Things to Do
Le Moulin ...
South of France Villa Rental is only 35 minutes drive to Carcassonne with it's Medieval castle and Cité, and another hour to the endless beaches of the Mediterranean stretching along the coast from the Pyrenees to the Camargue. For those seeking serious shopping and night life, Toulouse is only 30 minutes drive.
There are so many things to see and do in this sun drenched part of Sunny Southern France ...the list is endless and when all else fails there is always the local wine to sample!
Villages and Towns (see more)
Carcassonne... a fairytale city with beautiful medieval walls and a world heritage UNESCO site. Guided tours, which tell you the fascinating story of the Cathars and how Carcassonne was the setting for the film Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves are available by foot or on a small train around the Old City's exterior wall (May - Sept). It is well worth spending a day here visiting both the castle and the lower town - and if you are in the area during July don't miss the spectacular fireworks display on July 14.
Revel... centre of the highly skilled reproduction furniture industry. Recently named as one of the 100 best markets of France, where fresh produce and local atmosphere are in abundance. Market day is held every Saturday under the ancient covered Halle du Marché in the square, complete with covered arcades, one of two finest examples in France. The medieval town is built symmetrically around the central market place and is surrounded by fine 17th and 18th century houses with beautiful arcades at street level.
Toulouse ... with a fascinating array of things to see and do - from the Capitole - the assembly hall of the city magistrates, to the Basilica of St Sernin and the various museums of modern art (Les Abbatoirs) and photography, as well as home to Airbus and the Cité de l'Espace (space travel).
Historical Castles, Land Marks and Pastimes (see more)
Lac Saint Ferreol... a pleasure lake with beach, near Revel, built in the 17th century by Pierre Paul Riquet, as the main water reservoir for the Canal du Midi. Today various leisure activities are possible on the lake, such as canoeing, windsurfing, sailing, pedal boats, and swimming. The shore is ideal for walking and cycling in beautiful mature surroundings. Horse riding is available in the area too.
Canal du Midi... built in the 17th Century, this tranquil, tree-lined canal meanders through some of the most glorious French countryside stretching from Toulouse to the Mediterranean. A national and UNESCO heritage site it is a beautiful stretch of water, excellent for hiring a boat and a perfect place to walk or cycle along the tow paths.
Lastours... with imposing towers, the Chateaux of Lastours is perched on the hilltops with spectacular views over the surrounding countryside. During the months of July and August there is a Son et Lumiere (sound and light) display every Thursday and Sunday evening.
Montagnes Noires... with its precipitous castles and many abbeys, the heavily wooded Black Mountain National Park region has lots of walks, places to picnic and horse riding facilities.
Monts des Olmes... the
nearest ski station just 40 minutes away. It is good for both
cross-country skiing or down hill. There are more stations a further 20