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La Maison bleu as recommended by The Times , (April 10th 2010 edition) ;

  • private UV filtered (no chemicals) pool

  • 2 min walk to all amenities

 

Welcome to La maison bleu situated in the Aude valley , in the Languedoc Roussillon the real south of France . 7 years ago we bought this lovely house that we carefully renovated . Where in the summer there are mostly blue skies and lots of sun . We were over the moon when the tourist office of France gave us 3 star's .

Quillan is centrally located for days out if relaxing by the pool or river is not enough for you , you can go by train (the station is 5 min walk from the house over a lovely bridge which crosses the river Aude to ;

  • Limoux (famous for it's blanquette - a sparkling white wine)

  • Carcassonne (famous for it's walled city)

  • Toulouse (what a city)

Then on to the rest of France , no car required , just sit back and relax . 

If you want to drive what about ;

  • Perpignan 1 hr  (10 min from the med)

  • Perthus (Spanish border) 1 hr 15 min (great for shopping ,tax is cheaper in Spain so everything is a bit cheaper)

  • Girona (Spain) 1 hr 30 min 

  • Barcelona (Spain) 3 hours

  • Mijanes 35 km (ski resort)

  • Andorra 1 hr ( duty free shopping)

Just to name a few , if its activities that you prefer how about ;

  • Mountain Biking/Quad biking/Cycling (Tour de France ,Criterium)

  • Horse-riding

  • Walking (maps and routes available from the tourist information office in Quillan)

  • Lakes all near by

  • Fishing

  • Gliding

  • Rugby - the stadium is over 100 years old !

  • There is an all weather pitch for football and basketball .

  • Petanque (some of us English call it boules).

There are many festivals and circuses all through the summer , markets twice a week ,also night markets , bars are open till 2am to name a few ; The Sports Bar , where bibi and titou are great hosts , PMU bar , where jack and his team host , The palace , Where michel and his team will also serve you food all day long by the river,the river Aude (the bridge which crosses it is at the bottom of the road from the house ) , The Cafe Fleuve , where Sam also will serve you food all day long . Some great restaurants , The Plantanes , where Olivier and Mijo serve amazing pizza and pasta , fish on kebabs , and lovely steaks . The Capio , what can i say they change their menu weekly , with a Spanish twist , beautiful fish dishes and steaks . The Gallery , Terminus , with Niki and his team , the Internet cafe next door ,serve amazing food ,  sometimes with a vietnamese twist . And in all of them you can sit and watch the world go by Fantastic ! All within 2 min walk over a beautiful bridge overlooked by an ancient chateau .

Then there are the history's and mystery's of this area ;

  • Renne le Chateau (the da vinci code - Dan brown)

  • Renne le Bain ( the sepulchre  Kate moss) , with it's healing thermal springs , the water runs hot like a bath , you can sit in the river , amazing !

  • Esperaza , There are 2 museums , a Dinosaur museum , and a hat museum .

  • Cathare Castles (perched high up on the mountain tops )

  • Wine Route roam through vineyard after vineyard ( where chateau monty was filmed )

  • La Gincla - The most amazing restaurant up in the mountains ( as seen on chateau monty) 

Now read on if you just want to relax and rest in La Maison Bleu .........

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