Things to Do

(*** Highly Reccomended)

Cathar Sites (***) :
•    La Cite (Photo Gallery) http://www.midi-france.info/03010106_carcphotos.htm
•    Peyrepertuse www.catharcastles.info/120716_peyrepertuse.htm
•    Monstsegur http://www.catharcastles.info/120719_montsegur.htm
•    Lastour (or Carbaret) http://www.catharcastles.info/120708_cabaret.htm 
•    Queribus http://www.catharcastles.info/120721_queribus.htm 
•    Minerve http://www.catharcastles.info/120704_minerve.htm

  • Espace de Liberte – park with lake up off The Promenade – ideal for a stroll, run or picnic
  • Chateau de Saissac *** – visit the castle and if you enjoy rambling carry on down the hill to where the two rivers meet – lots more ruins of earlier entrances to the village
  • Rigole – towards Arfons on the D4 – about 3kms where the road crosses the river – park here and walk in either direction along the rigole which feeds the canals – suitable for cycling also
  • Canal du Midi – there is a tow path along most of the canal for pleasant walking or cycling
  • Revel***  – 20kms – a busy Saturday produce market (20 kms)
  • Mirepoix *** – 40kms – artisan products and produce in a beautiful arcaded square – Mondays – (40kms)
  • Carcassonne *** – produce market in Place Carnot on a Saturday
  • Bram every Saturday morning (18.9 km)
  • Castelnaudary every Monday morning (23.4 km)
  • Saissac every Thursday morning – place de Marie - small
  • Head out the Mediterranean coast – loads of beaches – about an hour from the house
Cathar Trail
  • Lastours is definitely worth a visit ***
  • Carcassonne *** – La Cite is a world heritage site – the best preserved medieval fortress in Europe
  • Further afield – Rienes le Chateau, Perepetuse, Qeribus and many more 
Wine Tasting
  • Look for Cave and Degustation signs around the areas of Carbardes and Minervois
  • Visit Chateau Pennautier for lunch and wine tasting –on of our favourite restaurants ***
  • Villelongue
  • St Papoul
  • Rieux Minervois
Near-by towns worth a visit
  • Montolieu – European book village ***
  • Brousses le Villaret – visit the paper mill ***
  • Narbonne – see the former palace and cloisters with magnificent art collection and visit the underground roman horreum
Caves and Caverns
  • Le gouffre geant de Cabrespine
  • La grotte de limousis



Saissac Stone Cottage House

21 Rue d' Autan, 
Saissac 11310

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