Carcassonne citadel

Carcassonne citadel

Château Ventenac sits beside the Canal du Midi in the Aude region of The Languedoc, which between the mountains and the Mediterranean beaches of the South of France.

The region has a rich history, within just half an hour’s drive of Cathar castles and the medieval city of Carcassonne.

Refer to our Introduction to the Languedoc section for an overview of the history and characteristics of the region.

Extensive sandy beach at Narbonne Plage

Extensive sandy beach at Narbonne Plage

Climate

The Languedoc has an exceptionally good climate and claims over 300 days of sunshine a year.

The majority of the region enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with temperatures in some parts soaring to over 30° C (80° F) in the summer months – particularly near the coast.

We provide a description of the typical weather through the seasons, together with statistics, in our Climate section.

The fantastic Dali Museum

The fantastic Dali Museum

Great for exploring

The Château provides an ideal base for travelling to the region’s attractions.  By car, we are 35 minutes from the sunny Mediterranean beaches. Little over an hour’s drive away lie the majestic Mont Canigou in the Pyrenees and, just over the Spanish border, the wild scenery of Cap de Cruz and the Dali Museum at Figueres.

The Château offers an extraordinary retreat tucked away from the busy tourist destinations of southern France, yet still within easy reach of the main attractions.

We’ve made some suggestions about nearby attractions and day trips from Château Ventenac in the Sightseeing section, whilst the Food & Wine page outlines some of the Languedoc’s other temptations.