Location and Area
Situated with magnificent 360° views. Brunet offers a warm welcome and comfortable accommodation for up to 16 people. There are three spacious and well appointed villas to rent south france sharing stunning views, pool and space.
Hot summer days can be spent in the pool and the surrounding countryside leads to the history of the Cathar and France's largest wine growing region. Castles perch vertiginously on hill tops and caves entice the traveller off the road to taste the local wine.
Les Brunet has been recently restored with charm and comfort in mind. Each villa (gite) has modern amenities and a double bed as well as singles.
The Local Area
Carcassonne is a splendid medieval fortified town with noted restaurants. Two old towns dominate this city, a Cite, the medieval fortified castle that was the backdrop for Kevin Costner's Robin Hood, and the new old town fortified in Napoleonic times. La Cite is truly a fairly tale castle with over 50 towers, well restored and full of restaurants, shops and a moated castle. Below this medieval city the new 'old town' has a lovely central square with the rest of the town being built in a defensive grid. The Canal du Midi runs through the town as does the Aude river giving charming walks and views. Cycling along this waterway makes for a relaxing expedition. Walking, Cathar castle exploration, spas and the Mediterranean ensure that visitors have plenty of options.
Fanjeaux is noted as the birthplace of the Dominican movement and is still the home to a monastery and for having wonderful views over 5 departments. Local shops, butcher, baker, superette, restaurant and cafe/bar meet immediate needs and Mirepoix is nearby as well as Castelnaudary the home of Cassoulet - and of course Carcassonne. From Les Gites Brunet you can walk into the local hills on trails that explore the our immediate region and in a very short time you can feel that you have got right off the beaten track. Pick up a picnic in Fanjeaux and head out for the day!
Near Fanjeaux is the Medieval town of Mirepoix. This bastide (fortified) town has a lovely central square with cafes and shops as well as great restaurants. It is very lively on a Monday morning when the market is in full swing and people are attracted from a wide region. Many languages can be heard here, especially in the summer and the market offers an eclectic mix of the traditional with the unexpected; goats cheese to Indian souvenirs, chain saws to live ducks and chickens. This is a French market at its best.
From Fanjeaux day trips can be made to Toulouse, Barcelona and Andorra.