The village of Lagrasse near the Domaine de Puychene

The village of Lagrasse near the Domaine de Puychene

Ideally located between Carcassonne and Narbonne, the charming gîtes at Puychene offer a unique experience, combining rustic comfort with modern elegance. These accommodations are perfect for those looking to immerse themselves in the tranquillity of a village while benefiting from easy access to nearby historic


In the Aude between Montpellier and Toulouse

Not far away, nestling in the heart of the Corbières in the Aude department, Lagrasse is one of them. This village captivates visitors with its medieval charm and rich historical heritage. Ranked as one of the most beautiful villages in France, Lagrasse is a must for lovers of history, culture and nature.

One of the jewels in Lagrasse’s crown is without doubt its Benedictine abbey. Founded in the 8th century, the abbey is a living testimony to medieval architecture. The part of the abbey open to the public, the Abbaye Sainte-Marie d’Orbieu, offers a glimpse into a distant past, with its Romanesque cloister, chapter house and craftsmen’s workshops. The abbey also organises exhibitions and concerts, making it a dynamic cultural centre.

Strolling through the cobbled streets of Lagrasse is like plunging into history. The half-timbered houses, ancient ramparts and fortified gates tell the story of centuries of history. The old bridge, dating from the 12th century and offering a picturesque view over the Orbieu, is a perfect spot for photographers and lovers of bucolic landscapes.

Local crafts are also a major attraction in Lagrasse.The village is home to artists and craftspeople, whose workshops and shops are full of unique treasures, perfect for a travel souvenir. From potters to painters and jewellers, there’s something for everyone.

For food lovers, Lagrasse is a gourmet stop not to be missed.The village’s restaurants offer typical Languedoc dishes, accompanied by the famous Corbières wines.It’s the perfect opportunity to sample local specialities in an enchanting setting.

Lagrasse, with its heritage, art of living and natural beauty, is a destination to discover for a timeless getaway in the south of France.

On their return from the excursion to Lagrasse, guests can head to the gite de charme’s swimming pool, which is an oasis of relaxation, offering a refreshing escape on hot summer afternoons. They can lounge by the pool or dive in for some invigorating laps, enjoying views over the garden planted with ancient trees.

Also not far from Narbonne, the charming gîtes of Puychene offer easy access to the Mediterranean.Golden beaches and crystal-clear waters are less than half an hour away, making for a perfect day by the sea.

The gîtes de charme with swimming pool are not just places to stay, but experiences that capture the essence of the south of France.They combine the beauty of nature, rich historical heritage and modern comforts, all in a setting that seems timeless.Whether you’re looking for a romantic long weekend, a family holiday or a peaceful Alte, these charming gites are must-visit destinations in the Aude.

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