Family friendly spacious 4 bedroom 1st & 2nd floor Apartment in Languedoc Region (Quillan), a picturesque Pyreneen town!Historic Carcassonne 45 minutes drive away with Canal du Midi flowing through!1 Hours 15 min to the Mediterranean beeches and the ancient city of Perpignan.Fantastic roof terrace, ideal for morning & evening dining. ***Welcome bottle of BLANQUETTE to start your holiday!!**IDEAL FOR GROUPS & FAMILIES**FLEXIBLE DATES & LONG WEEKEND OPTIONS!** ENGLISH SPEAKING LOCAL AGENT (Dorothy with full local knowledge and helpful tips & friendly smile!)**TWO WELL APPOINTED KITCHEN-DINERS (Gas & Electric cooking appliances)* LARGE LOUNGE, GAMES,BOOKS, MUSIC CD'S, TAPES & LOCAL MAPS PROVIDED**WOOD BURNING SEALED STOVE WITH ALL WOOD PROVIDED!** 2 BATHROOM/SHOWER ROOMS** ALL LINEN & TOWELS PROVIDED!OTHER AMENITIES;*Town pool 2 minutes walk and train & bus station 5 minutes away (1 Euro fare to Carcassonne & Perpignan!Minutes from the local Supermarket, Bakery and bring your own bottle Wine Shop!Local sanded swimming lake with life guard 10 minute drive away having cafe and toilet facilities. (Cathare Castle over looks the lake!) and 15 drive to family activity pool at Axat.A GREAT BASE FOR A FANTASTIC HOLIDAY EXPERIENCE!
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Check in time:||16:00|
|Check out time:||10:00|
|Nearest beach||Canet Plage Perpignan|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Carcassonne, Nearest railway: Quillan|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Single Beds (4), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Languedoc-Roussillon Region hugs the Mediterranean's western corner of the Gulf of Lion with the dominant cities of Montpellier in the North, Narbonne in mid region and Perpignan in the South not far from the border with Spain.
Aude is a Department in Languedoc mid region with the ancient city of Carcassonne as it's focal attraction. The River Aude runs through the city before winding it's way from it's source in the Pyrenees mountain range passing through Quillan in the Aude Valley.
The region is full of ancient Cathare Castle ruins amongst beautiful mountain scenery, underground Caves dot the area as well as beautiful lakes and flowing pastures. Languedoc is full of surprises just waiting to be explored!
The region of Languedoc is home to some of the popular wines of the South of France and the wines of the Corbieres close to Quillan is well known. Many local Vinyards surround Quillan which are fun to explore.
Quillan lies in the Aude valley on the river Aude just 45 minutes drive from Carcassonne. The town is surrounded by a "horseshoe" of foothills of the Pyrenees with a fantastic gorge to the south leading through to Perpignan.
It is a beautiful pictureque mountain town with lots of amenities including several restaurants, Bars, shops & Brocante outlets. The ancient church tower dominates the townscape and the ancient narrows streets of the old town adds to the atmosphere.
A 16th centuary Castle hangs over the east bank of the river and is a landmark for the Sentier Cathar walking trail route from the town.
It also has a tiny train station which runs services to Carcassone along the beautiful Aude valley in it's 2 carriage train. Buses also provide connections to Carcassonne & Perpignan.
Quillan has a series of continuous Festivals all through the Summer including Jazz, Folk, Pop, Guitar, Cycling, Choir to name but a few. The local Tourist Office staff are very helpful with all such details!
THINGS TO DO, PLACES TO SEE!
Starting with the most important aspect of the region: Blanquette, the sparkling wine of the region is rumoured to be the mother of all sparkling wines including champagne, only much less expensive and tastes great! A glass of Blanquette on the Terrace overlooking Quillan is heavenly!
Things To Do include;
Rafting on the River Aude & other water sports
Skiing (closest slopes 45 mins away - Puvalador), Les Angles 1 Hr.
Mountain biking (Local Bike hire available)
Road cycling (Tour de France route)
French culinary delights
Experience the Summer Festivals (guitar, folk, jazz, international and local entertainment)
Local weekly Markets & Brocante (Bric-a-Brac)shops
Shopping in the medieval city of Carcassonne, Limoux,
Natural mineral Spa centre (various treatments available) in Renne la Bain
Wine Tasting (numerous venues)
Local swimming lakes, Puivert has a sanded beech with Bar & Food outlet overlooked by a Cathar Castle
Mountain Walking & Hiking
Local swimming pool facilities 2 minutes from Apartment (Summer season only, July to Sept.)
Local sanded swimming lake with life guard 10 minute drive away having cafe & toilet facilities.
Places To See include;
Ancient City of Carcassonne
Ancient medieval town of Mirepoix
Cathare Castle Trail visit (historical sites)
Explore the Pyrenees mountain range
Beaches of the Mediterranean
Midi Canal trail (boat trips)
Ancient hilltop towns
Wine growing region of the Corbiers & Minervois
Ancient Cave exploration