Heading South! The Mediterranean coast, A mosaic of landscapes and colours. The region basks 300 days of sunshine per year ! Coursan, the freedom destination in the Mediterranean and an authentic french village.
Ground floor: kitchen and living room.
First Floor: 1 bedroom (with 1 double bed + 1 office). Possibility to install a baby-bed, dressing room, bathroom (with bath), WC.
The Narbonnaise area consists of the entire Aude coast: St Pierre la Mer, Narbonne Plage, the circular village of Gruissan, Port la Nouvelle and Leucate. It extends from the Clape Massif to the foothills of Les Corbières and from the Fontfroide Massif to the shores of the Mediterranean. Coursan's village is positioned in the heart of this beautiful scenery at the foot of the Clape massif !
Explore this place, covered with fragrant pine forests filled with cicadas, the scented scrubland giving off wafts of thyme and rosemary, the shoreline with its exceptional beaches of golden sand and sea lagoons, islands, fisher villages, AOC vineyards, and relics and monuments that are redolent with history....Explore Narbonne, Roman City of Art and History, the first Roman city in Gaul, prior even to the conquest of Julius Caesar, founded in 118 BCE, the cathedral and its many museums, the castles cathar, the Cistercian Abbey of Fontfroide and the medieval castle of Carcassonne, Prouilhe (the first monastic community founded by St. Dominic in the world) and visit the most beautiful villages of France : Minerve, Lagrasse, Olargues, Saint-Guilhem-le-désert. Or you could choose a diner-cruise on the french Midi Canal (UNESCO World Heritage Site)...or walking and explore the rich, varied surroundings. All around Coursan, there are pathways for walking and the Camin Romieu ( road to Compostella) who cross the Aude and Herault.
Unless you prefer a journey to the heart of wine and Mediterranean gastronomy civilisation : local and farm markets (cheese, olives, melons, peaches, mussels, shell-fish, oysters, fresh fish...). At the same time, discover the Mediterranean grape varieties of the wines of Coteaux du Languedoc and the castles of wines.
Just lazing in the countryside in Coursan Village or sun and maritime leasures on the beaches (sailing, diving, fishing, windsurf, kite surf ...). Free evening entertainments are laid on in summer.
In the summertime, Languedoc host many festival of musics (classic, baroc, jazz, rock, pop...) and the fireworks of 14 July in all cities of France !
For lovers of paintings: Museum of Contemporary Art Narbonne, Sérignan, Sète, Montpellier, Nimes ... and Collioure and this town's bell-tower fortified by the Carolingians kings, which rises from the clear waters of the Mediterranean, and served as a magnet to attract all the great painters of the Fauvist school: Matisse, Derain, Dufy, Picasso, Juan Gris, Foujita, Survage and many more...
Propositions for children : many pools and water parks, aquarium and greenhouse Amazon, the African reserve, chocolate factory of Narbonne, candy factory Haribo...
Access is relatively simple, the village is located on the D6009 which connects Narbonne to Beziers. My house is easy to find.
There is free parking in the village and plenty of parking is available all around the house.
The house is located in the heart of the village. So you can walk to the bakery, grocery store, market, tourist office, bank ...
Airports : Béziers , Carcassonne , Montpellier, Toulouse , Marseille, Girona (Spain). Many low cost flights with Ryanair.
By train: From the railway station of Narbonne (10 minutes by bus or car from Coursan) . Bus station is few meters near the house.
Narbonne Train Station is truly the crossroads of southern France : 30 min from Carcassonne, 40 minutes from Perpignan, Montpellier 1 hour , 2 hours from Toulouse, Marseille 3 hours , 1 hour from the Spanish border, 1:30 Girona, Barcelona 3h ...
Coursan perfectly served by buses . A stop is located 100 m from the house . Regular buses go to Narbonne , beaches (1 € each way in summer) and in the surrounding villages.
EUROLINES company offers daily trips from Narbonne to many cities of France or Spain.
By road , the rental company Europcar is a few meters near the railway station of Narbonne.
It is going to be difficult to keep this review simple because our trip was simply fantastic. We arrived in France and headed to meet Celine. What a lovely lady. She was waiting for us and showed us around her home and made sure that we understood we were to make ourselves at home. Celine had stocked the fridge and cupboards as well as having some lovely olives and wine waiting for us. She had also thoughtfully left a gift for my wife as this trip was a surprise treat for her. Celine's home was perfect for us. There was everything we needed and more. Incredibly accommodating, clean and with everything we needed. Celine could not have been a better host, she was lovely. Coursan was a perfect base for discovering this beautiful region of France. Celine even sent us a mountain of local information for places to visit so we could plan our trip before we arrived and make the most of our time there.
If you stay here do not miss Narbonee & Carcassonne. The medieval city of Carcassone was one of the most beautiful places we have ever visited and the fact that Robin Hood Prince of Thieves was filmed in the castle grounds (my wife has a Kevin Costner thing going on!) made it very exciting. We also toured some of the ancient Cather castles that dominate some of the landscapes in the region and for two fans of history this was fantastic. Narbonne Plage and its beautifully clean beach was a beautiful place to visit, great paddling in the Mediterranean while looking at the snowy Pyrenees across the sea! Three days was not enough and we will definitely be back. If you are considering visiting this region of France you would be mad not to stay in Celine's home, perfect host (in fact better than perfect!).
Merci Céline. Vous étiez l'hôte parfait et votre maison a été parfait pour nous. Merci encore pour l'utilisation de votre belle maison. Je ne pense pas qu'il y avait une seule chose que vous n'aviez pas pensé pour rendre notre séjour le plus agréable possible. Nous sommes impatients d'y retourner espérons tard dans l'année! Tous les meilleurs, Grant et Kim. x.
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We got to Celine's place and were received with croissants, cakes and tea beautifully arranged with a personalised welcoming card.
The house was very very nice, spotless and well equipped.
Celine was very kind and helpful - she had a whole folder with touristic information about the area.
We also really enjoyed the village of Coursan, even though it is not a touristic attraction.
We were completely blown away by this experience - it was so much better than we could even imagine. We would have stayed longer if it wasn't for our tight schedule.
So close to Narbonne that if you stay in the area this is the PERFECT location. Celine is so welcoming and the apartment is even better than the pictures. Great experience. Parking very close supermarkets bakery close let me recommend you definitely. I will be come vack for sure
This was the perfect stay for my needs on this occasion, a two night lay-over en route to Toulouse. An easy two-turn route from the Gare de Narbonne takes barely 10 minutes by car, although I took a more circuitous route by the sea side and arrived later than I should have. Céline had waited far beyond the call of duty and had positioned her own car so as to maintain a parking spot for me. The apartment was super clean and all the usual shops and neighborhood markets were within walking distance. An easy few minutes back to the train station. I would gladly recommend Céline and her digs to anybody with similar needs.
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