Tour de Occitanie

Tour de Occitanie

The Tour de France is heading to Occitania, and as cycling fans we’re very excited to see it coming through, not least because this time it’s on our very doorstep!

Departing from the famous Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy on July 2, 2016, the 103rd Tour de France heads quickly to the mountains, dipping into Spain and Andorra during the Pyrenean stages before also visiting the Swiss Alps later on.  Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in western Europe, takes a starring role in the 2016 edition, and the iconic Mont Ventoux will also feature once again.

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Lowdown on the Languedoc Truffle

Languedoc Truffle

It’s almost 11am on a chilly Saturday morning, and a Cathar horde is about to be unleashed upon the sleepy village of Villeneuve Minervois.

Michael and I are waiting patiently and peacefully amongst the throng, although our quiet restraint is under threat from the growing excitement levels all around us. Everything is set: the officials are in place, the tables are up, and the rope barrier strains under the mass of people-pressure: in just a few moments the market will open and the crowd will be unleashed upon the magnificent and exotic “black diamond”, as the local Languedoc truffle is known in these parts.

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Spring is here: Shake off those Winter blues

Book your spring break today

Fancy a half-term fling around the lake or getting lost hiking the Haut Languedoc over the bank holidays? If so, you’ll find our spring rates are a breath of fresh air, with a three night break in our chambres d’hôte or gîtes from just 150 Euros including breakfast!

Booking your stay is easy: Just follow this link and book your dates. Alternatively you can call us on +33 685 478 954 or email

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