Region Montage

The Region

“...a land of contasts between the gentle sandy coast with coastal lagoons, the more luscious plain of the river Aude where cherries, apricots and olives grow...”

The Languedoc-Roussillon / Herault region

This part of the Languedoc boasts a sunny Mediterranean climate with, they say, 300 days of sunshine per year. Summers can be hot but tempered by a breeze.

La Tavern Du ChateauThis is a land of contrasts between, the gentle sandy coast with coastal lagoons, the more luscious plain of the river Aude where cherries, apricots and olives grow, where the Canal du Midi meanders serenely, and the rugged interior. A land of vineyards, wine and good food, perfumed garrigue, castles, abbeys, Cathar history, walks, rivers for fishing and swimming, colourful markets with fresh local produce and historic cities such as Roman Nabonne and Carcassonne with its remarkable medieval fortress – one of Europe’s best preserved wall cities. Sporting activities near by include, tennis (in Aigues Vives), water sports and horse riding.

Surrounded by pretty vineyards and gentle hills, Paguignan is just 15 minutes from the Cathar village of Minerve, which sits perched on a rock between two deep gorges . Swimming in the river at Biz-Minervois is 10 minutes away and the Mediterranean beaches 45 minutes. The Canal du Midi is 20 minutes away.

Aigues Vives, 2 km from Paguignan or a 10 minute bike ride, has a boulangerie , Utile mini market (rather like a Spar), post office and two restaurants. The Boulangerie delivers fresh bread, tarts and croisants to the village 4 times per week and butcher and general stores vans call weekly. There are several other good restaurants within 5 kms.

 

 

 

Chateau

Canal du Midi