Studio Barberouge Limoux, Aude, Languedoc- Roussillon, France
This delightful studio apartment which is situated on the ground floor of a large typically French house in a quiet sidestreet but is just 2 minutes walk from the “Place de Republique” in central Limoux has been lovingly refurbished and offers comfortable accommodation for up to 3 people. It is ideal either for a week-end break or as a base for discovering the surrounding area.
We (or our representative) will be at the apartment to greet you.
The accommodation comprises of:
Kitchen Area: is well equipped including electric oven/grill, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle, coffee-maker, cooking utensils; all crockery, glassware and cutlery are provided. A supply of coffee/tea/sugar/salt/pepper/oil & balsamic vinegar is provided.
Living/Sleeping Area: has a dining table and wooden chairs, rugs, lamps, a comfortable sofa, TV/DVD player and CD player. There are books (English) and games. Some DVDs are available on request. There is a double bed and a single bed, a unit for hanging clothes and a chest of drawers (for those who don’t want to live out of a suitcase!).
Bathroom: Fully tiled, consisting of a large modern shower unit, WC and handbasin. There is a hairdryer, ironing board and iron for guests use.
The apartment will have been cleaned to a high standard ready for your occupancy with fresh bed linen & towels and a change of linen/towels is provided for mid week.
There is a minimum stay of 3 nights, except by special arrangement; but “change over day” is flexible subject to availability.
The bathroom has a “step-up” which may be difficult for anyone with mobility problems.
There is no landline telephone here, but mobile phone signals in the area are generally good.
In France it is necessary to pay a Taxe de Sejour at the end of your stay but this has been included in the rental cost.
There are no pets allowed and it is strictly a non smoking apartment.
Please let us know if you are hiring a car or organizing your own transport so that we can give you directions from the airport/ railway station or we can collect/return you to the airport or railway station by arrangement.
Additional Location Information:
LIMOUX is a pretty, ancient, market town on the banks of the River Aude, and is about 25 minutes drive from Carcassonne (website hidden) has everything you would imagine a traditional French market town would have: a lovely main square with a big fountain, an interesting galleried arcade of timber framed houses, shops, cafe-bars and restaurants, a vibrant Friday market, plus Tuesday evening market in July and August, museums, concerts, festivals and events almost all year round.
The Carnival of Limoux, known locally as the “Fecos”, is a yearly event which runs from January to April. Most of the carnival events are on Saturdays and Sundays and take place in the main square.This is the longest carnival in France and is conducted in the traditional Occitan language. There are also Folklore Festivals, Spanish week-ends (Feria), Bastille Day celebrations with amazing firework displays, and music in the square most week-ends throughout the summer.
Limoux is famous for Blanquette de Limoux, a delicious sparkling white wine which predates champagne - sit in the square and enjoy a glass; or tour one of the many vineyards in the area and enjoy the “degustation” (wine tasting).There are approximately 2,800 producers in Languedoc-Roussillon, making it one of the world’s largest wine-producing regions and between them they make around two billion bottles of wine a year!
Sports Facilities: include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, walking, cycling, kayaking, fishing, and golfing. For winter sports, skiing and snowboarding, Limoux is just over 1 hours drive from the nearest ski resort.
Sightseeing: Limoux is an attractive place with a wonderful sense of fun, and whilst well worth visiting in itself, it is also an excellent base for discovering the history of the region and is ideally placed for exploring the coast, the mountains and surrounding areas. Carcassonne is famous for its medieval castle, the Carcassonne festival in July and August, and the Christmas market in December and Mirepoix is one of the most stunning medieval bastide towns in the area. For lovers of the mountains you can visit the Pyrenees and Andorra to the South and the Black Mountains to the North. There are several Cathar Castles to visit detailing the history of the Cathars or for those of you interested in the Holy Grail stories a visit to Rennes-le-Chateau is a must. The popular Mediterranan beaches of Perpignan and Narbonne (and lots of other beautiful but lesser known beaches) are approximately a 90 minute drive away, or you can relax and bathe in the soothing thermal mineral springs in the spa towns of Rennes-le-Bain and Alet-les-Bains.
Many brochures detailing Local Attractions & Events are available in the apartment or contact the Tourist Office in the Promenade du Tivoli for more information.
Annie who greeted us was very friendly. The accommodation is very well located in the beautiful town of Limoux. It is also very well equipped. Our stay was very pleasant through it all.
Studio Barberouge was the perfect spot for exploring Languedoc Rousillion, truly! We had a wonderful week discovering Limoux, Carcasonne, the Pays Cathare, the amazing landscape (the Gorges of Calamus - zowee), the wine, the cheese, the markets. Hosts Annie and Andy could not have been more helpful, actually meeting us in the rain to guide us to a parking spot, find the studio, and give us tips about the area. Merci mille fois!
Fantastic location and a brilliant base for exploring the amazing scenary around the area, Annie and Andy were great and accomodating hosts. Couldn't ask for anything more.
Great apartment that had everything we needed and more (coffee, tea, oil, spacious shower, very clean) Andy and Annie were full of advice of things to do in the area, And were kind enough to stock the apartment with a selection of DVDs. Their place is in a great location - two minute walk away from the main plaza and around the corner from free parking. Would definitely stay again!
Thanks Annie & Andy for your warm welcome and for having the appartment so well prepared and equiped. We spent 4 fantastic days at Limoux and enjoyed the place itselt, so close to La Place de la Republic, and the area where we could enjoy lovely landscape, promanades, food & wine and an amazing professional rugby match at Carcassone.
We'll come back!!
Marta & Jose - Barcelona