Jean-Noël & Agathe Ishida
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About Jean-Noël & Agathe Ishida
Jean-Noël and Agathe Moréchand-Ishida opened Domaine de Curé in 2007. Agathe is French, but grew up in Japan. It is there that she met Jean-Noël, who has American and Japanese parents. He grew up in Switzerland, Japan and the United States.
Jean-Noël & Agathe Ishida purchased this Cottage in 2005
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Fantastic short break
Our family and friends stayed in 2 gites (la sorce and la Forge). Both are beautiful, spacious and clean and the kitchens well equipped. It was a short break but just what we needed to re-energise. Already thinking about our return this summer for a longer stay!
So happy both families enjoyed your stay. Look forward to seeing you back.
My wife and I spent 2 great weeks with our wonderful hosts, Agathe and Jean-Noel. One of the weeks we had another couple staying with us. The apartment, La Source, was LARGE and fully decorated and set up for a nice stay. Bedrooms were large, Bathroom (with separate toilet) also large.
Kitchen fully equipped and has everything you need to make any meal.
Our hosts were perfect, they live on property and are available for all your needs but never intrusive. We enjoyed chatting with them and a few evenings sharing a glass of wine before dinner!
Another bonus is that Jean-Noel has a wide range of local wines for sale at very competitive prices.
This is one of the best Gites we have stayed in and, if ever in the area again, will stay at this wonderful place.
The Languedoc wine region perhaps represents one of the best in France (or in the world) for quality/price these days. Thank you for your comments. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return visit!
Gorgeous setting, very clean, helpful hosts
We spent a very happy week here with our 2 boys who loved the pool and exploring the area. Lots of lovely walks, castles and pretty villages. It was lovely to retreat back to the calm of the gite and enjoy an evening BBQ. Jeal-Noel and Agathe couldn't be more helpful. The gite itself is clean and modern on the inside while the traditional stone building keeps it beautifully cool.
We are happy you enjoyed the renovated modern comfort at the Domaine de Curé, the stone structures dating back over 200 years.
Family Road Trip to the South of France
We arrived in Domaine de Cure on the Monday evening after a very long drive from Scotland to be met by the friendliest, most hospitable Jean-Noël and Agathe. Our stay there over the next 5 days was extremely pleasant and relaxing. The Gite was immaculate with such attention to detail, and our hosts were always on hand to share any local knowledge (and wine) and to direct us wherever we planned to go. Nothing was too much trouble. A few nights were spent sharing the company of both the hosts and the other residents which enhanced our holiday. I would highly recommend this property and fully intend to return some day. Angie F
We imagine that 5 days was too short flew by in no time. We hope you will have another chance to visit us again!
Early spring getaway
I stayed a couple of nights at Domaine de Curé as a side trip during business travel. While no one could predict the weather, I lucked out to have mild, sunny days - perfect for visiting nearby attractions like Carcasonne. Closer to Domaine de Curé, it was lovely to walk around the country roads next to the vineyards. Agathe and Jean-Noel gave me detailed recommendations for day trips, including a nice hike along the nearby Canal du Midi.
I was able to stock up on food at nearby grocery stores and Jean-Noel had some excellent (and cheap!) local wines for sale to complement my meals. I can see this being a wonderful summer vacation spot, though I appreciated being in the minority as a tourist in the low season!
Taking advantage of the quietness with less crowds and high prices, the off season does have advantages and let's you see this beautiful region in a different light. Thank you for your visit and comments.
Perfect staging post - Carcassonne & Canal du Midi
Delightful stay in a beautiful gite and well looked after by Jean-Noel and Agathe who proved to be helpful, friendly and informative. They've clearly worked hard to create a terrific location - peaceful but well positioned for exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside.
The gite was well equipped, spacious and thoughtfully planned out. The whole experience was a complete pleasure and we were so fortunate to have had the benefit of early autumn colours but hot and sunny days.
The off season does offer an alternative from the "hustle and bustle" peak tourist season. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your nice comments. Hope to see you again.