About this listing
Lagrasse is designated one of France's most beautiful villages and is perfectly situated for all manner of beautiful walks: river and gorge, vines and olives, garigue and forest, mountain and valley. With 3 bars, fine epicerie, boulangerie, galleries, craft workshops, six restaurants and wine galore, there is little need to venture elsewhere. However, with it’s proximity to the autoroute, the beaches of the Med, Carcassonne, Toulouse, Narbonne, Perpignan, Montpellier and the Camargue are in easy reach - even Barcelona is only 3 hours away. Take the twisty roads through the glorious gorges of the Corbières and the astonishing Cathar castles are on the doorstep
The river, dammed in the summer to provide exquisite swimming, is bordered by the Abbey and the medieval waterfront and is crossed by 2 bridges one a fine Roman bridge.
The summer months are very animated with various music festivals, piano concerts,folk dancing, theatre,circus,pottery & book fairs...firework display from the old bridge on 13th July followed by Bastille day celebrations with a much bigger display on the 14th in Carcassonne- 40 mins away.
My house is in the centre of Lagrasse, a former hotel - 3 double rooms available for rental with shared bathroom, 2 wc & kitchenette, breakfast not served but the basics are provided eg coffee, tea, sugar,butter,jam & is possible to cook meals in the evening - the kitchenette has a fridge,hob,oven,grill,toaster,kettle.
Hairdryer, iron, towels provided as well as shampoo & basic toiletries for those travelling by ryanair ! The rooms are situated on first floor(not the ground floor), keys provided for all 3 rooms so visitors can come & go as they please.
Free Internet & calls to Uk, US, Europe landlines available.
Here is the lagrasse (website hidden) page description:
Tucked into the heart of the Corbières in southern France, Lagrasse attracts an extraordinary variety of residents, complementing its salt-of-the-earth locals. The tiny population of 630 people live in this medieval listed village surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, its backdrop dominated by an 8th century working Abbey. Situated in a valley surrounded by Mediterranean hillsides full of rosemary, thyme and cyprus trees, the river Orbieu meandering through the village, Lagrasse attracts thousands of visitors each year, some of whom never leave, falling in love with this picture postcard example of rural France and changing their lives to allow them to pursue their dream.
Lagrasse is one of those ‘centres of the universe’; you can be drinking in a bar in LA and meet someone who’s been to Lagrasse; Manhattan is full of Lagrasse lovers; from Nepal to Cape Town, Moscow to Rio de Janeiro, visitors come from all over the world, attracted by that intangible ‘pull’ that Lagrasse quietly exerts.
Kitchen, internet, telephone, information leaflets
Please note that breakfast is not served as there is a kitchenette with coffee/tea/sugar/jam etc provided and there is an excellent bakery nearby or several café's in the village where breakfast is served for around 5 euros.. Also possible to use kitchen at lunchtime & evening for light cooking.
Dans ce petit village magnifique de Lagrasse, Shona s'occupe de plusieurs types de logements ; Elle m'a reçu avec un sourire, une simplicité et un charme incroyable. La chambre proposée est très agréable, avec un double lit et un décors léger. Salle de bain toilette et cuisine dans le couloir donnent la liberté de vivre à sa guise. Enfin son prix très modéré (dans le contexte chargé du banquet du livre) à 5 mn à pied de l'abbaye de Lagrasse est un dernier argument pour recommander fortement ce charmant logement.
La chambre est très belle et la maison magnifique. Nous nous sommes sentis très bien ici. Merci.
Les chambres proposées sont très agréables et la petite cuisine mise à disposition est bien appréciable. Quand au village de Lagrasse, il n'y a rien à dire, ça vaut le détour !
Merci Shona pour cet accueil.
Thank Shona for having us! We had great time in Lagrasse, albeit too brief. You were a fine host. the house has a good vibe. We'll certainly come back.
Lagrasse est un village calme et serein, à l'image de l'accueil de Shona et des chambres que vous y trouveraient. Une adresse a conseillée sans l'ombre d'un doute. Merci Shona.
Shona's guess house is perfect if you find comodity, relax and good atmosphere. I stayed at her place for 2 nights and everything was really good. Highly reccomended!
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About the Host, Shona
Je suis écossaise habitant en france depuis 17 ans.
I am originally from Scotland but have been living here for 17 years now, i have a big house which i have divided up into separate units : 3 rooms with shared facilities and 2 studio's with private bathroom & kitchen plus my own apartment on the top floor.