Amazing cliffs at Caunes Minervois are waiting to be conquered. There are approximiately 160 different climbs on three cliffs facing south, east and west. You will find these rock faces at Notre Dame du Cros, located approximately 35km from our gîte.


The Château can organise a local cycle rental service to deliver and collect the bikes once you have finished. Alternatively you can rent bicycles at Narbonne Plage to explore the Mediterranean coast. Bike rental options are available in most French town centres.


Ecole d’Equitation du Vergel may be found at Chemin Clergues, 11120 Ginestas, France    +33 4 68 46 25 36     ?


An excellent 18 hole golf course at Sainte Rose just 20kms away with a driving range, clubhouse, restaurant, pro shop and putting green is open everyday.

There are also 18 hole courses at Carcassonne, Beziers and south towards Perpignan. Details are kept at the Château.


An easy walk or 5minute bike ride will get you to our local tennis courts at Canet. Just pop into the Tabac to book your slot.


This family holiday home is the perfect base for walking or cycling expeditions along the towpath of the Canal du Midi and around the countryside. For more adventurous holiday hiking there are many pilgrim paths to be explored through the Pyrenees, only one-hour drive from our villa. We keep a supply of maps and walking guides at the Château to help you plan your holiday…although you won’t be able to do it all I’m afraid!!


Just 15 mins away is the Lac de Jouarres with sailing and watersports and a little man-made beach. Great fun for the kids.

Kayak on the Canal du Midi or visit nearby Mediterranean beaches for ocean swims, windsurfing or kite surfing. Only a 45minute drive from the Château to Narbonne Plage or Gruisson Plage.