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Guidebook for Puichéric

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Guidebook for Puichéric

Food Scene
Its only 100 metres from the house and it is good! Run by the local butcher who is well known for the quality of his meat
MAS MODESTE
Its only 100 metres from the house and it is good! Run by the local butcher who is well known for the quality of his meat
Its Michelin starred. We are saving it for special occasions. It also has a cafe at the back next to the visitors' centre for the four Cathar castles at Lastours. We have lunch their every time we take friends and family to visit Lastours. Never had a bad meal and sometimes chef tries out new dishes for his main restaurant. Michelin starred food for plat de jour prices!
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Le Puits du Trésor
21 Route des 4 Châteaux
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Its Michelin starred. We are saving it for special occasions. It also has a cafe at the back next to the visitors' centre for the four Cathar castles at Lastours. We have lunch their every time we take friends and family to visit Lastours. Never had a bad meal and sometimes chef tries out new dishes for his main restaurant. Michelin starred food for plat de jour prices!
Excellent covered market selling a huge range of produce. It also has wine and snack bars. Visit on Sunday morning (less traffic, easier to park and there is a large adjacent street market.
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Les Halles de Narbonne
1 Cours Mirabeau
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Excellent covered market selling a huge range of produce. It also has wine and snack bars. Visit on Sunday morning (less traffic, easier to park and there is a large adjacent street market.
Sightseeing
"La Cite" is the largest medieval fortress in Europe and is truly spectacular - it was a major Cathar stronghold and is a UNESCO world heritage site. There is music, dance and theatre performances nightly throughout the summer in the castle amphitheatre and spectacular fireworks on Bastille Day. There is also a lively Christmas market in December.
Carcassonne
"La Cite" is the largest medieval fortress in Europe and is truly spectacular - it was a major Cathar stronghold and is a UNESCO world heritage site. There is music, dance and theatre performances nightly throughout the summer in the castle amphitheatre and spectacular fireworks on Bastille Day. There is also a lively Christmas market in December.
Built 100 years before the canal system in England to bypass "the pirates at Gibraltar", it is a UNESCO world heritage site. The staircase of 9 locks is a world heritage site and cruises are available to experience the locks. The canal is normally closed for repair between November and March
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Canal du Midi
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Built 100 years before the canal system in England to bypass "the pirates at Gibraltar", it is a UNESCO world heritage site. The staircase of 9 locks is a world heritage site and cruises are available to experience the locks. The canal is normally closed for repair between November and March
One of the best and closest Cathar sites. Our house is in "Cathar Country" and we are on the "Cathar Trail". Most Cathar castles were build on seemingly inaccessible mountain tops - spectacular but you are unlikely to be able to drive to the gate. Visiting these castles will take perhaps 90 minutes and involve climbing several flights of stone stairs and following a path that snakes up the hillside through a cave. Lots of wildflowers in spring and summer.
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Les Quatre Châteaux de Lastours
22 Route des 4 Châteaux
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One of the best and closest Cathar sites. Our house is in "Cathar Country" and we are on the "Cathar Trail". Most Cathar castles were build on seemingly inaccessible mountain tops - spectacular but you are unlikely to be able to drive to the gate. Visiting these castles will take perhaps 90 minutes and involve climbing several flights of stone stairs and following a path that snakes up the hillside through a cave. Lots of wildflowers in spring and summer.
The ancient capital of the Minervois region and another Cathar site. It is defended on three sides by the sheer sides of the river gorge.
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Minerve
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The ancient capital of the Minervois region and another Cathar site. It is defended on three sides by the sheer sides of the river gorge.
Visit the best preserved Roman amphitheatre in the world. Normally held on the fifth weekend after Easter, the Feria de Pentcost is Nimes' most important festival.
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Nîmes
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Visit the best preserved Roman amphitheatre in the world. Normally held on the fifth weekend after Easter, the Feria de Pentcost is Nimes' most important festival.
Arts & Culture
Home of Toulouse Lautrec. The brick built cathedral is exceptional
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Albi
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Home of Toulouse Lautrec. The brick built cathedral is exceptional
Street festival and water jousting at the fete de la St-Pierre during the first weekend in July
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Sète
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Street festival and water jousting at the fete de la St-Pierre during the first weekend in July
Essentials
Garage selling reasonably priced petrol and well stocked convenience store and it is open for longer hours than many other smaller stores.
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Homps
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Garage selling reasonably priced petrol and well stocked convenience store and it is open for longer hours than many other smaller stores.
VIVAL
47 Route Minervoise
Entertainment & Activities
Goods for families and children
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AUSTRALIAN PARK
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Goods for families and children
Swimming, sailing, wind surfing etc. It has a sailing club that offers short courses to teach sailing to children and adults.
Lac de Jouarres
14 Route du Lac
Swimming, sailing, wind surfing etc. It has a sailing club that offers short courses to teach sailing to children and adults.
One of many riding stables in the region
Les Appaloosas du Pech
One of many riding stables in the region
Canoe hire, white water rafting or canoeing expeditions into the mountains etc. Their main office is in Puicheric
Eaurizon Base Nautique Canoë Kayak & Stand up Paddle
51 Route Minervoise
Canoe hire, white water rafting or canoeing expeditions into the mountains etc. Their main office is in Puicheric
Le Train Rouge (the red tourist train) runs from Axat to Riversaltes, near Perpignan through the foothills of the Pyranees, Book in advance online.
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Axat
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Le Train Rouge (the red tourist train) runs from Axat to Riversaltes, near Perpignan through the foothills of the Pyranees, Book in advance online.
Shopping
There are major hypermarkets on the ring road and most villages have small shops with local produce
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Carcassonne
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There are major hypermarkets on the ring road and most villages have small shops with local produce
Getting Around
Bikes can be delivered, all ages catered for, routes supplied
Mellow Velos Paraza
3 Place de l'Église
Bikes can be delivered, all ages catered for, routes supplied