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Dream holidays – Written in September 2020 on Tripadvisor for a stay in August 2020

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We spent two wonderful weeks in St-Nazaire-d’Aude in August 2020. The former vineyard has ten high-quality apartments – since we as a large family had booked three of them, we could verify the high quality of three apartments (“Laurier” for 4 people in the front part of the side building, “Lavande” for 4 people in the back part, and “Safran” for 6 people in the classy main building with high ceilings and a master bedroom that could have easily fit another double bed). As for the apartments, we had never seen such a high standard – everything was clean, spacious and well-equipped. Although we were skeptical of the premises being in the middle of the town, it was a quiet oasis (our kids were probably the noisiest things you could hear). Behind a large steel gate at the street were the parking spaces in the shade of big fig trees (ever plucked a ripe fig right from the tree? Delicious!) and a football field plus jungle gym for the bigger kids. Behind a second steel gate lies the front yard with swings for the smaller kids and the child-proof entrance to the big pool. This is the “noisy” garden, in which every evening the kids would play hide-and-seek in the dark or “werewolf” (a popular kids’ role-playing-game) while the adults would either sit on the “plaza” – in front of the main building – or hidden from view in their private little yard in front of their apartment. Between main and side building there is a passageway in which you find the reception as well as the wine refrigerators you can help yourselves to. Behind that lies the “quiet” garden with access to the apartments in the back part of the side building and the private gardens of the main building, which are hidden from view by high bushes, scrubs and herbs and feature a gas grill each (!). If there was one thing we would have to criticize, it would be the white gravel covering the large driveway and the yards, which by its very nature produces a lot of light dust that quickly gets everywhere and which you have to look past. Veronique and Philippe are very friendly hosts who took a lot of time giving us valuable insider tips and hints for the ideal daytrip destinations, be it restaurants, bike rentals, beaches or culture – they quickly realized the different interests of their guests, and every single tip was a hit. Even on the farmers market Philippe showed us some tidbits we would have missed otherwise. In general, the village and the towns around it offer everything you need during your stay – the bakery is a five-minute walk away, on Sunday, “le monde” meets at the quaint little market, and if you don’t find what you need in the little corner store, you drive five minutes to the next supermarket. The ice cream shops, bars and restaurants at the Canal du Midi in Le Somail (the next town) are also just a stone’s throw away. We have already recommended La Domaine to our friends and would like to return someday. We will remember this great holiday for a long tim

Posted on our Google page by Hardy Scheuber for a stay in July 2020 – Five stars 

We were lucky enough to get to know this domain through a family of friends. Our hosts Veronique and Philippe have transformed this property into a gem over the past few years. There are a total of 10 apartments in different sizes. Due to the very lovingly designed gardens, you are protected from the eyes of the neighbors. The apartments are designed so that the living area with kitchen / dining area, living room and a toilet with shower is below. In the upper area the bedrooms with another bathroom with toilet and shower. Each apartment then also has the said private outdoor area with seating, couch and a gas grill. In addition, each apartment has its own washing machine, which we greatly appreciated. The kitchen equipment leaves nothing to be desired. An induction cooker with 2 plates (including matching pans and pots), a ceramic hob with 2 plates and a separate electric oven. A fridge-freezer with a smaller freezer compartment is of course also available. You realize that you are in the land of connoisseurs 😎. Should you ever have to work online or want to stream a film in the evening, this will also work without any problems. The speed test showed 58mbit in the download and 20mbit in the upload. But actually you rarely need it here. Now I come to the real highlight. Veronique and Philipp greet you with an unbelievable warmth that you think you have known for years. They advised us with tips for trips, sports, wine and food. And not according to the watering can principle, but they took the time to ask about our interests and then made the recommendations. These recommendations were based on your personal experience and not from any prospectus. Since my school French is a bit rusty, I was glad that they both spoke English very well. At our request, the two of them were able to win over a winegrower couple for a wine tasting. We were 6 families and had a wonderful evening with delicious wine. Speaking of wine, in addition to the private areas of each apartment, there is also a common area with table football (table football), game collections, bookcase (German, French, English I could decipher), table tennis, boules and 2 refrigerators with the wines of the region. You can take it out there at any time at a comfortable temperature. Simply enter it in a list and pay at the end of your stay. Is regularly replenished. Oh yes, of course there is also a clean pool. For us it was the perfect mix of relaxation and experience. Many thanks to Veronique and Philipp!

One of the best vacations we ever had – Written on Tripadvisor in July 2020 for a stay in June 2020 –

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The Domaine de Puychêne is beautifully renovated with a wonderful atmosphere and great outdoors and garden. It is embedded into the cosy village of Saint-Nazaire-d’Aude, where people are very friendly and all your immediate requirements are taken care of. Within cycling distance you will find a number of really nice villages and the supermarket is just a short ride away. Philippe and Véronique are great hosts and have a wealth of knowledge about things to do and places to visit in the region. They are well-connected to local families, producers and initiatives and are happy to share their “insider knowledge” – setting you up perfectly for your dream vacation in the Languedoc-Rousillon area. The appartment felt brand-new and was very well maintained. The original old furniture suits very well and contributes to the atmosphere. And for those of us that need to be connected all the time – the wireless worked well throughout our stay ;-)… We had a great time – thanks again Philippe and Véronique!
Posted on our Google page on July 20,2020 by J Schmitges for a stay in June 2020 – Five STARS 
The Domaine de Puychêne is beautifully renovated with a wonderful atmosphere and great outdoors and garden. It is embedded into the cosy village of Saint-Nazaire-d’Aude, where people are very friendly and all your immediate requirements are taken care of. Within cycling distance you will find a number of really nice villages and the supermarket is just a short ride away. Philippe and Véronique are great hosts and have a wealth of knowledge about things to do and places to visit in the region. They are well-connected to local families, producers and initiatives and are happy to share their “insider knowledge” – setting you up perfectly for your dream vacation in the Languedoc-Rousillon area. The appartment felt brand-new and was very well maintained. The original old furniture suits very well and contributes to the atmosphere. And for those of us that need to be connected all the time – the wireless worked well throughout our stay ;-)… We had a great time – thanks again Philippe and Véronique!

Posted on our Google page by Esther Clermont for a stay in August 2019 – Five stars

In August 2019 we spent two wonderful weeks with our three children at the Domaine de Puychêne. The apartments are spacious and lovingly furnished, so we felt comfortable from the first minute. In the accommodation, the children found next to the pool everything the children’s heart desires: a football field, climbing frame, table tennis, “play barn” and especially many other children with whom they could play. The area offers countless things to do and in the two weeks we could not do everything we would have liked. What distinguished our holiday but clearly from all the family holidays that we have done before, were the hosts Véronique and Philippe. With their warm and friendly nature and the passion they put into their domain, the stay became something very special. Not only did they give us many tips for excursions (suitable for the age of our children) and great restaurants in the area, but they were always approachable and also created a special and warm atmosphere in the accommodation through the weekly wine tasting and Friday dinner. Everything was right for us during this stay and we booked directly for the next year!

Posted on Google on May 19, 2019 for a stay on April 2019  –  5/5 Excellent
“We had a wonderful time at la domaine Puychene! The property is located in mid of an old village! The appartements are modern, well furnished and each has a nice terrace. The property is really neat. It has the Southern French flair, a fantastic garden and a nice pool! The area is fantastic, so many things to visit and explore, nice cities and villages like Carcassone, Narbonne and Lagrasse, old abbeys, beaches in Narbonne place and Leucate, many things to do like rafting, biking along the Canal du midi and hiking. We did many tours in La Clape and the Pyrenees. Absolutely great! However, what makes la Puychene really special, are the hosts Veronique et Philippe! We had many very good talks and discussions on politics, Europe, friendship etc. Also we got so many very good recommendations for restaurants, winerys, oil mills….our 13 year old son asked Philippe once „Why are you always in such a fantastic mood?“ Philippe answered „Because we love what we do“…and this is what you as a guest feel every moment! We shared so many good moments with Veronique and Philippe! The place would not be the same without them! We have been there twice already and will definitely come back!!!
Anne, Joachim & Julian”

Heavenly place for families in the south of France – July 2018 – From Tripadvisor  –

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This place is the 7th heaven for summer vacation with family and kids in south of France. The hosts created a wonderful spot to escape from the everyday life to enjoy the best days of the year. We were taken care of very well by the hosts. They were around to help us with all questions we had and they gave great tipps for restaurants and things to do in the area. Everything was very clean and lovely decorated. The garden and the pool are well maintained and there is pleny space for the kids to play and hang out. Thanks for this wonderful time. We surely will come back.

Wonderful Place – July 2018 – from Tripadvisor  Avis tripadvisor

Everthing you need for wonderful and relaxing holidays you can find at Domaine de Puychene: very beautyful buildings with a wonderful garden for each apartment, a nice pool, very tastefully furnished apartments and many options for leasure activities in the region (canoeing, running along the Canal du Midi, wind-surfing, hiking, mountain-biking...). You can ask the wonderful owner (Veronique and Philippe) about the attractions for tourists, they know the region very well and all of their recommendations (especially those for the restaurants) were great !!!

Wonderful Stay in Southern France – May 2018 – from Tripadvisor Avis tripadvisor

To cut it short: The whole stay was perfect! We had a very good time in one of the apartments of Véronique and Philippe. Despite our flight was quite late and we arrived after midnight Philippe waited for us and showed us around. Every morning we got fresh bread and croissants. There is everything you need in the apartments and a nice grill outside. The property is very neat. The Domaine and its hosts are very child-friendly, there are many toys and games to explore for the little ones. At the beginning we got many tips of what to visit/ explore where to eat. Every place is tested by the hosts personally and you will notice the quality of the recommendations! Again: we had a wonderful time and that is due in no small part to the hospitality of Véronique and Philippe! Thank you!

 Stay in september-october  2017 via Expedia – 5/5

Very good place that will suit most people – in a restored old vineyard. Great spacious apartments with good standard. A very nice host that sets up for the guests to do well. Heated swimming pool and beautiful outdoor areas. Located in a small quiet village and it is a few kilometers to major shops and restaurants, so it is advantageous to have a car. (translated from Norwegian)

Wonderful vacation – August-September 2017 – from Tripadvisor  Avis tripadvisor

We spent great 2 weeks at wonderful Domaine de Puychene in August / September 2017. Veronique and Philippe are great hosts who lead the Domaine in an extremely personal way. They had plenty of tips for the whole family where to go and what to do so that we discovered this wonderful region in a perfect way. The appartments are well equipped, nicely renovated and offer plenty of space for families. We will keep great memories and will definitely return one day.

Charming place in the wonderful south of France  – August 2017 – from Tripadvisor  Avis tripadvisor

We (family with two kids) stayed two weeks in the “Domaine de Puychene” and can absolutely recommend this place. The Domaine is beautiful, peaceful and well located to discover the “pays des Cathares“. Béziers, Narbonne, Carcassonne, Queribus, the beach, … – we enjoyed many trips. And our kids enjoyed and loved the pool every day. The hosts, Phillippe and Véronique, have created a marvellous place. Also, they offer their personal experience in the region and have plenty of recommendations what to do. Finally, they are very approachable, passionate and engaged. They love what they do and you can feel it! They want you to have a perfect time, a perfect vacation at their Domaine and in the region. This definitely worked for us and we truly enjoyed our stay! Thank you very much, Veronique and Phillippe for your “accueil chaleureux” – we’ll come back!

Beautiful 16th old winery – July 2017 – from Tripadvisor

We had a wonderful holiday at this beautiful place with two children. The owners, Phillippe and Veronique, were really kind and polite. The Appartements are very lovely equipped with a very good taste for nice furniture and accessoires. The Garden at the back side is a dream with a nice garden architecture. The whole area is in a very high standard and even the pool is every day cleaned by Phillippe personally. Don’t forget to go to the bakery nearby with perfect french baguette.

A gorgeous stay in Domain de Puychene – August 2017 – Avis tripadvisor

We spent two wonderful, outstanding weeks in this domain. Our hosts were/are the best we ever had. After arrival we got personal tips and hints about activities and what is worth visiting. All recommendations were brilliant. The flat and the house were in an excellent condition and very clean. We felt very well during our stay and all neccessary equipement was present. So all in all absolutly recommendable. Thanks again for everything Veronique and Philippe.

Liebevoll eingerichtete Appartements in ehemaligem Weingut aus dem 19. Jh – July 2017 From Tripadvisor  Avis tripadvisor

Der Ort liegt zwischen Aude und Canal du Midi. Viele Ausflugsmöglichkeiten. Feinsandige, selbst in der Hauptsaison nicht zu überlaufene Strände in “erfahrbarer” Nähe. Schöner Pool auf der Anlage. Traumhafte Gartenanlage, jede Terrasse für sich abgeschlossen mit eigenem Gasgrill. Sehr geschmackvolle Einrichtung, z.T. mit Antiquitäten, kein gesichtsloser Funktionsstil. Die Gastgeber (englisch und französisch sprechend) sind permanent präsent und kümmern sich liebevoll um ihre Gäste, sei es durch Baguettebringdienst zum Originalbäckerpreis, Vorhalten sehr guter Weine zur Selbstbedienung (und Eintrag in Liste) oder Insidertips für Freizeitgestaltung und Restaurants. Kinder sind willkommen und fühlen sich sehr wohl. Bedingungslose Empfehlung.

Zauberhaftes Anwesen mit phantastischen Gastgebern – July 2017 – from Tripadvisor – Avis tripadvisor

Wir haben auf der Domaine de Puychene eine wunderschöne Woche verbracht. Unsere Wohnung war sehr schön und auch praktisch. Die Bäder sind ganz neu und alles ist sehr sauber. Besonders gut hat uns unsere private Terrasse mit Gasgrill im traumhaften “Zaubergarten” gefallen. Es gibt einen gepflegten und für kleine Kinder gesicherten Pool, der für Abkühlung nach einem Ausflugstag sorgt. Außerdem gibt es einen Kicker, der von den Kids Abends gerne genutzt wurde. Phillipe und Veronique sind phantasitsche Gastgeber, die sich bereits am Anfang ausgiebig Zeit nehmen, ihre Gäste mit Karten, Tipps und Erklärungen zu versorgen. Auch sonst waren sie immer ansprechbar. Ausflugsziele und schöne Städte in der Umgebung gibt es viele; auch einen Strand kann man in 30 bzw. 45 Min. erreichen. Es gab einen herzlichen Willkommensabend für alle Gäste am zweiten Abend, eine kostenlose Weinprobe und für den letzten Abend organisierten die Gastgeber ein Essen für alle Gäste, bei dem uns eine Freundin der Gastgeber hervorragend bekochte. Wir können die Domaine de Puychene uneingeschränkt weiterempfehlen.

Wunderschöne Ferienwohnung in einem zauberhaften Anwesen mit sehr viel Liebe und Stil eingerichtet – July 2017 – from Tripadvisor – Avis tripadvisor

Das gesamte Anwesen mit seinen äußerst geschmackvoll und mit sehr viel Liebe eingerichteten Ferienwohnungen ist ein Traum. Der Garten ist ebenfalls wunderschön angelegt und jede Wohnung hat ihre eigene Terrasse mit privater Rückzugsmöglichkeit. Es gibt einen schönen Pool, der tiptop sauber ist und jeden Tag persönlich vom Eigentümer Philippe gereinigt wird. Die gesamte Atmosphäre des Anwesens ist entspannt und äußerst freundlich, hilfsbereit und entgegenkommend. In erster Linie auch durch die Eigentümer Philippe und Veronique! Sie sind beide unglaublich liebevolle und freundliche Gastgeber in diesem kleinen Paradies! Besser geht es nicht! Ich würde die Domaine de Puychene auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen. Vor allem Familien mit Kindern sind hier herzlich willkommen.

Gerne wieder – August 2017 – from Tripadvisor  Avis tripadvisor

Wir (Familie mit 3 Kindern (4,7,10)) haben den Aufenthalt bei Véronique und Philippe genossen. Tolles Anwesen, erstklassige Wohnungen mit hervorragender Ausstattung (Waschmaschine, Geschirrspüler, Gasgrill), toller Pool (den Philippe jeden morgen liebevoll reinigt), Platz für die Kinder zum Spielen und Toben (inkl. Kicker!!), eine individuelle “Beratungsstunde” von Philippe mit einer unglaublichen Vielzahl von Tipps für Unternehmungen (super Strände, Stadtbesichtigungen, Radtouren, Bootfahrten, Weingüter), so dass wir dies in einer Woche überhaupt nicht bewältigen konnten. Wer mal für ein bis zwei Wochen in Südfrankreich eintauchen möchte – ein absolut geeigneter Platz.

Great place to relax and discover Languedoc-Roussillon – July 2017 – from Tripadvisor  Avis tripadvisor

The Domaine de Puychene is an unbelievably idyllic place to go. The Domaine is an old winery that was converted into a guest house some 3 years ago by the energetic and charismatic owners Phillipe and Veronique. It has that quaint southern French flair of a historical mansion with a well kept garden, guarded by big imposing iron gates. Inside, our 70 sqm. appartment with country style furniture was highly modern, well equipped and pleasantly clean. Our little gravelled patio, surrounded by bushery giving pleasant privacy, had a gas grill that we used often. As the French always seem to say – “impeccable“. It has a nice pool, big enough to spend lazy afternoons reading and playing around with the kids. Philippe and Veronique live in the village, so they are available on site almost every day, but without being on your back. Both speak great English, and Phillipe surprised me almost every day with a few funny colloquial phrases in German, including a hearty “Mahlzeit” when I lugged back my Baguette for breakfast from the local bakery at 11:30 a.m. On our two week stay, they staged an evening for wine tasting with a local wine maker as well as an evening with delicious local cooking prepared by a friend for the guests. Mingling of guests is encouraged, and sitting outside on a warm summer evening with a cool glass of wine and some new acquaintances really has it’s merit. On our arrival on day one, Veronique took lots of time to give us a whole row of good tips on where to go and what to do in the area, and they have a big collection of brochures of places to visit. Apart from the pool, they have table football, table tennis, space for a bit of football kicking and, never to forget in France, equipment for a match of Boules. The Domaine is a great base for trips into the country. Of course we went to Carcassonne, but the smaller medieval villages of Minerve or Lagrasse are almost as nice to visit. There are a bunch of old abbeys to visit, we realy liked the Abbaye de Fonfroide near Narbonne, which had a great multimedia guide on a tablet in many languages, including of course German and English. In the Corbieres-mountain range you can find so many nice places to hike, and there are amazing canyons to see. Our favorite were the Gorges du Verdouble right below the medieval town of Duilhac-sous-Peyrepertuse. A brliiant row of water pools cascading from the canyon, perfect for a cool swim in the sweltering summer heat. For those hungry for insight into the making of local products, I can recommend a visit to the “Oulibo“, where you can book a 90 minute tour (even in English!) where you learn a lot about olive farming and the wide range of olive products. Oulibo is only 15 minutes away from the Domaine, so great for a quick afternoon excursion to round off a day lazing at the pool after sleeping late. In regard to beaches, we liked the beach “Leucate-Plage” best, but that was a 40 minute drive from the Domaine – nonetheless worth the time. Our longest drive was to Barcelona in Spain, which took us exactly 3 hours each direction. On the whole, we really enjoyed the Domaine de Puychene. Quiet enough, but nonetheless nice for kids (maybe not so much for toddlers, better if they can swim and move around on their own). I liked the owners, always ready for small talk, information about the local sights and events, views on politics, France in general, and eager to stay in touch with the guests. For us (we were there with our 13 year old son), it was a great vacation.

Beautiful apartment – July 2017 – from Tripadvisor  Avis tripadvisor

Spectacular apartments in an old villa in a beautiful and quite little french town, beautiful garden, family friendly, very nice pool, close to the canal du midi, many beautiful small french towns! There is really nothing more you need for a few relaxing days, this was certainly one of the nicest places we have ever stayed at with our kids (10&13)! Great selection of local wines in the fridge 🙂 The hosts, Philippe and Veronique are super nice, and really take care of you!

Ein schöner Ort zum Erholen und toller Ausgangsort für Ausflüge – July 2017 – from Tripadvisor  Avis tripadvisor

 Wir haben die Zeit hier sehr genossen und waren rundum zufrieden. Wir haben das Haus Thym gemietet. Die Betten sind sehr bequem und man findet alles im Haus, was man braucht. Die kleinen privaten Terrassen mit Grill haben uns auch sehr gut gefallen. Die gesamt Anlage ist sehr gepflegt und toll angelegt. Die Gastgeber stehen einem mit Rat und tat zur Seite und geben sehr gute Tipps und Anregungen.

Tolle anlage – nette gastgeber – June 2017 – from Tripadvisor Avis tripadvisor

Wir hatten zwei wunderschöne Wochen in unserer Ferienwohnung im ehemaligen Weingut Domaine de Puychene. Die Wohnungen sind neu und gut ausgestattet, die Anlage sehr kinderfreundlich (Fußballtor, Schaukeln, umzäunter Pool, Tischtennis, Tischkicker) und die beiden Gastgeber Philippe und Veronique äußerst nett und hilfsbereit. Die Lage ist perfekt: Man kann zwischen dem Besuch kleiner französischer Städtchen oder einem Besuch am Meer wählen. Narbonne ist nur ca. 20 Minuten entfernt, der Canal du Midi liegt in fußläufiger Entfernung. Die morgendliche Joggingrunde kann man gleich in den Feldern fast direkt hinter dem Haus starten. Wir werden sicher mal wieder kommen!

Wunderschönes Appartment in einer tollen Anlage – June 2017 – from Tripadvisor Avis tripadvisor

 Wir haben eine Woche bei Phillippe und seiner Frau verbracht. Die Anlage ist vor zwei Jahren komplett saniert und ausgebaut worden. Alles ist sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet und ein eigener Gasgrill lässt alle Männerherzen höher schlagen. Ideal für Kinder, da die komplette Anlage eingezäunt ist und der Garten zu Entdeckungstouren einlädt. Es trafen sich die Kinder aus allen Einheiten. Die gesamte Anlage ist großzügig und sehr gepflegt, incl. einem sehr schönen Pool mit s/w Ausrichtung. Philippe hatte immer Zeit für einen Plausch und Tipps für die Region. Einziger Nachteil ist, dass man auf alle Fälle ein Auto brauch, bis zum Strand sind es ca. 30 min, Narbonne ist 30 min entfernt. Wir werden auf alle Fälle wieder kommen.

Two weeks to relax within a very charming atmosphere – June 2017 – from Tripadvisor Avis tripadvisor

In June 2017 we (family with 2 kids and our au-pair) spent 2 wonderful weeks, being guests in the Domaine de Puychene. Our hosts Philippe and Veronique were very friendly and gave us a lot of good tips where to go and what you could in the area. Our appartement (Fenouil) was great, very charming and comfortable with really everything you need during a holiday. Every appartement has its own garden and BBQ (!!!). The kids loved the pool and we spent very funny hours at the table-tennis and the tabletop soccer. Domaine de Puychene is a lovely place to stay and when we plan again a holiday in this area we know already where to go!

Relaxing holidays with children – June 2017 – from Review

Perfect vacation: beautiful place with wonderful garden, super friendly and helpful hosts, appartements are very spacious, lovely furnished and very well equipped. Pool bigger than expected. Each appartement has its one little garden/terrace with grill and privacy.

Die perfekte Ferienwohnung in Südfrankreich – May 2017 – from tripadvisor Avis tripadvisor

Die Ferienwohnung Sarriette auf der Domaine de Puychene ist ganz zauberhaft. Sehr gut und zweckmäßig eingerichtet, geräumig und angenehm. Besonders schön ist der Garten mit eigenem Gasgrill. Die Wohnung ist im hintersten Teil des Anwesens gelegen und somit ideal zu empfehlen, wenn man gerne für sich sein möchte. Der Garten ist einfach phantastisch und duftet nach Süden. Von St. Nazaire aus kann man super in alle Richtungen ausschwärmen: ob zu Besichtigungen (Carcassonne, Narbonne, Pézenas, Béziers etc.) oder ans Meer (ca. 30 min Autofahrt). Und nicht zuletzt: die Vermieter Philippe und Véronique sind supersympathisch, unkompliziert, hilfsbereit… Kurz: man kann sich rundum wohl und willkommen fühlen!

Thanks a million again. May 2017 – Direct comment

During the last days of May 2017, we spent very relaxing and joyful days at Domaine du Puychene with our two children in the cottage Sauge. We mixed impressive cultural experiences with refreshing hours at the beach in a summery and green landscape. We took great pleasure in chatting a bit with the charming and humorous hosts and spending the evenings at the terrace surrounded by the gorgeous garden. We experienced a very tranquil atmosphere when strolling back from Le Somail along the Canal du Midi during sunset after dinner.

Nice people to meet in a peaceful retreat! – May 2017 – from tripadvisor

Just returned from a 4 night stay at Domaine de Puychene, stayed in Sarriette. Philippe & Veronique are excellent hosts & are very thoughtful. The Domaine is immaculate, well-equipped for a peaceful holiday in a very quiet rural town (St Nazaire-d’Aude). Just minutes from Le Somail on the banks of the Canal du Midi and from a good supermarket. Great location, great place, great people for a relaxing stay Merci!

Perfekt eingerichtetes Ferienhaus in wunderschöner Anlage April 2017 -from tripadvisor Avis tripadvisor

Super nette, sehr hilfsbereite Gastgeber, sehr gepflegte Anlage mit schönem Garten und geheiztem Pool, sehr schön eingerichtetes Ferienhaus mit sehr guter Ausstattung, idealer Ausgangspunkt für vielseitige Ausflüge!

Perfekte Ferienwohnung mit besonderer Atmosphäre und wunderbaren Gastgebern – April 2017 – from tripadvisor Avis tripadvisor

Die Ferienwohnung befindet sich in einem alten Weingut ca. 15 km nördlich von Narbonne. Die beiden Besitzer Veronique und Philippe haben sowohl die Wohnung als auch die gesamte Anlage (neun weitere Wohnungen, Terrassen, Garten, Swimmingpool) sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet bzw. gestaltet. Die Wohnung ist sehr großzügig geschnitten und mit vielen Antiquitäten, aber gleichzeitig modernem Komfort ausgestattet. Der Ort eignet sich bestens für vielfältige Unternehmungen: Ganz in der Nähe kann man durch Weinreben wandern, entlang des Canal du Midi oder durch hügelige Landschaften am Mittelmeer. Überall gibt es nette Dörfer, z.B. Minerve und Lagrasse), beeindruckende Klöster und Burgruinen wie die Abbaye de Fontfroide und Perpeytereuse. Auch Carcassone und Montpellier lohnen unbedingt einen Besuch. Das ganz Besondere an dieser Unterkunft sind allerdings die beiden sehr aufmerksamen und liebenswerten Gastgeber Veronique und Philippe. Sie geben viele individuelle Tips, die nicht im Reiseführer stehen, bei uns bspw. für ein Klosterkonzert am Ostersonntag, eine Kunstwanderung sowie Restauranttips und -Reservierungen. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt! Die Unterkunft ist absolut empfehlenswert!

Kleines Paradies in einer einigartigen Gegend – April 2017 – from tripadvisor Avis tripadvisor

Die Domaine de Puychene ist ein kleines Paradies. Die Gastgeber Veronique und Philippe haben ein altes Weingut zu einer einzigartigen Ferienunterkunft umgestaltet. Die einzelnen Appartements sind individuell mit französischem Charme und viel Liebe zum Detail eingerichtet. Kein IKEA-Standard sondern ausgewählte Einzelstücke, teilweise Antiquitäten. Die Küche ist sehr gut ausgestattet, Von Backofen über Spülmaschine und Waschmaschine bis zur Mikrowelle ist alles vorhanden. Auch Geschirr und Besteck ist nicht abtgezählt sondern steht in ausreichender Zahl zur Verfügung. Wir haben viele schöne Stunden auf unserer privaten Terrasse verbracht und auch den Gasgrilll haben wir ausgiebig genutzt. Vor allem die Kinder hatten viel Spaß im beheizten Pool. Dieser ist durch einen Zaun gut abgesichert, so dass sich auch kleine Kinder sicher auf der Anlage bewegen können. Veronique und Philippe sind perfekte Gastgeber, denen das Wohl Ihrer Gäste wirklich am Herzen liegt. Sie stehen jederzeit für ein Gespräch zur Verfügung. Hierbei sind Sie sehr geduldig, wenn sich Ihre Gäste mit der französischen Sprache abmühen…..Ein Ausweichen auf Englisch ist kein Problem und die beiden arbeiten an ihren Deutschkenntnissen. Die Ausflugs- und Restauranttipps waren alle super. Immer wieder bieten sie auch gemeinsame Aktivitäten für die Gäste an. So wurde während unseres Aufenthaltes ein Ausflug auf ein sehr schönes Weingut angeboten mit gemeinsamem Mittagessen und Informationen über die Weinregion und -Herstellung. Die Umgebung hat für jeden Geschmack viel zu bieten. Die Strände von Leucate und Guissan sind ebenso innerhalb von einer Autostunde zu erreichen wie romantische Bergdörfer wie Minerve, beeindruckende Kathargerburgen wie Queribus oder lebendige Städte wie Montpellier und Perpignan. Wir können die Unterkunft rundum empfehlen und kommen sicher wieder. Merci beaucoup!

Great location and great hosts. Jan 25,2017 – from tripadvisor Avis tripadvisor

 This January a group of 7 cyclists from The Republic of Ireland booked a week with Phillippe. The location was ideal, lovely accommodation and great hosts. Bike hire was available locally and the rural area is ideal for road cycling. Well worth a return visit at another time of the year. We will definately be back again. BJ

2 nov 2016 from Google+ *****    Cornelia Lammert
Wir waren im Oktober zwei Wochen bei Veronique und Philippe auf ihrem schönen Weingut, das sie liebevoll restauriert haben. Die gesamte Anlage ist sehr gastfreundlich und geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Der Aufenthaltsraum mit Infomaterial, Klavier, Spieleschrank und Weinauswahl , die schönen Terrassenplätze mit eigenem Gasgrill. Waschmaschine in der Wohnung, einwandfreies Wifi – alles sehr komfortabel. Und die Gastgeber waren täglich vor Ort, sehr freundlich und interessiert. Wir kommen wieder !

Source Airbnb – September 2016

Beautiful, clean and well-equipped accommodation in a stunning area of France. Our hosts were extremely friendly and helpful and went out of their way to ensure that we enjoyed our stay. Their recommendations for places to visit were all perfect. In summary we had a fantastic holiday. Thank you

Charming, very well equipped accommodation and really lovely hosts – August 2016 – from tripadvisor Avis tripadvisor

You can not feel better received as by Veronique and Phillippe. They are around whenever you need help (in making restaurant reservations) good hints (sight seeing destinations, feasts or markets) or just a funny chitchat. We really appreciated their kindness and engagement. It feels more like visiting friends and not just like staying at a holiday apartment. When you get the chance don’t miss the occasional wine testing on Wednesday evening in the court yard! Great local wines personally introduced by their producers, very interesting and entertaining too! We enjoyed our time there very much and are looking forward to visiting Domaine de Puychene again one day.

Leben wie Gott in Frankreich – July 2016 – from tripadvisor Avis tripadvisor

Unsere Sommerferien haben uns in diesem Jahr mit dem Auto nach Süd-Frankreich geführt. Der lange Weg zu Véronique und Philippe hat sich mehr als gelohnt. Ganz in der Nähe des berühmten Canal du Midi haben wir unsere Oase für den Sommer gefunden. Ein wunderschön restauriertes Weingut mit 10 Wohungen auf dem Lande. Jede Wohnung ist sehr individuell und geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Besonders gut hat uns an unserer Wohnung gefallen, dass wir eine eigene Terasse in den traumhaft schön angelegten Garten hatten und auch nach vorne heraus in den Innenhof abends auf einer Liege gemütlich den Abend ausklingen lassen konnten, währen die Kinder (6 und 8) dort frei gespielt haben. Ein Pool als Treffpunkt für alle gibt es dort auch. Véronique und Philippe geben super Tipps für Ausflüge – alles dabei: Geschichte, Kultur, Städte, Boot fahren auf den Canal du Midi, Strand, Fahrradtouren, Wandern, Wein etc. Es bleiben also keine Wünsche offen. Wir möchten gerne wieder kommen….Merci beaucoup pour des vacances géniales!

Fantastic place, friendly hosts and the perfect holiday – April 2016 – Avis tripadvisor

We stayed in Domaine de Puychene for a week in the week leading up to friends wedding. We had no plans for the week and just wanted to relax and maybe explore the area. Our hosts Phlippe and Veronic were amazing at making it so easy for us to do as much or as little as we wanted. We rented bikes (including a trailer for our toddler) and cycled the most scenic nearby villages. We had amazing lunches each day in some of the restaurants that line the Canal du midi. Another day Philippe arranged for a local chef to deliver a feast of locally produced foods including organic wines and cheeses. We had a massage on our terrace another day which was fantastic. I have to say all the facilities in Domaine de Puychene are top class from the swimming pool to the childrens play facilities and BBQ facilities. Domaine de Puychene was very peaceful during our stay and we got a great nights sleep each night. The accommodation is very spacious and has everything you would need during your stay. I would highly recommend Domaine de Puychene for any type of holiday. We wanted to have a quite time but it is very close to Narbonne and many other amazing places. Many thanks to our hosts for a super week.

Abritel     Séjour du 30 avril au 3 mai 2016
Our stay here was amazing. The owners genuinely care about their place and it shows. Our apartment was exactly like it was listed. The weather turned unusually cold and the owners provided room heaters. Customer service provided by the owners is above and beyond. Philippe provided croissants in the morning. If you are looking for suggestions for dinner, places to visit, maps, or activities, the owners are a great resource. This is located in a central area to taste wine, visit abbeys, taste olive oils, hike in nature areas, and more. The grounds are well manicured and spacious, with room for kids to play outside, places to sit among the gardens to have coffee or wine, and private outdoor spaces with table and chairs for each apartment. Our apartment was perfect for two couples, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and spacious kitchen, dining, and living area. I corresponded with Philippe via email prior to booking and then again prior to arrival. He was responsive and answered my questions. I would definitely book this again and highly recommend it.

“Exceptionnel”    Séjour de 3 nuits en mars 2016   9,6   Review

la casa era muy comoda

23 nov 2015  from Google+  Google+

Los propietarios, Phillipe y Veronique son el alma de este lugar excepcional. Son encantadores y muy serviciales.
Los apartamentos, que son todos diferentes, están decorados con un toque personal, y están muy bien equipados y limpios. Todos con terraza con hamacas, mesa, sillas y barbacoa.
El acceso al Wi-fi (gratuito) es muy rápido.
La zona de la piscina con tumbonas y ducha y los jardines privados cuidados y limpios. Precioso.
Aparcamiento privado y amplio dentro del propio recinto.
Un lugar simplemente perfecto!

“Un lugar simplemente perfecto”  16 oct 2015  from tripadvisor  Avis tripadvisor

Pasamos 3 días en este precioso lugar. Los propietarios, Phillipe y Veronique son el alma de este lugar excepcional. Son encantadores y muy serviciales. Siempre están disponibles para cualquier cosa. Les puedes pasar el pedido de la panadería y ellos te lo acercan sin ningún coste adicional. Los apartamentos, que son todos diferentes, están decorados con un toque personal, y están muy bien equipados y limpios. Todos con terraza con hamacas, mesa, sillas y barbacoa. El acceso al Wi-fi (gratuito) es muy rápido. La zona de la piscina con tumbonas y ducha y los jardines privados cuidados y limpios. Precioso. Aparcamiento privado y amplio dentro del propio recinto. Hay mucho que ver y hacer en la región (Carcassonne, Narbonne, Canal du Midi, Le Parc Australien, Reserva africana de Sigean…) Philippe te dará información y planos de la zona. Un lugar simplemente perfecto! Veronique y Philippe gracias y mucha suerte!!!

 “Fantastica”    14 Oct 2015  from Natalia   10,00  Review

La localizacion es muy buena para visitar la zona, incluida la Reserva de Sigean.El apartamento muy muy acogedor y los propietarios muy atentos y serviciales, son encantadores.Seguro que repetimos!!!

“Beautiful Domaine, full of French charm.”    26 Sept 2015  from  9,6  Review

We found the location excellent close to the canal du midi. The Domaine is beautifully renovated, the owners are very welcoming, helpful and a joy to be around. The kids loved the swimming pool.

“Perfect place to relax and unwind”    28 Aug 2015  from tripadvisor  Avis tripadvisor

We spent a week in this beautiful place. The property is clean, fresh and both indoors and outdoors were just perfect for our needs. The owners, Phillipe and Veronique are the most charming of host… very helpful and available. We arrived very late and left very early and they made our coming and going very easy. I would go back again (and again!) as there is so much to see and do in the region, we only got to visit a few places. Just perfect!

“A brilliant holiday”  15 Aug 2015  from tripadvisor  Avis tripadvisor

All five of us had a great holiday at La Puychene. The domaine is in a typical French village with a patisserie and boulangerie so no shortage of croissants and other fattening treats! We also enjoyed meeting the other guests and improving our French, and we made good friends with Philippe and Veronique our hosts who kindly brought our breakfast order from the patisserie every day. A perfect spot to base your French holiday but a car is a must. Recommend the beach just North of Le Barcares (make for the Lydia) and the bike rental at Paraza (Mellow Velo).

“parfait”      15 Aug 2015  from tripadvisor  Avis tripadvisor

Vielen lieben Dank für diese wunderbare Woche. Wir hatten einen unvergesslichen Urlaub. Dir Wohnung war einfach perfekt. Super eingerichtet und ganz ganz viel Plaz. Der Pool hat vorallem unseren Kindern gefallen. Wir können la Domaine de Puychêne von Herzen weiterempfehlen. Véronique und Philippe sind äusserst herzliche Gastgeber. Es fehlte uns an nichts. Auch das Pétange mit Apéro und den anderen Gästen war ein Erlebnis. Dank für alles.

“Ein besonderer Ort im Süden Frankreichs”   15 Aug 2015  from tripadvisor  Avis tripadvisor

Unsere Ferien bei Véronique und Philippe gefielen uns sehr gut: Das liebevoll gestaltete Anwesen verströmt eine sommerlich entspannte Atmosphäre, im Inneren der Häuser ist es auch bei hohen Außentemperaturen kühl und im Schatten der Bäumen weht ein leichter Wind, während alles ganz französisch ist. Unsere Gastgeber waren ausgesprochen hilfsbereit und freundlich und es machte Spaß, bei Ihnen zu Gast zu sein. Wir fühlten uns gut und frei inmitten eines blumigen Gartens, im und um den Pool herum, beim Essen und Weintrinken auf unserer Terrasse unterm abendlichen Himmel und wenn wir von unseren Ausflügen in die malerische Umgebung zurückkamen. Morgens, nach dem Aufklappen der Fensterläden, standen schon Croissants und Baguette bereit, wir lasen Zeitung und Bücher und genossen die große Ruhe, die über allem lag, das Licht und die feinen fröhlichen Farben. Alle, die dort waren, waren nett und fühlten sich zu Hause und am liebsten wären wir noch länger geblieben an diesem besonderen Ort im Süden Frankreichs.

“Perfect french country chateau just outside Narbonne”    15 Aug 2015  from tripadvisor  Avis tripadvisor

We were the very first guests after the owners had been working with development of buildings and surroundings for more than 2 years. The owners are very nice and service oriented and the appartements, which are all different are all very nice and extremely well equipped with services. The pool area is nice (could be bigger) and the private gardens is already nice, but will of course be even better in one or two years. The small village is very local and nice (no restaurants, nightclubs etc.) and perfect for trips on bicycle, motorcycle or just relax activities. There is a lot af castles, abbayes, gardens, landscapes etc. to be visited in the area, and of course the Pyrenees, Andorra and Barcelona. Concerning beaches they can be reached within ca. 20 km.They are very big, sandy, flat and most of them fairly crowded. The city of Narbonne is ca. 10 km. from the village, and is very nice with its center around the river. It is not a shopping mekka, but there are a very fine selection of restaurants, wine bars etc.. The owners speaks english.

“Our Home away from Home, magnifique”    06 Aug 2015  from tripadvisor  Avis tripadvisor

We have had a marvellous time with Phillipe and Veronique in Domaine de Puychene. All apartments are decorated with a very personal touch and are restored with all original details still in place. The hospitality is like a warm bath, they both have tips to do and are always willing to help you on your way. We are already looking forward to our next stay. Thanks Mark