Maison des Fleurs is an ancient 18th Century artisan's stone cottage lovingly restored, using traditional methods & materials, complete with exposed beams, wood burning stove and sunny balcony where you can sit with a glass of wine and watch village life go by. Although an ancient cottage with charm and character it has all modern amenities, including wi fi.
Maison des Fleurs is situated in the wine making village of Thezan des Corbieres only 16 miles from a wide selection of beaches and just 4 miles from a huge river where you can experience 'wild swimming'. The World Heritage Sites of Carcassonne & the Canal du Midi are just 28 & 13 miles away. It is the ideal holiday location and is available all year round.
N.B. Dogs are very welcome
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Location & Amenities
Thezan des Corbieres is a wine making village, its history goes back to Roman times when it was settled to provide wine to slake the thirst of Rome. It is situated just 16 miles from the coast and in the heart of the historic Corbieres in the Languedoc - there are many excellent, unspoilt beaches (44 in total) offering child friendly activities and employing lifeguards. There are also amenities such as windsurfing, sailing, diving and kite surfing on offer, plus Theme Parks of all different types.
There are thirteen lakes and/or rivers nearby, some only ten minutes away, none more than an hours drive, all are ideal for 'wild' swimming and rafting and, of course, fishing - the nearby Canal du Midi offers boating or just a tranquil walk or bike ride along its banks.
The Corbieres is Cathar country and the remains of their fortresses can still be visited - there are also many ancient Abbeys, such as Fontfroide and Lagrasse both only 11 miles away, plus the area abounds in chateaux. There is also the World Heritage site of Carcassonne where you can walk around La Cite and go back in time; during the summer months you can also watch a joust.
Renowned for its gourmet food, this area offers regional specialities such as cassoulet, it also has a wide variety of sea food. Spectacular fruit, most of it grown locally, is available, very inexpensively. Sun-drenched peaches and nectarines abound and the markets are an illustration of the bounty on offer. Purple aubergines, huge garlics, tomatoes of all shapes, sizes and colour, peppers and onions all jostle on the tables next to huge vats of local olives. You can eat out to suit all pockets, a typical 3 course lunch, including local wine is 13 euros. Both markets and supermarkets offer organic produce in abundance - here it is labelled 'bio'.
Thezan des Corbieres is in the heart of the Corbieres in the Languedoc and is surrounded by vineyards, many of which offer tours and all of which offer 'degustations'. From a humble roadside domaine to a huge chateau, all will make you welcome. A very drinkable botttle of wine will cost you no more than 4 euros - if you are a connoisseur you can buy some excellent Corbieres or Minervois wines for a third of the price in the UK. Organic (bio) wines are on an increase, those of the l'Hospitalet & Ledogar vineyards are particularly good.
If you are hoping to take back some antiques, or maybe just unusual bric a brac, Vide Greniers (Attic Sales) are held in all the local villages and bargains are often to be found. There are also Brocantes which offer antique and vintage bargains.
Finally, if your holiday would not be complete without some pampering, we do have a world renowned spa just ten minutes away - La Jardin de St Benoit.