Ventenac is a delightful, peaceful and friendly village with just over 500 inhabitants, perfectly located for exploring the Languedoc region. A doorway in Château Ventenac’s dining hall opens out next to the 13th century church and the village square is within a minute’s walk. The Canal du Midi is a few paces from the Château Ventenac’s garden gate, whilst the wine Caveau, village’s two restaurants and boulangerie are within 100 metres.
The local area surrounding the Château has many places to explore on foot, while many guests hire bikes to venture further afield. The villages of Canet, Ginestas, Le Somail, St Nazaire, Paraza and Roubia are all within a 5 minute drive or a walk of an hour or less. They offer additional conveniences such as supermarkets, general stores, tabacs, cafés, bars and more boulangeries and restaurants.
Château Ventenac is located in the Aude region of Languedoc-Roussillon between the mountains and the Mediterranean beaches, medieval citadels and Cathar castles. 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.
Getting to the Château and travelling from there to the region’s attractions is easy. Several convenient airports offer budget regional flights and international connections, whilst Ventenac is also very well placed for rail and road travel. Flights from the UK are available from as little as £35 (or less) return off-peak, from airlines like Easyjet and Ryanair.
By car, Château Ventenac is about 15 minutes from the A61 to the west and the A9 at Narbonne to the east – see the Directions page. We are only 35 minutes from the sunny Mediterranean beaches and just half an hour to Cathar castles and the medieval city of Carcassonne. The Pyrenees and Spain are just over an hour’s drive away. For further information about places to visit see the The Languedoc section.
Ventenac is the ideal base from which to explore and we have plenty of guidebooks and maps so you can make the most of your stay.