Walk to the Roman Oppidum overlooking
pie-shaped fields dating back to the 13th Century
Visit the heights of the Corbieres and visit Queribus
Mediterranean beaches 20 minutes - take a jog - a swim -!
AND SURROUNDING AREA
The village of Poilhes
is divided in half by the Canal du Midi
, which was built in the mid-1600's. The house is in the oldest part of the village situated to one side of the canal. On this side of the canal are two fine restaurants, one serving haute cuisine and overlooking the canal. The other fine restaurant with terrace is steps from the house. There is also a tapas restaurant. A small store selling fresh fruit, vegetables and other basic goods as well as a mobile morning bread delivery service the village. Twenty minutes walk through the vineyards or a 5 minute drive will take you to a town with 2 open air markets, a supermarket and other small shops.
On a warm
day, take a slow boat ride or bicycle along the tow paths and visit many
other villages along the canal. Beziers, renowned for its flower market
and festival in August is 15 minutes as well as Narbonne, with its Cathedral,
Roman remains, and market. The Mediterranean is similarly close, with
many miles of fine bathing on sandy beaches. For those with a fascination
for the castles, Cathars, and stunning scenery, sights include Carcassonne,
within easy driving as is Minerve, a village astride two deep gorges.
It is within easy driving distance of International airports - Beziers/Cap d'Agde (30 mins), Montpellier
(60 mins), Carcassonne (60 mins), Toulouse (2 hours) and Barcelona (3.5
hours). There are railway stations at Beziers (25 mins) and Narbonne (25
mins) with TGV connections to Paris