These Carcassonne holiday rentals in Southern France are located in a beautiful part of Southern France. The gites offer splendid peace and tranquillity and are surrounded by stunning scenery. There are 3 different gites to rent each of which has been tastefully renovated to provide high quality holiday accommodation. Here we feature the Belcaire gite.
Belcaire gite is laid out over 2 floors.
The second floor consists of 2 very large bedrooms and a bathroom.
Outside: you can take in the stunning views across open countryside from your own private terrace. You can also take a dip in the shared swimming pool (8m x 4m). Surrounding the pool there is a large terrace and lawn, perfect for sun bathing.
Prices for these Southern France holiday rentals are weekly. Linen not included, but can be hired at 20€pp.
If you are looking for a relaxing vacation in Southern France, then these Carcassonne holiday rentals are perfect. The surrounding countryside offers you all the peace and quite that you could need. There is a shared swimming pool where you can cool off and wind-down. Close to Carcassonne and Mirepoix this really is an ideal spot to enjoy the South of France.
The Place du Maréchal-Leclerc in Mirepoix, is one of the best and most evocative medieval squares in Europe to see, and a perfect example of people friendly architecture. The medieval buildings that line the square offer the shade of ground floor arcades held up by absolutely massive beams--those of the Maison des Consuls are carved with representations of people and animals at the ends of the beams. The tourist office of Mirepoix is in this square.
Monday is the weekly outdoor market in the Place du Maréchal-Leclerc, and it shouldn`t be missed. Mirepoix will always be associated with fine French cooking, having given its name to the basic starting point of aromatic chopped vegetables consisting of carrots, onions and celery. (Actually, a chef named them after his patron, a military man from Mirepoix with the rather lengthy name of Charles-Pierre-Gaston-François de Lévis du Mirepoix.)
The church of St Maurice built in 1298 by Jean de Lévis was transformed over time into the Mirepoix cathedral--Cathédrale Saint-Maurice de Mirepoix. It`s Gothic and known for its wide nave, the second widest in Europe.
These Southern France holiday rentals are located near Mirepoix, 20 mins south from Carcassonne.
To reach these Carcassonne holiday rentals in Southern France, you can fly to the following airports:
Perpignan (40 mins)
Carcassonne (30 mins)
Montpellier (1 hour 40 mins)
Toulouse (30 mins)
Beziers (1 hour 15 mins)
My wife and I stayed at Belcaire for a week in late Sept / Early October. The gite is situated on a hill with panoramic views of the surrounding area. Recently renovated, it was spacious and well equipped. On arrival, we were given a bowl of fruit, a bottle of wine and fresh eggs laid that morning by the hens. There were also extras like milk, spices, cooking oils etc. All unexpected, but very welcome. The owners, Andrew and Jo, were very friendly and welcoming. Andrew was very knowledgeable about the area and had prepared a booklet on local towns and sights to visit. Wi-Fi worked for our laptop and phones, but was problematic for I pads. BBC TV and a number of books were also available. We were on a cycling holiday and, at this time of year, this area is an excellent location for cycling. There is a vast network of roads that link the many small villages and cars were few and far between, except near Pamiers. The roads were also in good condition. There are a few long stretches of flat roads but mostly rolling hills, but the hills are not too steep. The Gite is on the top of a hill and you need to retain a few calories for the final climb of the day. We had a very enjoyable holiday.
Reviewer: Mr W.
We stayed at both Belcaire and Mezamet properties in August last year and they were both wonderful. Both had excellent kitchen facilities, everything you could want to prepare your wonderful French food. Both lounges had lovely comfy sofas to watch Corrie and chill out after a busy day visiting the historic towns of Carcasonne, Pau and Lourdes. There was a nice sized terrace to sit and have your bbqs whilst looking out on to miles of beautiful countryside. The bedrooms were all well equipped, good sizes and lovely views. All bathrooms had excellent showers and good views also! The gites were clean and decorated to a good standard and the owners could not have been more helpful. The swimming pool was surrounded by the countryside and an absolute delight. If you want all the pleasures of home, plus the sun and peace and quiet, and with numerous pretty towns, villages and places of historical interest to visit, then this is the place for you - we cannot recommend it highly enough.
Reviewer: Peter and Joan
Booking terms for these Carcassonne holiday rentals in Southern France are as follows.
30% payable on reservation. Linen can be hired at 20€. Balance due 8 weeks before arrival.
Check in after 16.00 on day of arrival. Check out before 10.00 on day of departure.