Jean-Claude and Maud have a wonderful property that backs up to the canal path. They are always on hand to help but are never intrusive.The kitchen is adequately equipped with a microwave and full-size stove and refrigerator. The two bedrooms are large and we slept very well there. As others have noted, Wifi can sometimes be spotty, but Jean Claude was able to solve any problems. It is a short drive to the center of historic Narbonne with its wonderful indoor Les Halles market, many shops and coffee houses. In the main square adjacent to the market there is a large underground parking garage where we were always able to find space. In the street next to Les Halles is a restaurant called A La Table Du Marche, which we particularly enjoyed. Be sure to make a reservation before going to the market, as it is very popular.
There is plenty to see in or near Narbonne: Castelnaudry, home of the famous cassoulet, Carcassonne, Gruisan, the Abbaye de Fontfroide and picturesque villages along the Canal du Midi are all short drives away. This is a great place to stay that is relaxingly rural, yet still in close proximity to some of the most interesting spots in Languedoc.
Languedoc offers many very tasty red wines - Corbieres, Fitou and Minervois were our favorites. Many thanks to Jean-Claude for the excellent bottle of Minervois that he gave to us. We enjoyed it!
I struggle to say enough good things about this place without sounding (1) totally high or (2) like a paid spokesman (neither of which I am—really!).
For a history buff like me, there’s something very special about staying in a stone-masonry house built hundreds of years ago and likely to be there hundreds of years later. First floor: convenient, we’ll-our-fitted, totally updated kitchen and bathroom. Upstairs: comfortable bed, high ceilings, beautiful terrace.
All in the middle of a friendly village where I had the pleasure and good fortune to spend a week and was still sorry to leave.