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Lagrasse and its 12th century hump-back bridge.

Gite | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

This medieval house situated on the banks of the Orbieu river in beautiful Lagrasse provides not only an ideal base to explore this rich and historic region but also acts as a destination in itself. THE INDEPENDANT RENTAL APARTMENT/GITE has a magnificent terrace which overlooks the iconic medieval stone bridge and the hills across the river. It provides the ideal space to spend your days and evenings. Watch the sun setting over the hills opposite while you have drinks and dinner cooked on the plancha.

The internal courtyard always stays cool and shady, even on the hottest summer days. Step out of the back of the house and go for a paddle in the river or step out of the front door to find yourself in the heart of this special village. Parts of the house date back to medieval days. The cool colours of the ancient stone walls combine with the thoughtful renovation to create a calm and relaxing atmosphere.

The apartment is on the first floor with further steps up to the terrace. If you have any concerns about accessibility due to the mobility of any member in your party please contact us first and we'll talk you through.

Please tell us the ages of any children in your party.

Size Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Narbonne, Leucate, La Franchi & many others 40 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 300 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Carcassone 40 km, Nearest railway: Lezignan, Narbonne or Carcassonne. 36 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Fax machine, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Recently refurbished to a very high standard, this independent apartment overlooks the river Orbieu yet, step through the cobbled courtyard and be in the heart of Lagrasse, seconds away from all the amenaties and restaurants. The accommodation has a degree of flexibility with double beds or more singles available on request. All the interior accessories are antique or have been custom made for the apartment. Perhaps the most exciting feature of this gite is the top terrace - see below for further details. The smaller kitchen terrace is also a fantastic place to breakfast or dine. The kitchen is well equipped with gas hob, oven, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer, microwave and all accessories required to turn out your holiday meals.

All the bedrooms have modern en suite well finished bath or shower rooms, with the largest having a cast iron roll-top bath. The gite has unlimited hot water. We provide all bed linens in fine white Egyptian cotton.

Further details outdoors

The riverside top terrace is 90 square meters. It is half covered to provide shade for those wishing to keep out of the sun. It has a characterful old stone sink, a BBQ/Plancha and a cold shower for those of you who might wish for a speedy cooling off on those hot summer days!

There are loungers and a dining table seating eight. The terrace offers stunning views to the hills opposite as well as a spectacular sunset (the sun sets opposite). The kitchen terrace looks onto the internal courtyard and offers an atmospheric location for a morning coffee or evening meal.

There is ample free parking in the village car parks only a 2 minute walk away.

Further details

Airport transfers can be arranged as well as a full or partial itinerary for your holiday. We (Nicole and Michael) live on site and will be available to assist you if required - we might even cook you dinner if you're lucky!

The Languedoc-Roussillon region

In the heart of Cathar country the area provides a huge choice of activities. From visits to historic sites such as Carcassone or Peyrepertruse to the beautifully clean mediterranean beaches to wine tasting and local "fetes". This region offers more sunshine than any other part of France. The Aude is perhaps the undiscovered Provence.


Lagrasse is famous for its abbey founded in 799 by Charlamagne. Local attractions are numerous and during the summer months the whole area is alive with fetes and other village events. Out of the summer season the village is a perfect place to spend time exploring the garrigue hills, sampling delicious local produce, cycling, canooing, horse riding or simply relaxing on the terrace overlooking the river.

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18 Sep 2014


"Exquisite gem of a place."

I almost hesitate to submit my glowing review because we would prefer that no one else discover this beautiful apartment. The village is charming, with almost no tourists and unimaginably friendly res… More

4 Jul 2014


"Fabulous apartment in charming location"

Stunning is a much overused adjective these days, but justified when describing this fabulous apartment with its amazing terrace overlooking the river gorge. We stayed six days in Lagrasse - a charmin… More

6 Jun 2014


"Perfect French country retreat!"

We were looking for a place to call home for a week in France and we got everything we had hoped for and so much more in Lagrass at House La France!!! We wanted to find a village where our children c… More

19 Nov 2013


"Fabulous pied a terre to explore from or enjoy local community, with sumptuous rooms and terrace!"

We stayed for a week in Lagrasse and it was so restful to have a homebase to explore the area from. Nicole and Michael were very generous in providing advice regarding local restaurants, hikes, and wi… More

25 Oct 2013



My sister and I stayed here for a week in the fall foliage month of October. I have rented numerous - and beautiful - properties in France over the years (Cote d'Azur, Burgundy, Bordeaux, Paris) … More

10 Sep 2013


"The Best!"

Words and photographs cannot accurately portray the beauty,elegance, and sophistication of the interior decor of Nicole's House La France! From the moment we entered the front door,to walking acr… More

7 Sep 2013


"Beautiful place, perfect location"

Elegantly furnished and decorated,very comfortable with a great roof terrace. Lovely views of the old bridge and the river. Right by the Place des Halles, and within a very short walk of a fine swimm… More

13 Aug 2013


"Great location, stylish & substantial apartment."

We regularly take holidays in villas/apartments & House La France was without doubt one of the very best. Lagrasse is beautiful & has everything you need, the apartment is fantastic & terrace stunnin… More

6 Feb 2013


"Still dreaming of my stay here"

From the website, to the location, and the caring hosts, this was my best rental experience in France. The attention to detail within the apartment made our stay very special. The decorating and resto… More

9 Jan 2013


"Amazing Gem of a Place"

Booking and follow-on correspondence were a breeze. Owners were incredibly friendly and helpful with questions in advance of and during the trip. Check-in was great and the accommodations were perfe… More

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  • 6 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:15 May 2014

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