A taste of Corbières ?
The Corbières is not only a wine label. Some may place them on a map of South France between the Pyrénées and the Canal du Midi but few know much about this wild country. Wild, it is, indeed with so few roads to cross it. Just trying to explore the place by driving on these small scenic road is almost an adventure …
This adventure, led us to Lanet, in this Hautes Corbières mountain with an end of the world feeling, although being within less than a 2 hours drive from Toulouse or Montpellier. We settled there to start our Bed and Breakfast and since then, we take great pleasure in sharing our knowledge of the place with our hosts.
The Hautes Corbières and the village of Lanet
Tourisme in the Corbières is not limited to Lagrasse and its roman abbey. By following up the Orbieu river from Lagrasse, one enter “the mountain” which actually marks the Haute Corbières. So if the chambres d’hôtes de Lagrasse are packed in the middle of summer, why not try to discover the back country ?
Located just upstream from the gorges de l’Orbieu in an enlargement of the valley, the village of Lanet is dominated by his castle of the XIth century. It is an ideal foundation to discover the Pays Cathare. Close to the main castles( Quéribus, Peyrepetuse, Termes, Villerouge … ) , Lanet is also located in the middle of a wild zone with remarkable fauna and flora that one may enjoy by hiking the many trails around the village.
The Condomines Bed and Breakfast
The B&B is located at the foot of the village on an 8 acres ground. The three levels of the main house are dedicated to the hosts to guarantee them a comfortable stay.
All of our five bedrooms are with minimum en-suite facilities and 3 of them are full en-suite.
A large common room taking an entire level of the house is used for leisure and meals.This room overlooks a shady terrace which receives the summer barbecues, and the table d’hôtes in the evening, to conclude a day rich in discoveries or in outdoor activities.
A lounge with sat-TV at the second floor is available for guests.
The Condomines House rental
The entire house ( 9 bedrooms on 3 levels ; can accomodate up to 21 people ) is available for rent all year round with the exception of middle summer when the property is run as a bed and breakfast. Check availability, prices and features of the Condomines rental.
Entirely enclosed and of a size of 12×6 m, our pool welcomes our guests for a moment of relaxation before an evening drink, but for the wilderness enthousiasts, the Orbieu river also offers beautiful bathing spots.
The common room on the ground floor has a hammam for 2/3 persons. Guests are welcome to use it to add a relaxing moment to their stay in the Corbieres.