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The Domaine de Puychêne is a holiday estate situated in the beautiful Languedoc-Roussillon region of the south of France . The estate offers 10 beautifully-furnished and equipped holiday cottages in a completely renovated 19th Century winery, offering lush gardens and a private swimming pool. The estate sits in the traditional wine-making village of Saint-Nazaire d’Aude, only a few minutes’ drive from the gorgeous Canal du Midi.
The village is only 20 minutes from the charming town of Narbonne, and is within easy driving distance of scores of lovely villages, historic abbeys and castles, superb vineyards for wine tasting, and of course the beaches and fishing ports of the Mediterranean.
Each of the apartments is spacious, and all offer their own kitchen. The ability to cook your own meals cuts down significantly on the cost of restaurants – and means you can explore the region’s lively local markets and cook up delicious fare using the freshest of fruit, vegetables, meat and fish.
The apartments will be furnished and decorated in a tasteful southern French style in keeping with the heritage of the Puychêne estate – with orignal antiques and muted, soft materials throughout.
At Puychêne, you’ll be able to laze the day away by our beautiful pool with a book, take a walk or boat ride down the tranquil Canal du Midi, or stroll into the village for a spot of shopping or to enjoy a drink on the terrace of our local café – where you can plan your excursions to Carcassonne Castle, pretty Pézenas town, the atmospheric Fontfroide and Lagrasse abbeys, the vineyards of the Minervois and Corbières, the seaside towns of Collioure and Cadaqués, or the dramatic Cathar Castles – perched on rocky outcrops overlooking the Pyrénées.
Great walks and bike rides abound – and the region is dotted with some of France’s most exciting vineyards – where you can stop in and taste award-winning wines. The food here is also superb – with the country’s best seafood on offer along the coasts. Or drive just down the road to the Canal, and enjoy a traditional French meal while watching the canal boats float past.
For the more active amongst you, there is excellent windsurfking and kitesurfing at La Franqui, great water parks and adventure parks for the kids, good golf courses, the balneoludique space of Gruissan, the African Reserve at Sigean and endless hiking and rock climbing opportunities in the Pyrénées mountains.
A stay at the Domaine de Puychêne is one you’ll never forget. Your English-speaking hosts are on hand to ensure you make the most of your time in this beautiful part of the world – and the domaine itself, close to the Canal and Mediterranean, is the perfect jumping off point to the very best that the south of France has to offer.