Le lac de la Cavayère in Carcassonne

Le lac de la Cavayère

Tourism

Visit the hidden gem that is Le lac de la Cavayère, a great family day out and an alternative to the beach.

Cool off on a hot summer's day with a visit to this recreational lake only a few minutes' drive from the city. A great day trip for families enjoying a self catering holiday near Carcassonne.

The lake, known also as 'Carcassonne Plage' (Carcassonne beach) has sandy and pebble beaches and a woodland track you can walk around (taking approximately 1 hour 30 minutes at a gentle stroll).

Activities available at the lake include boating, a zip-wire circuit, inflatables, children's play area, crazy golf, volleyball and boules courts. There are designated safe swimming areas and a snack bar.

This beautiful lake is a great substitute to the sea (and safe too). It is easy to reach, with plenty of free parking and makes a fun day out if you are on holiday nearby.

Location

Lac de Carcassonne, 11000 Occitaine

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Maison Albarels

Holiday home in Languedoc

Set in the heart of the small, country village of Ventenac Cabardès, close to Carcassonne, this is a fully restored family home offering 3 bedrooms and a private garden and heated pool.

Lovely setting amongst the rolling countryside and vineyards with a grocery shop only 50m from the property for supplies / bread. Famous Canal du Midi is close-by with its shaded tow-paths and waterside restaurants. Shops, restaurants and supermarket just 5 minutes away in nearby Pennautier.

Carcassonne, the capital of the Aude Region, has the largest walled Medieval fortress and city in Europe and is a major tourist destination in the summer. Many movies about the Crusaders and Medieval knights were filmed there, including the movie Robin Hood staring Kevin Costner. Restaurants and shops selling local goods fill the ancient Cite.

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Maison Charvin

Holiday home in Languedoc

Featured in The Irish Times - 'Real life in the real France'.

Behind the tall French iron gates is a beautiful and very private house that has been fully restored to a high standard throughout and is set in the lovely village of Montlaur, an unspoilt, classically French wine-producing village just 20 minutes South-East of Carcassonne in the stunning Corbières.

All facilities in Montlaur, two minutes, café bar, fresh bread and general store, pharmacy and butcher.

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Villa Lana

Holiday villa in Languedoc with private, heated pool

Mediterranean style villa set in 2½ acres of land with pretty landscaped gardens, separate pool area and a small fruit orchard.

The villa is fully equipped for family living and provides modern and spacious accommodation for 8 people.

Main living areas all open on to the sun terrace which runs across the front of the villa - providing an ideal spot for outdoor dining and entertaining.

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Mas Orbiel

Holiday home in Languedoc

A superb opportunity to come and stay on a beautiful wine estate set in 175 acres of vines, olives, pines, lavender fields, just 15 minutes outside Carcassonne.

Two adjacent properties (farmhouse and manor house) have been completely modernised and upgraded using traditional, high quality materials. The properties can each accommodate 8 to 10 people in comfort or combine both for a group of up to 20 visitors.

Beautifully restored, the properties have many original features; beamed ceilings, exposed stone walls, colourful Languedoc tiles and an old stone staircase. Accommodation is spread over the two properties; red house with open-plan living and dining room and kitchen, cabled Wi-Fi internet and utility room. Two first floor bedrooms and three second floor bedrooms all with air-conditioning.

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La Cantaluze

Holiday home in Languedoc

Traditional-style country home with contemporary interior set on a small wine domaine amongst the Languedoc vineyards, just 15 minutes from Carcassonne.

Accommodation over two floors with kitchen and dining area opening to garden terrace, living room with Wifi, two ground-floor bedrooms, one with ensuite bathroom plus family bathroom.

Two further bedrooms upstairs with additional family bathroom.

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Maison des Roses

Holiday home in Languedoc with private pool

Contemporary home set on the edge of the small town of Pennautier, just 15 minutes from the centre of Carcassonne with its amazing citadel and summer activities.

Open-plan living accommodation, air-conditioned with kitchen, dining and living area opening out to the dining terrace.

Three bedrooms, one ensuite and one family bathroom.

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