7 Rue des Pensées, 11200 Boutenac, Frankrijk
Experience country life in the lovely village of Boutenac, nestled in the Corbieres wine country where every turn in the road is postcard picturesque. Located in the department of the Aude, this area of southern France is rich in history and bathed in straightforward and welcoming authenticity.
The house has three clean, spacious and charming bedrooms, a full kitchen, 2.5 baths, and a pleasant terrace with barbecue.
This simple but very comfortable home comes well equipped with DSL, wireless printing, maps, brochures, and views of the wine country. Boutenac is .30 minutes to good beaches; 2.5 hours to Barcelona; 30 minutes to the great cities of Carcassonne and Narbonne; and close to villages of exquisite beauty, historical interest, and excellent vineyards. The house is in the center of the village, a few steps to shops and the colorful Bounty Bar. This quietly bustling village is friendly and inviting.
Lavender Room – King Bed or Two Singles
Blue Room – Double Bed
Yellow Room – 2 x singles/or 1 king (and Single in alcove)
Not recommended for very young children
No smoking (terrace smoking okay)
The village and its surroundings.
The village of Boutenac with about 800 inhabitants, offers a superette, the Vival (10 m from the house, they also have fresh bread and serve as post office), a butcher, a media library, a tennis court and a place to play pétanque.
Easy to reach from the highway (A61) via Lézignan-Corbières, and just 1 h driving from Toulouse (airport Blagnac), 1 h from Perpignan, 1h30 from Spain and 20 min from Narbonne (known for its gothic cathedral Saint Just et Saint Pasteur), 20mn from Carcassonne (one of the most beautiful fortified towns in Europe).
Various beautiful beaches are only 30 / 45 min driving away: Gruissan, Narbonne Plage, Leucate, Lapalme…
The Corbières region is ideal for those who appreciate wine tasting (Boutenac is surrounded by châteaux and domains with good wines, like the well known Voulte Gasparets, only 5 min driving from the house).
Boutenac sits in the regional natural park of the “Narbonnaise” with villages like Peyriac de Mer and its interior lakes, Gruissan and the salt mines and great hiking trails. Ideal too for those who love history: abbey (Fontfroide, Lagrasse), de cathar castles (Château de Peyrepertuse, Quéribus), the Canal du Midi, de traces of the Romans etc. etc..
Lagrasse, only 30 minutes driving away, is known as one of the „most beautiful villages of France“ with its historic sites as the Abbey of Ste Marie d’Orbieu, the old market hall built on stone pillars in the 14th century and the church in gothic style Saint-Michel. Many restaurants and interesting shops. A nice beach on the river banks.
In Lézignan (about 30 minutes by car) there are lots of shops and supermarkets and every Wednesday morning there is a lively local market.
The river Orbieu, 84 km long and winding through canyons, villages and vineyards, offers great swimming spots, for example in Ferrals, Fabrezan and in Ribaute, even more interesting because of the roman bridge, the cascades and the rocks. Or in Lagrasse (with survey during high season)
The Corbières region is also ideal for hiking and cycling tours. You will find lots of signposted routes, even starting at Boutenac.
Other things to see and do:
Roman cities like Narbonne, Beziers, Perpignan und Montpellier.
Carcassonne with its famous “Cité”
Cathar castles like Quéribus, Peyrepertuse, Puylaurens and Montségur (route des Cathares).
Chasm of l’Œil Doux in Fleury, or the canyons Gorges de l’Orbieu and Gorges de Galamus.
The mediterranean beaches (about 45 min. driving from the house)
Art and craft villages as Canet en Roussillon or Collioure, highly recommended!
A boat tour on the Canal du Midi.
Trail „Sentier Sculpturel de Mayronnes“, not only for its beautiful views of the region up till the tops of the Pyrenees, but also for its many artworks all along the waling paths.
- Airports: Carcassonne (40 minutes), Toulouse (70 minutes), Beziers (45 minutes), Montpellier (1,5 hour), Gerona (2,5 hours)
- Motorway: A61 coming from Narbonne or Toulouse, exit no. 25 Lezignan Corbieres. From there it is about 10 minutes driving.
- Access details will be sent along with the rental agreement
|January to March, November and December||€ 400 Per week|
|April and October||€ 450 Per week|
|May||€ 500 Per week|
|June||€ 550 Per week|
|July and August||€ 700 Per week|
|September||€ 600 Per week|
- Week: flexible, but during high season mainly from Saturday till Saturday
- Rates include bed linen and towels
- Pets 25 Euro per stay
- From September until the end of May electricity will be charged (EUR 0,12 per kWh)
- At the end of the rental period the tenant should yield up the premises to the landlord in a flawless and clean condition, according to a checklist that will be handed out on arrival. However, a cleaning service is at his disposal (80 €)
- Security deposit EUR 200