In Cathar country in the village of Cailla, you will find the house. The village is small and is perched on a ridge between tributary valleys in the lower hills of the Pyrenees. It affords superb panoramic views, peace and tranquility, if you wish. Both the Mediterranean coast and the Pyrenean skiing resorts are within an hours drive of the village. Andorra is about 1.5 hours away. The mysterious hill-top village of Rennes-le-Château is only a short drive away. In the nearby villages of Axat and Quillan you can find open-air swimming pools (summer months) and tennis courts. Roc Aqua in Cailla and the La Forge in Quillan offers canoeing, rafting, rock-climbing, canyoning, rambling, mountain biking and horse-riding are excellent with a wide range of marked paths through spectacular scenery. In Quillan you will find shops, restaurants, cafes and markets. In the village of Cailla you can go hiking with donkeys.
House in Cailla, Axat, Languedoc-Roussillon, France - Welcome to the Land of the Cathars and Legends
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Why Monica Svensson chose Cailla
I have a huge interest in history and the Cathar area, has so much of it, that it takes my breath away. When I got the opportunity to buy the house, which I by the way fell in love with on the spot, there was nothing stop me. After a day with activities, I take a good book, something to eat and a glass of local wine out on the terrace. The sun sets over the red rock (Roques Rouge)... well what more can I say.
What makes this Cottage unique
It is close to everything, beaches (60km away), mountains (just outside the house), local wine (there are so many vineyards, that you will lose count), mysterious Rennes le Chateau (is there a treasure or not?).
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Zeer mooie ervaring in sfeervol huis
De woning is schoon en sfeervol ingericht, comfortabel voor een gezin met 2 kinderen. De tuin met uitzicht is prachtig. Ook de ontvangst door de huisbaas was aangenaam, evenals de communicatie met de eigenaar die een mooi boekje met tips heeft gemaakt. In de omgeving hebben wij voornamelijk genoten van zwemmen in prachtige natuurlijke zwembaden in de rivier bij de gorge de Galamus en de Fontaine des Amours. Het dorpje Cailla is authentiek, klein en afgelegen wat voor ons bijdroeg aan de ervaring. Desalniettemin zijn er grotere dorpen en attracties met de auto snel bereikbaar.
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Special interest holidays:
In the Cathar country, between Perpignan and Toulouse, there are impressive fortresses perched on rocky crests, deep gorges, the waterfalls of the upper valley of the River Aude. The medieval city of Carcassonne has 3 kilometres of ramparts and 50 towers.
The Canal du Midi, an 18th century engineering masterpiece, links the Atlantic ocean and the Mediterranean sea. The sunny vineyards of the Corbières and the Minervois, the sparkling Blanquette de Limoux, the forests of the Pyrenees and the Montagne Noire and the traditional festivities of the Limoux Carnival make the region a rich and unique place to visit or to live in, always with the legacy of Catharism.
Cailla situated in the heart of the Cathar country is an ideal centre to visit the Cathar castles of Puylaurens and Puivert as well as all the natural features of the area. Both the Mediterranean coast and the Pyrenean skiing resorts are within an hour's drive of the town. Andorra is about 1.5 hours away.
The beaches of the Mediterranean are 1 hour drive away by good roads. Take your pick from sandy or rocky, beaches or quiet coves, France or Spain, all are near. Or why not try to bathe in one of the nearby lakes and river pools with clear mountain water.
Cailla is easily accessible from a number of airports, including Carcassonne, Perpignan, Toulouse, Beziers, Montpellier, Girona (Barcelona), to which a number of low cost airlines fly. Car hire is available from these airports.
Ryanair fly from Stansted, Liverpool, Dublin, Cork, Glasgow, Leeds and East Midlands airports to Carcassonne, which is situated only 50 minutes from Cailla. BA and Easy Jet fly to Toulouse, a 2 hours drive to Cailla.
Axat 6km. Quillan 16km. Carcassonne 60km. Perpignan 60km. Girona 160km.
There are supermarkets and restaurants in Quillan. In Axat and Quillan you can find an outdoor public swimming pool.