Le Tournesol Vacation Rental. Sleeps 2 - 3. Pool.
Near Carcassonne on Canal du Midi

Tournesol canal du midi gite rental, bram, near carcassonne

Le Tournesol Vacation Rental
1 bedroom, Wifi Internet, shared swimming pool
Sleeps 2 - 3

5% discount/week taken off all weekly Gabachou rentals during the year, if booking is made before April 30 2019


This gite, situated in the middle section of the farmhouse, is bright, modern and painted in sunny yellow to reflect its name of ‘The Sunflower.’ The tiled flooring through out is cool black and white, giving the gite a contemporary feel. All the accommodation is on one floor (54 m2).

The front door leads directly into to the spacious lounge/diner which is furnished with two comfy sofas (one folds out into a bed if needed), chairs, and at one end a circular dining table and chairs. The satellite television offers free to view channels and there is a video player with a small selection of films and a Radio/CD player.

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Le Tournesol - Kitchen

The separate kitchen is well equipped with all the appliances you need in a ‘home from home’ including cooker, fridge/freezer, washing machine, toaster etc.

The bedroom is furnished with a king size bed and opposite is a separate shower room with large (double-sized) shower, WC and basin.

There is wifi internet.

The front of the property looks out onto the extensive gardens of Le Gabachou, which lead directly down to the banks of the Canal du Midi and a door at the back of the gite leads out to a small private terrace furnished with table and chairs.

Access to shared heated swimming pool

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Le Tournesol - Bathroom

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Large Garden

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Tournesol - Le Gabachou

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Swimming pool

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Tournesol - Living space

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Le Tournesol - Dining and Living area

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Le Tournesol - The Lounge Dining area

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Le Tournesol - The Bedroom

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A private canal boat is available for daily rental


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Location of Le Gabachou


The farmhouse is situated on the banks of the Canal du Midi just 4 kms from the ancient circular village of Bram. Less than 20 kms away is the medieval cite of Carcassonne and the surrounding area is famous for mysterious Cathar castles and Churches, all steeped in legend; such as the church in Rennes – Le –Chateau, which featured in Dan Brown’s ‘Da Vinci Code’. Read Kate Mosse’s ‘Labyrinth’ and walk the old streets of Carcassonne following in the footsteps of the heroines of her book.

This unique part of the Aude inspired two celebrated British chefs to produce their own television series. John Burton Race recorded a year of relocating to France with his family in nearby Montferrand (TV series/book ‘French Leave’). More recently Rick Stein followed the Canal du Midi (sailing directly past the gardens of Le Gabachou en route – we even got a wave!) with his’ French Odyssey’ TV series.

Drive through sleepy hamlets, visit nearby Montolieu, the ‘village of the books’, sample the colourful, busy markets of Revel and Mirepoix, enjoy the numerous village fetes and brocantes held virtually every weekend in the summer ………..or head for the coast – Narbonne and Gruissan’s sandy beaches are less than an hour’s drive. Alternatively visit Toulouse for museums, exhibitions or just people watching in one of the numerous cafes on Place Capitole.

This is also the land of the famous Languedoc wines such as Minervois, Malpere and Cabardes, and the area is developing a real reputation for the quality of its up and coming organic wines. Nearby Castelnaudary (home to the French Foreign Legion – look out for their trademark white caps) is famous for cassoulet and Limoux produces the sparkling wine ‘Blanquette’.

For those guests who enjoy combining activities as well as chilling out – the area offers golf at Carcassonne, tennis courts in Bram, horse riding, cycling and walking along the tow path and boat hire. If you enjoy fishing, you only need to stray as far as the end of the garden, pull up your chair and fish on the canal banks for carp, bream and catfish – we can even lend you the rods!


Easy access by car from the A61-E80 Narbonne/Toulouse auto route.

Regular Ryan Air flights to Carcassonne from Stansted, Dublin, Liverpool and east Midlands – Le Gabachou is only about 20 minutes drive from the airport.

Alternatively British Airways, Easy jet, Fly be, Air France and bmibaby fly to Toulouse from London and several regional airports – Toulouse being less than an hours drive. There are also regular train services to Carcassonne, Castelnaudary and Bram which connect into the high speed TGV rail services throughout France.

The Holiday Gites at Gabachou

La Maison d'Olives
Sleeps 4
Le Tournesol
Sleeps 2-3
Le Gabachou
Sleeps 5
Sleeps 2


5% taken off all weekly Gabachou rentals during the year, if booking is made before April 30 2019

One king size double bedroom. Shower room. Kitchen. Living/dining area. Internet. May to Oct £400/€450 - £850/€950 weekly. Nov to May £850/€950 monthly

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Sleeps 2. Swimming Pool. Canal du Midi village near Bram and Carcassonne.
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