The Area

Montclar is a secluded medieval village just 11 miles from the spectacular fortified city of Carcassonne in the Languedoc Roussillon, with panoramic views over winegrowing valleys and mountains.

On-site there is a swimming pool set in a tranquil garden. Although there are daily deliveries of bread, meat and vegetables, the surrounding villages and markets sell a wide selection of delicious local foods and drinks including the local champagne like "Blanquette".

The stunningly beautiful countryside around Montclar is ideal for walking, whether just a stroll or more serious hiking and cycling. Nearby you can play golf and tennis, go canoeing or whitewater rafting, or indulge in gastronomic pleasures. There are numerous "caves" to visit and as Montclar is on the wineroute, sample the local wines. The area is rich in Cathar history and the spectacular fortified city of Carcassonnne should not be missed. Within an hour's drive you can go skiing or snowboarding in the Pyrenees and reach the Mediterranean beaches.


Superb location, lovely house and great pool. 2 weeks gave us a chance to fit in exploring and relaxing. Perfect!