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Guy and Claire are wonderful hosts and their spacious apartments,
remodeled with their own hearts and hands, offer a gateway to this
historic village and surrounds. One emerges and returns to this lovely
home every day after trips through the small village that include
small retail shops (and one wonderful patisserie). But Guy and Claire's assistance in helping give notable locations and places of interest
was very helpful and providential. We are enthralled with the Corbieres countryside that is rich in history and beauty. The personal
outreach by our hosts just added to the felt ambience and comfortability. I would go back in a minute...and stay longer!
We really enjoyed our stay at Villa Saureto, helped by the very welcome ‘welcome pack’ on arrival with some essentials and a bottle of local wine.
The villa was very clean, tidy and spacious with everything you could need on holiday - a real home from home - with lovely views out to the Med from the verandas and two excellent pools which the kids couldn’t stay out of! Even in the peak of August the pools were not overly busy.
Fitou itself is small but charming with a couple of very good restaurants and excellent wine Caves, with some worthwhile local tours of local wine makers premises - Cap Leucate (free tickets from the welcome pack!) and Terra Vinea, etc. Be careful with how much wine you ‘taste’ however if driving!
The beach at Leucate was excellent, long and super clean, with views out to the Pyrenees (Although we didn’t, Barcelona can be reached by train from Leucate) and more great restaurants in the town – ‘La Bodega El Flamingo’ being a firm favourite (definitely need to book however)
We used the villa as a convenient base for day trips to Carcassonne, Toulouse, Narbonne, Perpignan and Collioure which were brilliant for culture, food, shopping and the typical French summer atmosphere. There are plenty of varied things to see and do in the region and the villa was well suited to relaxing and re-charging. I would highly recommend and would love to return again in the future.