This classic townhouse in a small town outside of Carcissonne is perfect for a family seeking a quiet venue within range of wineries, restaurants, ancient castles or the Mediterranean beaches. We were greeted by the owner who walked us through the property while explaining how to use some of the appliances we were not familiar with from previous travels. The home itself is well-appointed with all a visiting family would need to feel comfortable, and information on practically every subject can be found in the large library. The outside garden provides the perfect place for quiet reading, conversation, or a nice glass of local wine. This is an excellent venue for your next visit to southern France.
Our favorite place to be was on the upper terrace with a view of the abbey. So many nights we were star gazing up there. We spotted so many meteors and a few satellites. Your house was a delight, everything we needed. The front bedroom was a bit noisy, but it is harvest time and the grapes must get picked and delivered.
We were very thankful for the wash machine, clothes line and pens, as my sister's luggage was lost for 7 days.
A huge thank you for helping us with our medical situation. Dr. Francisco was marvelous. One of the waitresses at Table d' Èmilie, (I think she cleans for you) spoke highly of Dr. Francisco. And by the way, what a wonderful restaurant.
Thank you for your hospitality, that bottle of wine on arrival was a perfect touch to put us in French mode.
We loved the experience of living in an older home in the heart of a medieval village. Hanging out at La Grande Fontaine became a ritual for us, eventually we were enamored to meet a couple of the regulars.
I didn't find out until late in our visit that the donkeys I spotted were actually in a sanctuary and could be adopted. How wonderful! I am rather fond of donkeys.
I am rambling, but it was all so wonderful. It will be difficult now to adjust to not having
a patisserie, wonderful hiking and walking paths, and all the wonderful dogs hanging out at the Fountain. It's a magical place and we truly enjoyed a comfortable home to come back to every night.
Angela and Åke Elhammer