article which appeared in the Midi Libre

He also cycled from Raissac to Scotland in June 2012 in memory of David NobleDavid Noble to raise funds for Bowel Cancer UK details here

 Wireless Broadband and Windows 10 laptop available

Quality holiday village house or gite for self catering vacation rentals in sunny Aude, Languedoc, Southern France. Close to Narbonne, Carcassonne and the Mediterranean. Private cottage lets in the south of France chez nous at www.lamaisondumurier.co.uk