A Self Catering Holiday in France
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Le Moulin de l'Argentouire - 300 year old former water mill in the Languedoc Roussillon region of France, a lovely place to stay for your French holiday
Has there ever been a better time to plan a holiday in Europe. Well OK that may not ring true initially, but there are currently a lot of deals available for package tours and travel in and to Europe. Also If you are looking for travel advice for Europe to find out the cost of travel, all the different way to get around and what the favourite destinations are, then it couldn't be easier than looking on the web for online information.
So if you still have a job and think you have a half decent chance of hanging onto to it, why not plan a couple or three weeks in Europe, as holiday destinations go it will take some beating. You could travel to London for a few days, take in the sights and when you are fed up of the rain you could get yourself a nice cheap flight to the South of France where the sun is nearly always shining, the culture, food and architecture are out of this world and you will be able to do all this at bargain basement prices.
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Languedoc Roussillon Region of France
Full of great cities, the Mediterranean Sea, the Pyrenees Mountains and much more
So where is a good place to visit, well have you ever heard of the Medieval City of Carcassonne, the place where Robin Hood and the Prince of Thieves was filmed and the capital of the Aude department (11) in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France.
Or have you heard about the Cathar history that surrounds "les Chateaux du pays Cathare" with local castles, towns and villages dating back over 800 years. Historic towns such as Revel, Mirepoix, Foix, Fanjeaux, Limoux and Castres can all be reached within 30-60 minutes. Rennes le Chateau of 'Da Vinci Code' fame is only about an hour and twenty minutes away and you are in the region of France that is responsible for 30% of France's wine production.
Also you are less than 2 hours from both the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean Sea and less than an hour from La Montagne Noir National park with Toulouse the 'Cite de Espace' also just up the road.
Do all these attractions ever end, well not really there is still the cycling along the Canal du Midi, the famous French food market at Revel, the cassoulet at Castelnaudary, the white river rafting at Couiza, the golf course at Carcassonne, the lakes, the rivers, the ....... OK I know I'm getting boring but I think you must have got my drift by now. There is a lot to see and do for anyone and everyone.
It just so happens that I can help you out a bit with some accommodation as well at Le Moulin which is a 300 year old former water mill that has 4 double bedrooms and can accommodate up to 9 people.
The Self Catering Accommodation - Rustic charm with a nice pool
The house has been separated to provide a large gite and private living quarters for the owners and has been renovated to a high standard whilst being careful to retain its rustic charm. The gite is very spacious and comfortably provides accommodation for 9 people in an unspoiled and secluded but not isolated location. Perfect for idyllic French holidays in the Languedoc Roussillon region of Southern France.
The gite has a dishwasher, microwave, toaster, cooker, a fridge and a good range of cooking utensils so that if you choose to you can cater for and prepare your own meals almost as if you were at home but in a typical rustic French kitchen
There is a pool and gardens which provide a tranquil setting in which you can relax. The attractive swimming pool (15 x 6.5 meters) is fenced in accordance with the new French safety regulations. The pool is in the sun for most of the day but there are trees in the garden which can provide dappled shade when you want to avoid direct sunlight. The total area of the immediate site is around 1 acre and is surrounded by sunflower and barley fields depending on the local farmers crop for the year.
Full details for the gite including contact, pricing and availability details can be found on the website French Holidays Aude
Painting Holidays in France - Learning to paint in France for beginners or for those developing their art
Painting Holidays in France
Introducing Nicola Blakemore, a professional English artist who is now collaborating with French Holiday Aude to offer fully catered for painting courses in France at our accommodation in Languedoc Roussillon.
Nicola has had a long held wish to live and work in the South of France and has now realised her dream, much to our delight. Because in addition to running painting courses from her own facility in Quarante, she has also agreed to run her highly regarded painting courses using our 300 year old former watermill as a base.
Please visit our website and click on painting courses for the full details including more information on Nicola and her past career.
In and around Le Moulin de l'Argentouire - A lovely place to stay in FranceClick thumbnail to view full-size
La Cite - Carcassonne Castle
Carcassonne castle otherwise known as 'La Cite" a world heritage site with a thriving, living community where old meets new and a more spectacular castle you are unlikely to find anywhere.
It does cater for the tourist industry so expect to find lots of restaurants, bars, souvenir shops and activities aimed at visitors to the city. Some may say that this detracts from its authenticity, but in truth the castle is so big that you can escape to quieter corners, or wander along the ramparts and imagine what it must have been like in medieval times, if that is what you prefer.
Le Moulin De l'Argentouire
Places to go and things to see - There are some great days out to be had in the South of France
- A Day out in Carcassonne
La Cite La Cite Up Close La Cite Up Close View over new Carcassonne View over new Carcassonne The start point for this day out sightseeing Carcassonne is the little village of Issel home of Le Moulin.
- A Day Out in Toulouse City - The Cite d'Espace
Thinking of day out in a major city in the South of France. This hub is to give you a little bit of an insight into what you can find in Toulouse, the city which is famous for being the city de espace,the centre of technology and home of Air Bus, Fra
- A day out in Corbieres
An excellent way to visit and explore the Corbieres wine region of France is to drive from Carcassonne to Narbonne via Lagrasse.
- The Best French Food Market
The very popular farmers market at Revel in the Haute Garronne department of Southern France which is located in the Midi-Pyrenees...
- Issel - Languedoc Roussillon
The village pond near to the 'Porte d'Aval. An example of a piece of pottery from the village, this design can be found all around the village indicating the street names. Situated a the top of a hill in the...
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Some interesting links for you
- Castelnaudary & The Lauragais The local resource site for expats & visitors to the Lauragais
Information & resources for expats and holiday makers to Castelnaudary, The Lauragais and Ariege in the South of France.
- Amazon.com: Jewels of French History Books: The Lauragais Story from the South of France eBook: Hugh
A fascinating insight into the complete history of the Lauragais region of the South of France, from Toulouse to Castelnaudary. Includes the Cathar persecution by Simon De Montfort, the German occupation and much much more.