Tastefully renovated Holiday Home in Alaigne, nr. Carcassonne & Limoux, Languedoc, France. - Peaceful Location With The Benefit Of A Village Setting - Complete With Bakery/shop And gallery
- english, french
The catalyst for our life in France and the name of our Chambres d'Hotes was our first classic French car, a 1951 Dyna Panhard. In fact, the actual car which was shown at the London Motor show in October 1951 Chez Dyna was love at first sight despite the extensive work that was immediatly necessary !. We have lovingly restored the house over a 5 year period and our enthusiasm both for the house and our village has not waned. Since opening as a Chambres d'Hotes three years ago we have met many interesting people from different countries. It is a pleasure to share our home and to share stories over a glass or two of wine. Recently we have added a little cottage, a small art gallery and transformed an old forge into a gorgeous apartment for those who prefer self catering holidays.
geoff purchased this Cottage in 2004
Why geoff chose Alaigne
This area is perfect for exploring the mythical Cathar country and tasting the local wines and food. We are in a lovely village just Half an hour from Carcassonne and Rennes-Le-Chateau. Our village has its own shop, Bakery, post office, tiny school and art gallery / boutique gift shop - so we can be in a peaceful setting among the vineyards yet just a short drive to the local attractions.
What makes this Cottage unique
Carcassonne Airport is less than half an hour away whilst Toulouse, Beziers and Perpignan can be reached in just over an hour yet this perfect location allows you to experience life in a genuine French village.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Well equipped property, ideal location for Carcassonne.
thanks Lorraine for your review. We are pleased that you found Chez Dyna to be a relaxing base from which to explore the Carcassonne area.
Myself and a work colleague stayed in L'ancienne Forge gite while we were in the area for business. It was a really great space to relax and work in and Lin and Geoff were great knowledgable, helpful hosts!
Un gioiello nel Sud della Francia
Un soggiorno rilassante e romantico quello che io e il mio ragazzo abbiamo trascorso dal 21 al 28 marzo da Chez Dyna, nella fantastica regione dell'Aude.
Abbiamo optato per il self catering e prenotato il delizioso "Cottage" Gite a Chez Dyna. Il cottage e' ben curato ed e' stato rinnovato recentemente con stile e buon gusto dai proprietari Lin e Geoff. Il Cottage e' pulito e fornito di tutti i confort necessari e immaginabili: utensili, pentole e piatti; c'e' un caminetto a legna che abbiamo acceso una sera per guardare un fim. Anche il giardino, sul retro del B&B, e' accessibile da tutti gli ospiti.
L'accoglienza di Lin e Geoff ci ha fatto sentire fin da subito come a casa. Ci hanno suggerito ristoranti, mercatini delle pulci, bric a' brac, paesini e luoghi da visitare tra Tolosa, Carcassonne e in generale nella regione Catara. Chez Dyna e' immerso nel verde, nelle campagne dell'Aude, tra sentieri e vigneti ed e' un ottimo punto di partenza per chi come noi volesse esplorare la regione Catara.
E' stato un soggiorno meraviglioso, un'esperienza da ripetere ogni volta che si vuole davvero staccare la spina e, anche se un po' distante dal paese di Limoux (circa 10/15km in macchina) ne vale davvero la pena. Un'ultima "chicca" che non posso non nominare e' la galleria d'arte " La Forgerie" inaspettatamente fornita di eccellenti pezzi d'arte: foto, dipinti, abbigliamento e oggettistica fatti a mano da artisti locali e non e a prezzi ragionevoli: ottima per chi, come noi, lascia l'acquisto dei regali all'ultimo momento. Altamente raccomandato!!! Anche il B&B sembra ottimo.
Grazie Lin e Geoff!!! Torneremo senz'altro a stare da voi!
I stayed in The Old Forge Gite next to the Art Gallery. It was like a home from home - modern styled very comfortable and ideal as a base for my expeditions. Beautiful part of the world, friendly locals and the owners are lovely. Thoroughly recommended.
away from it all
During the months of May and June 2014, I made my home at Chez Dyna for relaxation and for work. I couldn’t have discovered a more perfect setting in France for what I needed. I found my beautifully furnished gite, the truly quaint village of Alaigne, my slow evening walks, and the surrounding vineyards and weather just what I was looking for. The owners of Chez Dyna, Geoff and Lin, assisted me giving me information for touring. They informed me of events and sites near Alaigne and the surrounding area that I wouldn’t have known otherwise. I will be returning to the same gite during the months of May and June 2015.
Special interest holidays:
Information / tutoring etc on wine and wine tasting tours can be arranged.
Cathar history tuition can be arranged.
Snowboarding tuition can be offered.
Horse riding & pony trecking
Cycling and cycle rental
Kyaking & canooing
Many local walks
Boat trips on Canal du Midi
40 mins. drive to the coastal beaches - 30 mins drive to lakes with sandy beach
Carcassonne 30 mins.
Beziers 60 mins.
Toulouse 60 mins.
Perpignan 90 mins.
Limoux (home of the Blanquette de Limoux) 15mins.
Carcassonne 30 mins.
Rennes-Le-Chateau 30 mins.
Bugerach 30 mins.
Canal du Midi 20mins.
Chez Dyna benefits from being able to offer a location only half an hour from the bustling city of Carcassonne, but in a tranquil village set in the Malepere vinyards. The village boasts is own cafe - bar for dining or taking that early evening apero as well as having its own baker for those fresh croissants each morning.
It is a perfect location to relax before the days' exploration commences.