|113. Gite Renzo|
405 - 605 euro
Gite Renzo is a charming stone cottage for 2 persons, situated in calm, peaceful and beautiful surroundings in the heart of the Garrigues, just a few minutes walking from the medieval village of Lagrasse (listed as one of ´France´s most beautiful villages´) and just a few steps from the river Orbieu.
Living area 50m2. The cottage comprises: Living with couch, chest of drawers, table and chairs, woodburner. Bedroom with double bed (140 x 200), dining place with bench, table and 2 chairs. Kitchen (mind the steps!) with gas cooker and oven, fridge freezer, micro-wave, toaster, coffee-maker. Bathroom with shower, washbasin and WC. There is no television. There is no washing machine but washing service is available on request.
Private parking in front of the house. Large terrace (50 m²), walled, with roofed ´summer kitchen´ with barbecue, outdoor furniture and beautiful view of the river Orbieu.
Lagrasse: Surrounded by its old walls this mediaeval village lies in perfect harmony with the beautiful countryside. The Abbey dates back from the time of Charlemagne and you can follow its history from the architecture (8th to 18th century). There is a lot more about Lagrasse: you can take exciting walks through the many narrow streets with their art and craft galleries and ancient houses, the splendid covered market and over the 12th century humped back bridge, where you can see people swimming or fishing in the river Orbieu. You can relax in front of one of the cafés or take a walk in the hills surrounding Lagrasse and admire this magnificent region.
Aude, a region stretching between the Mediterranean and Toulouse and southward to the Pyrenees, has a lot to offer you: mountains and hills, woods and lakes, warm water sources, babbling brooks and wild rivers, squeezing themselves through the "gorges", waterfalls, or splendid caverns with stalactites and stalagnites. You can relax on one of the quiet beaches or choose for some action like walking, cycling and canoeing. You can dive into the rich history of this region by visiting one of the many Cathar castles, the unique mediaeval walled "Cité de Carcassonne", the Roman era in Narbonne or one of the Cistercian Abbeys.