The estate and his near surroundings offer a wide range of activities: fishing, cycling, mountain-biking, golf (18 holes) at Carcassonne and tennis, badminton, water sports or boat trips on the “ Canal du Midi “ If you want to travel to the Mediterranean Sea or Toulouse, it’s approximately a one hour drive.
If you are more interested in culture, there is, in the adjacent proximity, a rich historical inheritance of many Kathar castles, abbeys and convents. Those castles, once fortresses and constructed on the top of mountains, remain there as shadows and silent remainders of a marking period of European History. (Saissac Peyrepertuse, St Papoul, Villelonge Montségur and others.)
Montolieu,” The Village of Books“ offers an ideal place for book worms; they can visit the many small bookshops with old books, calligraphies and archives. For people who enjoy long walks, the “Parc Regional du Haut Languedoc” offers an immense and unfinishing variety of intimate and indescribable landscapes. Rennes-le-Chateau and the mystery of his pastor are still an inspiring source for writers and detectives.
Of course, a visit to this region wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the “Cité of Carcassonne “ with his 52 towers and “the Canal du Midi” , both classified as Unesco’s World Inheritance.
Wine tasting is very popular in the many vineyards and “ Winechateaus “ . Of course it is evident that there are also many spots where you can simply enjoy your favorite book.
At arrival at the estate, you will find a map with valuable information regarding the region and its festivities such as local festivals ,exhibitions, concerts , and so on… These will be kept up to date as much as possible.