Contact Us

Home

Aerial view of the medieval abbey at Caunes Minervois

Aerial view of Caunes Minervois

Close to the world heritage site of La Cité, Carcassonne, two distinct properties, Maison du Midi and Maison St. Gérome,  both completely renovated, are available to rent in this delightful village.

The village of Caunes lies on the eastern edge of the sun-soaked minervois vineyards and up against the Montagne Noir of walking trails, limestone caverns, marble quarries and deep riverine gorges as well as ruined Cathar fortresses.

If you enjoy exploring, walking, wine, sight-seeing, cycling, and the French way of life – then Caunes-Minervois is an ideal location for your holiday. The village is famous for the local pink marble – and you can watch the local marble sculptors. There are also art galleries and pottery classes and demonstrations. There are 3 markets a week in Caunes – on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays – even though it is a village of only 1400 inhabitants.

It is in the grounds of the Abbey that delightful open-air classical music concerts take place weekly from July to early August each year. The abbey, which maintains a permanent exhibition covering both the local history and geology (e.g. the famous marble quarries), typically houses a succession of art exhibitions.  Underneath this impressive edifice the extensive caveau are used for regular jazz nights and other local events.

Maison du Midi

Maison du Midi

Maison du Midi

Maison du Midi is moments from the medieval centre and  stretches over 4 storeys. It has 2 terraces over-looking the village of Caunes-Minervois with its twisting narrow streets that surround the magnificent 8th century Abbey that lies at its heart.

This village house has a narrow facade to the street which belies the overall size of the property. The terraces and gravelled courtyard garden at the rear of the property provide excellent opportunities for relaxing outside with a book and a glass of wine, dining al fresco on balmy evenings, and sun-bathing. The kitchen terrace, the barbecue and the courtyard garden are accessible from the main street (via the side alley) as well as from the kitchen.

Maison St. Gérome

Maison St. Gérome

Maison St. Gérome

Maison St Gérome is situated within the medieval village lanes, nestled between the timeless and quiet high stone walls, just a short distance away from the impressive ancient ramparts and fosse.

At this secluded 2 bedroom house you can sit out and absorb the atmosphere of a way of  life that was once the norm in  villages and towns but is now almost a unique window into a lost tranquility.

Bottles of the local wine, selected by the owner, await the arrival of guests to welcome them to both houses.