We are a Franco-American family (kids 12 and 16) and spent 3 weeks here and enjoyed every minute of it. Of all our past rentals in France, this house stands out for its combination of charm, comfort and cleanliness. We like to cook and doing that here was a real pleasure.
The view to the South is like a living postcard with the river, the old bridge, the chapel and the mountains. The terrace and loggia are privileged places to enjoy this.
The village of Axat is “well-equipped” and convenient (butcher, bakery, grocery store, post office, pharmacy, etc.). It is also well situated with an outstanding amount of cultural and natural sites to visit in the area.
The owner is very helpful and quick to respond and the fact that booking from Saturday to Saturday, is not an obligation, which is often the case in France, is a real plus.
Our recommendations are: hiking in the amazing “Labyrinthe Vert” near Nébias (west of Quillan), taking advantage of a sunny day at the St-Cyprien Beach (south of Perpignan), rafting in the “Défilé de la Pierre-Lys” gorge and drinking “Blanquette de Limoux”, the first sparkling wine ever produced.
The house fully lived up to our expectations and we hope to be back soon!