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Charming house in an old village of character, authentic, medieval

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,260 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

House of 300m2 approximately, restored entirely. With a garden which is superb

The village of Bordes is in the Piemonte Ariègeois or Plantaurel. This is the first chain of the Pyrenees that separates Spain and France. My house is located in the "modern" part of the medieval village. It is classified 4 ** ** by GITE de FRANCE and the 4 travelers in 2017 gave it all 5 ***** This is an old inn built around 1850 by my grandfather, completely restored. It is included in a very shady garden with a patio and a covered terrace. The composition of the house is original and consistent with any typical house in Ariège. It understands in RDC a stay of 70 m2, a modern equipped kitchen and a room of water. On the first floor, 3 very bright rooms and a bathroom. On the second floor, a large loft arranged 4 windows, 2 velux (electric control) with 3 beds, a library, tables to work, great clarity. .The garden is very nice with bistro tables relax for napping, Weber barbecue etc. , a flowered patio for lunch and a covered terrace for dinner. A barn where bicycles are stored for travelers. It also contains a babyfoot and everything needed for grilling.

This region is described in specialized magazines as one of the last "authentic" in Europe. The high hills, steep cliffs, the forest, lakes, hiking trails, small villages with their animations are outstanding .The valley of the arize is winding and its sections are separated from each other by narrow defiles the middle with the famous cave of Mas. The village of Bordes is well located between the Mas d'Azil, its cave and its dolmens and Carla Bayle, city of painters and sculptors. These 3 villages were high places of resistance during the Wars of Religion. many stigmas, e.g. at Les Bordes the shaven castle on the orders of Richelieu.

At the entrance of the village at 500m, the CENTER COMMERCIAL with a Carrefour supermarket, Citroën garage, bakery. A Medical Center with 3 doctors a cabinet of nurses, dentist, physiotherapist. A Cultural Center.



-The dinosaur forest in Mas d 'Azil (6 kms)


-The cave of Mas d'Azil with its huge porch, the visit of its cavities, and in July and August a sound and light show, in the heart of prehistory "the tribe of MAGDA" -

-the dinosaur forest.

- many animal parks. (to Comrade - mohair goats. Alzen, St ibars, Fabas).

-The Gallic village in St jullien

-The Castle of Foix

- Sequoia vertigo (walk in tall trees for all ages

-The swimming pool of the Mas d 'Azil, the swimming in the lake of CARLA and in the lake of Mondély (lakes supervised by lifeguards)

The rides in the village festivals.

ALL is around Bordes, between 0 and 20 kms approximately



-Handled (about twenty courses around the Bordes) in interesting landscapes.

- The Golf of Ariège: 27 holes including 9 for beginners., magical, physical place .It is 15 kms from B.

- One swims in the swimming pool of Mr. A and in 2 supervised lakes around (between 6 and 10 kms)

the lake of mondély to 10 kms and the lake of Carla to 6 kms


-Tennis: in Mas d'Azil and in most villages around Bordes

- Equitation at Monfa and Labastide de Serou. There is the horse of MERENS.

- Bungee jumping at the Mas at the entrance - south of the cave.

-Parapente, balloon trip to Carla.

-Voile, water skiing, canoeing in Rieux, Carbonne (15 to 20 kms) reservoirs on the Garonne


Astronomy, observatory of Sabarat.

Cave of Mas d'Azil. visit cavities

Museum of Prehistory (Mas d'A)

PIERRE BAYLE Museum at the Carla - grd philosopher of the 18th century

ANDRE ABBAL Museum, sculptor - Early 20th century Emme. in Carbonne (20 kms)

 Painters and sculptors of Carla Bayle (6 kms)

Festival of chamber music, gypsy jazz, classical jazz.


-Antiquaire interesting Bordes.

- many shops in Foix, St Girons, Pamiers

-ANDORRE THE OLD, the TOP for clothes, watches perfumes alcohol, tobacco with very competitive prices and beautiful ride through the mountain ..


2 interesting: Wednesday morning at Mas d'Azil.

                               Sunday morning in MONTBRUN BOCCAGE .the market of hippies, very exotic. Many tourists and all the sores on vacation in the region.


glassmakers, potters, ironworkers at BORDES and in all the villages around.


the rides for the children, and "the mounjetado", meal taken together on the Monday of each feast.

the holiday is a moment of passion that abolishes the boundaries between people


my favorites: - THE TOMATO of the garden in DAUMAZAN. the chef is a young Dutch girl.

the wines chosen by her husband are very interesting

                           KIWI at MAS d'Azil The chef is an English guy from AUSTRALIA who offers

a different kitchen with only local products

                         There are very good restaurants throughout the region

 BARS my favorite!

At karen in DAUMAZAN a young Belgian who has good beer with tapas. and an orchestra

of jazz ts on friday (pop, gypsy jazz)


CARLA Thursday with meals on the village square with concerts by original orchestras, preferably South American. they take place every Thursday in July and August


Chamber Music Festival in St Lizier in August

Gabriel Fauré Festival at PAMIERS

PRO MUSICA in churches


  (ALL my sites are between 0 and 20 kms)

More Details

Paul Pons
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018


Les Bordes-sur-Arize House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2260 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • River
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    - toilet , shower
  • Bathrooms are normally equipped and well lit.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • - 1 queen
    - 1 queen
    - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • In the attic, a library, 2 tables, couch, cushions. Very bright.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Pétanque Court
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 5 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bowling center
  • disco club
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Old village inn. The rooms are large. The outdoor part with the secure garden, the patio used for meals, aperitifs, the covered terrace, the barn forms a unique set, for idleness, celebration, conviviality. Located 1 hour from TOULOUSE, 1 hour from ANDORRA, 1 hour from CARCASSONNE, the location will allow you to spend relaxing, cultural, sports or festive holidays according to your desires. The house is classified 4 * by the Ministry of Tourism and 5 * by all the vacationers of summer 2017.


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Charming house in an old village of character, authentic, medieval
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Tolles Quartier ...

  • 5 of 5 sehr netten Gastgebern!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Kilometres
Toulouse- Blagnac
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Chez Karen -Daumazan
Nearest Ferry
200 Kilometres
port vendres
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Golf de l' Ariège -Unjat
Nearest Train
20 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Rieux -volvestre A64
Nearest Restaurant
6 Kilometres
Le Kiwi -Mas d'Azil La Tomate du jardin -dauma
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Ax-les termes
Nearest Beach
150 Kilometres
Griussan -plage
Car: not necessary

Wild region. This piedmont is described in specialized magazines as one of the most authentic regions of Europe. The high hills, the steep cliffs, the forest, the lakes, the small villages with their animations, the hiking trails are remarkable.

The valley of the Arize is winding and its sections are separated from each other by narrow defiles with in the middle the famous cave of Mas d 'Azil

Quality tourism starts to start.

The village of Bordes is very well placed between the Mas d'Azil, its cave and its dolmens and Carla Bayle with its painters and sculptors.

These 3 villages were high places of resistance during the Wars of Religion. and they keep stigmas. At Bordes, the castle was razed by order of Richelieu and the ruins are present. We have many cultural activities: Festival of Chamber Music, Classical Music, Jazz, Gypsy Jazz. Carla Thursday with meal -concert on the square, and all the village festivals that bring people together and that are like sacred festivals. We have The Cave of the Mas, world famous, the Museum of Prehistory, dolmens. At the Carla bayle the street of painters and sculptors and the Museum PIERRE BAYLE, great philosopher of the 18th century ..Aux, Borders poets of the 19th century and a media library. Many small restaurant with especially the Garden Tomato to Daumazan and the Kiwi at Mas d 'Azil. A 27-hole golf course 15 kms, hiking, swimming pool, tennis, Lake Carla, very well landscaped ..

The croustades of Clermont, the goat cheeses of the farm of Mille in the neck of Crouzette are an institution. A little further ('between 50 and 80 kms) we have skiing, high mountains, Andorra etc ... We cultivate the vine and we can taste our wine in the properties and in a cellar that centralizes the different wines. The grape varieties are classic and interesting wines. Daumazan with tomato garden and Mas d 'Azil KIWI can be tasted.

For the sportsmen, and especially, the addicts of the golf, the Golf of Ariege is splendid. It is about a golf of physical and quite difficult mountain with 9 holes for the beginners and 17 normal holes. The hikes take place in nice landscapes. and there is something for all levels. Same thing for cycling. For sinners, there are all freshwater fish, the stars being trout and gougeons. We bathe in the monitored lakes and the pool also ..

The discovery of the Mas d'Azil cave is surprising. An exceptional site of incredible size, it is known for its prehistoric remains.

At 6 kms also, the CARLA-BAYLE, ancient fortified citadel of the 12th century. the village dominates its ramparts the valleys of the Lèze and Arize with an exceptional panorama opened on the piedmont and the high chain of the Pyrenees. PIERRE BAYLE was born in this bastide in 1647. A great philosopher, his museum traces his life and his work. Many contemporary painters live in Carla. We will see their works as well as those of the sculptor VOLTI. On the village square every Thursday evening of summer, famous "" meal concerts. Throughout the year, the villages of the Val d 'Arize organize parties, various shows: fairs, night markets, theaters of streets etc ... It is impossible to get bored in this area.

I forgot to talk about the Sabarat Observatory (1.5 kms from the Bordes) of the Museum of Prehistory and the Dinosaur Forest at Mas d'Azil.

Children are not forgotten. Many animal parks in the area will entertain them. Sequoia Vertigo is a tree walk with circuits for all ages. Accurate documentation will be available to travelers as soon as they arrive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Frais de nettoyage $73.84
Refundable damage deposit $369.19

Si il y a plus de 6 personnes (10 euros de plus par personne par nuit).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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