From Le Sarment de VIgne, you can explore fascinating Canal du Midi villages, the world heritage site "La Cité" at Carcassonne or the historic bastides of the Pays Cathares. Fascinating villages like Minerve (20 minutes away) and Lagrasse (30 minutes) are waiting to be explored, while the Parc Naturel Regional du Haut Languedoc, and Mediterranean beaches lie within easy reach - not to forget the abundant vineyards of the Minervois and Corbières. Lunchtime and evening dining are available at Homps and Trèbes - both within 10 -15 minutes.

La Cité is simply stunning: it is the largest mediaeval fortress in Europe, boasting evocative architecture and streets, many restaurants, and an unbeatable firework display on Bastille Day (July 14th). The lower town has many shops, with Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday market days; a railway station, and walks, cycling and boat trips along the Canal.

Within easy reach…

Narbonne (40 minutes*)
Lively canal-side town

Narbonne and Leucate Plages (45 minutes)
Beaches, boulevards and boat trips

Gruissan (45 minutes)
Mediterranean beaches, water park, horse riding.
Beautiful old village at the edge of the Grazel lagoon,
and at the foot of the Abbaye de Barbarossa tower.
Good seafood restaurants, migratory birds

Fontfroide (45 minutes)
Old Cistercian abbey, beautiful valley setting within easy reach.
Great 1 hour tour

Carcassonne (20 minutes)
for Beziers, Montpellier, Nimes, the Pyrenees

Black Mountains (15 minutes)
Walking, caves and cycling

18 hole golf course at 'Les Pins'

*unless specified, all journey times refer to driving by car

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