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Aude and Pyrenees Orientales
The Auberge du Balestié is located just in the department of Ariège, off the D119 near Malgoude some 30 miles southwest of Caracassonne. Delightful rural setting amidst fields and hills, a "dream location" according to more than one review. Good restaurant, friendly helpful Anglo-French owners.
- Carcassonne (11 Aude)
The Hotel du Pont Vieux is a friendly ** hotel housed in old buildings between the Old Bridge and the mediaeval ramparts. It has character, a garden and above all location. However, being so close to the old city, it gets rapidly booked up at peak seasons.
Between Carcassonne & Narbonne (11
Le Top du Roulier ,**, is a renovated former hacienda in the village of Capendu, 15 minutes from Carcassonne and less than an hour from the coast. 17 rooms, three suites, restaurant serving local specialities, free parking & wifi . Close to the Canal du Midi, and to local vineyards.
- Cucugnan (11 Aude) - Cathar
€ the ** Auberge de Cucugnan is located in a small village in the heart of the Cathar castle area, on the southern edge of the Aude. Just 9 rooms in this small hotel with restaurant. Friendly proprietors and a restaurant that gets very good write-ups. Free parking a short distance from the hotel, which is located among the narrow streets of the historic village. Good value
- Le Boulou, (66 Pyrenees
The Relais des Chartreuses ***, is an elegantly renovated 17th century Catalan manor house, with outdoor pool, close to the Spanish border. It is 3 kms from the A9 motorway, and close to Collioure and the coast. The restaurant, with terrace and open hearth, serves home-made food . Book online directly with the hotel.
- Céret (66 -
The *** Hotel Mas Trilles is a delightful and tastefully renovated traditional building in the foothills of the Pyrenees, 2 km from Céret. Peace and quiet, heated outdoor pool, gardens, friendly and courteous welcome in this family-run hotel. Choice of restaurants in Céret, a 5 minute drive away.
- Vernet les Bains, (66 -
The hôtel Princess ** is a very pleasant small hotel situated in the little old genteel spa town of Vernet les Bains. It is ideally located for visitors wanting to take the scenic "Little yellow train" up into the Pyrenees, or go hiking in the Canigou area. The hotel is clean, in a calm location, and has a restaurant.
- Banyuls sur Mer (66 -
The *** Catalan hotel stands on the hillside overlooking Banyuls and the sea. Restaurant, air-conditioning, two outdoor swimming pools with sea views. Guests enthuse about the wonderful views and the quality of the restaurant. Garage. Spanish border 5 km by road.
The Hotel des Vignes ** offers basic and quite acceptable budget accommodation; but the copious breakfasts, served in a capacious banqueting room, are exceptional good value. Though close to the old town centre and right next to the station - departure point for the Cathar country tourist train "le Petit Train Rouge", the hotel is quiet. There is an excellent pizzeria, le Brasero, close by.
Gard and Hérault departments
- Avèze, Cevennes
National Park (30
Auberge Cocagne. Cocagne, in English, means the land of milk and honey. This is an authentic Cevennes inn, with plenty of character. Simple and functional decoration, garden, friendly owners and a gourmet restaurant offering local produce.
- Nimes (30 Gard)
Hotel Pré Gallofre. *** Located just a short distance south of Nimes, and with easy car access to the city and its Roman remains, this hotel, in a former farm, is on the edge of the coutryside. Air conditioned rooms, pool, gardens, restaurant.
Hotel l'Arceau. ** Off the beaten track, two-star independent "Logis de France" in a traditional small Provencal style village just a short distance from the famous Pont du Gard aqueduct (UNESCO world heritage site). Located between Nimes and Avignon and in easy reach of both. Good restaurant.
- Saint Laurent des Arbres,
near Nimes (30 Gard) and Avignon
Hotel le Saint Laurent - in a 14th century building in a mediaeval village, this is a charming small hotel with 7 guest rooms and 3 suites. Peace and quiet, jacuzzi, sauna, hammam, quiet lounges and patio. Ideal location for a romantic break
Hotel des Poètes. ** A small hotel just 200 metres from the train station, and looking out over the Plateau des Poètes park, just beyond the lower end of the Allées Paul Riquet, the main tree-lined boulevard in old Béziers. Bedrooms are decorated with simple but good taste. The whole of the old city is within easy walking distance.
Hotel le National ** Small two-star hotel in Sète, with 27 rooms. Located in the old part of town, close to marinas and within easy walking distance of the train station, the hotel is not far from the sea front. Recently renovated, this hotel has very good visitor reviews, and offers good value for money.
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