Raissac d'Aude Vacation Rentals (1 properties)
Near Narbonne and Carcassonne Off the N 113 - Narbonne to Carcassonne- just a 15 kilometre drive from Narbonne - a country road leads to Raissac d’Aude, a tiny village tucked away amid the lush vineyards of the Aude valley. the shady terrace of our house close to Carcassonne and NarbonneThere is one shop in the village, which sells everything (including bread) but nearby Canet d’Aude has a supermarket, pharmacy, bakery, butcher, tabac, and a bar / brasserie. There is a wide variety of restaurants within a short drive and in Narbonne. You must take a bike ride along the world famous Canal du Midi, e.g. from the chateau at Ventenac to Le Somail which is towards Narbonne and a little gem. Or in Homps, towards Carcassonne, one can rent a canal boat to take a day trip on the Canal or go on an organised tour. Lézignan, only a 10’ drive towards Carcassonne, is a prosperous provincial town with a number of supermarkets and a bustling open air street market on Wednesdays. Narbonne, a vibrant town with a beautiful old centre around the Cathedral and the Old Palace, boasts the picturesque art deco Les Halles where one finds delicious seafood, bread, pastry, fresh meat and vegetables, wines, cheeses. All the good things of French life! La Clape, a mountainous protected natural resort between Narbonne and the Mediterranean, beckons the visitor to its footpaths with splendid views across the sea, beyond the Pyrenees towards the rocky capes of Spain’s Costa Brava. The Spanish border is just a 1 hour drive, unless one stops in the Catalan capital of Perpignan. In the other direction, much closer, past Narbonne, there is poetic Béziers to be seen and trendy Montpellier. Of course the endless sandy beaches and the yachting marinas between Sète and Gruissan deserve a lengthy visit too. There is almost too much to see Medieval Carcassonne, object of much desire during the Albigensian crusades, and now one of France's most popular tourist destinations, is just forty minutes from our house..Carcassonne Carcassonne was restored to storybook perfection in the 1800s. Nowadays Carcassonne erupts every Bastille Day in an awesome display of fireworks. Beyond the Cité of Carcassonne itself, vast horizons open up to you. Perched on their "Pogs" (peaks) of dizzying heights, the Cathar Country châteaux await you, their indomitable silhouettes punctuating the Midi sky. On windy evenings you just might perhaps hear the echo of the crusade against the Albigensians. the breath of History as described in The Labyrinth the bestselling novel by Kate Mosse.
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