The following are local restaurants and/or vineyards that are worthy of a visit :
The Restaurants in Montilieu - Angels on the Ceiling
Chateau du Pennautier has been described as The Versasilles of the South, with its grand facade and magnificent gardens. The village and vineyard are only ten minutes from Saissac, near Penzens, and offer and excellent restaurant for both lunch and evening meals. Well worth a visit www.lorgeril.com
The Village of Lagrasse is about 30 minutes drive from Saissac, but has an good restaurant in the main street which serves quality French food. The close by ancient abbey and the old stone bridges make for a picturesque and romantic setting.
Restaurant Lafarge in Saissac is right next door to the house (20 metres away!!). It serves a set menu 5 course traditional French lunch, and is open predominately through the summer months. With the abundance of food, it is recommend to eat only a light breakfast that day!! A reservation is essential.
L'Ambrosia Located in Penzens, 8 km west of Carcassonne, between the heathland and the Canal du Midi. Established in 2007 by young chef Daniel Minet this restaurant boasts a coveted Michelin star www.ambrosia-pezens.com
Clos Occitan Stunning garden terrace which is perfect for enjoying a long hot summer afternoon www.restaurant-carcassonne-closoccitan.com
The Restaurant near Fontiers
The restaurant beside the canal in Carcasonne
The downstairs fish restaurant in Carcasonne
The Restaurant which serves wild boar in la Cite
The restaurant and bar near the Cathedral in Carcassonne
Club 64 at Fontiers