This 200 year old village house has been recently renovated to allow for a comfortable and memorable visit. The house with its old and new world charm is situated on a quiet square in the center of Quillan and mere steps away from the Aude River. Experience an idyllic French small town within the Cathar and wine country!
This quaint house is thoughtfully furnished. Each bedroom comes with its own bathroom. The 1st floor bathroom features a new shower/bathtub and towel warmer. The windows offer an abundance of natural light, making for a bright and cheerful stay. The kitchen is suited for convenient cooking. The markets in Quillan are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays so don’t miss out on buying fresh fruits and vegetables and cooking up your own delicious meals.
If you’re feeling less inclined to eating in then walk to your choice of bakery, café or restaurant. As for amenities, the town has it all - grocery store, fish store, butcher, train station, post office, swimming pool, cinema, banks and shops. As an additional feature - FREE WiFi (wireless internet) access is available throughout the house.
More on the town of Quillan –
Quillan is located in the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains, also known as the gateway to the Pyrenees. This small town is located in the Aude département, in southwestern France. Quillan is situated at the top of the Haute Valley of the Aude, and it is an excellent area for cycling and hiking. There is also horseback riding available nearby, as well as terrific kayaking. The paths are great for leisurely strolls or more advanced hikes. The views are spectacular and perfect for those inclined to photography.
Esperraza (15 minutes away) - Esperaza boasts a bustling Sunday market (the busiest in the area), several restaurants, a dinosaur museum, hat museum and honey museum, as well as a thriving artist community and various other attractions.
Alet les Bains (25 minutes away) Located in a region called Razés between Quillan and Limoux in Cathar Country. This town is beautifully situated on the right bank of the Aude River on a small plain surrounded by mountains, on the D118 roadway. It's 7 km from Rennes le Chateau for you mystery seekers. fine medieval spa town is worth the visit. Don’t forget to bring your empty water bottles and fill up with natural spring water and take a tour of the ancient abbey.
Limoux (30 minutes away) – Taste the Blanquette de Limoux! There are many Blanquette wine cellars for wine tasting and buying. The town is also famous for its 3 month long carnival.
Saint-Hilaire (40 minutes away) - Home of the Blanquette – This town is where sparkling white wine was invented and where the inhabitants of Champagne got the idea for their wine. Also, don’t miss the old Benedictine abbey.
Carcassonne (1 hour away) A fortified, medieval walled town featured as a site on UNESCO’s World Heritage list boasts being the largest medieval town in Europe. This enchanting town has numerous shops, craftsmen and eateries, a definite must see!
Toulouse (2 hours away) – Ideally situated in the heart of Southern France, between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean, the cosmopolitan and enthusiastic Ville Rose joyously mixes heritage and lifestyle, great cultural events and festival pleasures. At once both modern and proud of the legacy of its past, open and radiant, you are bound to be seduced by the incomparable Toulousain lifestyle, coupled with the wealth of its cultural heritage. Your visit to Toulouse will certainly be a time of great pleasure.
Barcelona (3 hours away) - Barcelona has become Europe's most popular short break destination thanks to its superb location on the Mediterranean, its vibrant street life, fascinating Gaudi architecture, superb cuisine and its world famous football team. In a day or two you'll get a taste for the magnificent Catalan capital.
Visit the famous Cathar Castles or hike the Cathar trail! Catharism was a name given to a Christian religious sect with dualistic and gnostic elements that appeared in the Languedoc region of France and other parts of Europe in the 11th century and flourished in the 12th and 13th centuries providing prosperity to the region.
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