1 Quai Jean Jaures
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Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This duplex apartment has been refurbished to a high standard and has all new furniture and a new fitted kitchen. It has everything you could need so as soon as you arrive you can relax and enjoy your well earned holiday. The apartment has three double bedrooms. There is a shower room with toilet and hand basin on the first floor and a second shower room with wash basin on the second floor. The main first floor has a new fitted kitchen with all appliances and a lounge dining area that can accommodate six people with ease. We have TV (all free channels including BBC & ITV) with DVD player, radio channels etc. There is also a collection of DVD's available for your entertainment.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Narbonne 60 km|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Carcassonne 40 km, Nearest railway: Esperaza 500 m|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (3), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details outdoors|
There is ample public parking spaces available within metres of the property.
The apartment is accessed through a private and secluded garden. The garden area has an in ground pool, decked area for soaking up the ‘rays’ and a barbeque area. Sun loungers and table and chairs for dining al fresco are also provided. The pool is heated by the sun so though normally in use May to October this may vary. The apartment is accessed by stairs from the garden area which lead onto the first floor balcony which also has a barbeque area and table and chairs.
The river Aude is metres away from the property. It is a categorie 1 river and offers superb fishing for trout and grayling, as well as the usual coarse fish.
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
This area averages about 300 days of sunshine a year and summer can last from May to November.
This is Cathare Country so we have many splendid chateaux to visit, Montsegur and Queribus to name a few.
Visit Rennes-le-Chateau, the mysterious and infamous village featured in The Da Vinci code only about 15 minutes away but can be seen from the house. Rennes-les-Baines is a thermal spa town as mentioned in The Sepulchre by Kate Moss.
This is also wine country, you can visit many of the local "caves" and sample the red, white and rose produced in this area or even try the famous Blanquette, the first sparkling wine produced in France, even older than champagne!
The foothills of the Pyrenees are nearby with their many walking trails graded into various levels, to suite all standards of fitness.
The beaches of Narbonne and Perpignan are only about an hour and a half away enabling you to swim in the mediteranean or simply sample the numerous sea food dishes offered as "plat de jour"
In the winter months skiing is nearby, the pistes at Camurac (38km), Mizanes-Donezan (38km), Ax-Les-Thermes (49km), offer varying degrees of difficulty from novice to expert.
Esperaza is a quiet village with the river Aude running through it. You can easily walk into the village with its 2 mini markets, bakers ,butchers, post office and chemists. There are also bars, restaurants and a train station. On Sundays the village comes alive with it's Sunday market, well known in the area. Here you can get all your local produce and try the local cheeses, honey and wine.
In Esperaza we have a dinosaur museum, and a hat museum. There are several Pyreneean walks in this area.
20 minutes away are the thermal spas of Alet-les-Baines and Rennes-les-Baines. The spas date back to Roman times. We are also centrally located to visit the Cathar castles such as Montsegur and Queribus.
We are 40 minutes from Carcassonne where you can visit the medieval city, take a boat on the Canal du Midi or have a round of golf.
Through July to September all the local villages have their fetes, with music & dancing. There are many evening markets. In July there is a folklore festival, this has groups from all over the world showing their traditional dance and music. It culminates with a grand firework display. The Tour De France often comes past or close to this area and in Quillan they have an annual cycle race in August round the village attended by some of the top riders.
Esperaza is an ideal base to discover all there is to see in the Aude region.
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4 Aug 2014
"Very comfortable apartment in great location for exploring the Aude"
We had a great holiday here. Esperaza is a proper French village, not touristy and (in common with many round the area) a bit faded. Despite that - great atmosphere at the markets. It's got a cou… More
Thank you for your comments. As you say Esperaza is an authentic French village which has changed very little over many years, not at all touristy we agree. We appreciate your comments and are pleased you enjoyed the apartment and the Aude Department of France.
19 Sep 2013
"Superb apartment in a picturesque location"
This a beautifully appointed roomy apartment with a private pool & garden area (this is a major "plus"). The directions & the welcome by the owners was first class. Esperaza is a small & pr… More
My wife and I thank you for your kind comments and we are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday in this beautiful part of France.
18 Aug 2013
"Beautiful apartment in an idyllic setting."
We had a wonderful 12 days staying in this apartment. We felt very fortunate to have discovered it - spacious, well equipped, comfortable. Everything we wanted. We made good use of the lovely pool eve… More
My wife and I thank you for your kind comments. We are pleased that you and your family enjoyed staying at our property and found Esperaza and the area in general to your liking. We too think the area is a bit special. Glad you enjoyed your holiday and don't hesitate to contact us if we can be of assistance in the future.
24 Aug 2012
"Traumurlaub im Süden Frankreichs"
Ein toller Ausgangsort um die Region im Süden Frankreichs zur erkunden. Für alle Fans Rennes les Chateaux in Blickweite und für wanderfreudige in ca 45 Minuten erreichbar.Ob die Burgen der Katharer… More
Thank you very much for your kind comments. My wife and I are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our property and that you managed to experience some of the wonderful locations this region has to offer.
26 Nov 2011
"Excellent accomodation with everything you need for a perfect holiday"
We stayed at this lovely accomodation in September and were fortunate to have great weather, therefore the pool was especially welcome after our busy days out, the garden is immaculate and has decked sunbathing area, barbeques both in the garden and also on the terrace, we mainly used the one on the terrace as it was straight out from the kitchen. The house is very spacious and beautifully kept. What really appealed to us that after siteseeing all day we did not have to get into the car and drive to a restaurant in the evenings as there were three restaurants all within a couple of minutes walk. We visited many places during our 2 week stay including Andorra, Spain and the French coast. Minerva is a must, its a lovely village on the edge of a Gorge.A must see is the mysterious Renne Le Chateau (which you can see high on a hill from the top terrace) and of course Carcassosne Medieval Cite. Will be back
Thankyou for your kind comments. My wife and I are delighted that you enjoyed both your holiday in this wonderful area and your time spent in our accommodation.
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