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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Had a wonderful time at this beautiful property! Kids loved the pool and beautiful grounds. Definitely going back.
Thank you for your stay. We look forward to seeing you again!
We stayed in the small gite for 2 people - very well done, super clean, and everything worked well. Our hosts were very welcoming and attentive, and were prepared to share all you needed to know about the area. The surrounding vineyards offered good walking opportunities and the medieval town in Carcassonne was a terrific find. Highly recommend Domaine Cure as an enjoyable, care free destination.
Walks, hikes, cycling... some of the other opportunities along with the historical and cultural sites to visit. Thank you for your comments.
Wonderful Getaway near Carcassone
A charming gîte in a tranquil setting. Close to many Pays Cathare sites that can easily be explored from this location. Or...spend the day relaxing by the refreshing pool in the beautiful garden admiring the spectacular view. The gîte itself is modern and clean and the bed is very comfortable. Domaine de Curé is lovingly looked after by owners Agathe and Jean-Noël. I enjoyed my stay very much and hope to return.
We are pleased you were able to enjoy your stay. Simple relaxation or exploring the region... so much to choose from! We hope to see you again.
Wonderful bite in quiet location
This was our first visit to the area and we could not have wished for a more perfect place to stay.
Rural, yet set in close proximity to Carcassonne and other beautiful villages and scenery-a true escape to the country, but still only a short drive for shopping. The Caleche was spotless, clean, comfortable and stylish. Jean--Noel and Agathe were exceptional hosts balancing sociability and privacy to meet all guests needs and wishes.
We enjoyed sitting out on the terrace most evenings over a glass of wine and felt very welcome.
Sorry to leave but now relaxed and refreshed and can't wait to return. A perfect retreat in every way!
Thank you Jean-Noel and Agathe for making it so special.
Helen and Dave
We are happy your first visit to the beautiful Carcassonne region was a memorable one. So much to see and do where one week is too short. We look forward seeing you again!
Beautiful gite in perfect location!
We had such a great time. The gite is spacious and had everything we needed for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Only 15 minutes from Carcassonne and in the centre of "Cathar Country". Agathe and Jean-Noel were perfect hosts - especially with their supply of excellent local wine at very reasonable prices!! We would love to return...
A comfortable stay in this region where history and vineyards are everywhere you turn... we are happy you enjoyed your visit. Merci!
Beautifully converted traditional farm building
We very much enjoyed our stay in August at in La Caleche at Domaine de Cure, located in a quiet rural location surrounded by vineyards but not far from facilities. The World Heritage Site at Carcasonne is close by, plus lots of other interesting historic villages and chateaux. Our apartment was beautifully kitted out with everything we needed and the large typically french garden was great to relax in, with interesting birdlife such as hoopoes occasionally visiting! Our hosts, Jean-Paul and Agathe were very helpful and gave us some good advice on places to visit and to eat, including the nearby Michelin star restaurant; La Berengerie. Outside Carcasonne, the area was surprisingly un-touristy and unspoilt. We would definitely recommend this property.
We certainly hope you will have a chance to return and find more "undiscovered" treasures that this diverse region has to offer. Thank you for your comments.
Domaine de Curé is located in the middle of the vineyards outside the village of Conques-Sur-Orbiel which is only 10 kms to the north of the medieval fortified city of Carcassonne along with the famous 17th century Canal du Midi (both UNESCO heritage sites). Within Conques-Sur-Orbiel you can find both a café and a restaurant together with a selection of local shops which include 2 boulangeries, mini supermarkets, hairdressers, a café, restaurant and a pharmacy. A supermarket, gas station and movie complex are within a 5 minute drive.
The Cité of Carcassonne - the Count's Castle (12th-13th centuries) is within the medieval Cité which has double perimeter walls and 52 towers. St Nazaire basilica is built in Romanesque and gothic styles. On the left bank of the Aude river, the Lower Town (13th century) is worth a visit. Fireworks 14 July. Tournaments (Medieval Pageantry) from beginning of July to the end of August.
Other Activities: wine tasting