the tranquil location and seemingly endless beautiful rural views, Le Sarail is
actually only a few minutes’ drive from the pretty medieval village of Montréal,
which has a useful array of facilities including bakery, a butcher, pharmacy,
post office, a bank with cash machine and a supermarket, which is also open on
Sunday mornings. There is also a typical cafe and restaurant, kiddies park, two
tennis courts and fishing lake. Just 20minutes away is the bustling fortified
town of Carcassonne with its great selection of markets, pavement cafés, shops &
restaurants and its UNESCO-protected 'Cité', this 12th century castle has undergone full restoration and is
absolutely breath-taking. There is plenty to see inside the rampart walls, whether
it be watching knights jousting, theatrical plays or musical concerts in the
amphitheatre, visiting the museum or just soaking up the atmosphere in one of
the many street cafés and restaurants.
If you can bear to tear yourself away from Le Sarrail's lovely pool and tranquil setting for longer, there is so much to discover nearby; it's less than an hour from both the beautiful wide sandy beaches of the Mediterranean and Pyrenean ski slopes. Lake Cavayère with it's sandy beach and little boats is only 20 minutes and right next door for the more active is Acro Branch (for kids & adults) where you literally swing from the trees. Forty minutes drive will find you in the foothills of the Pyrenées, breaktaking gorges, canoeing, rafting, climbing, hiking, visit the 'Wolf Park', Dinosaur Museum or just take in the scenery the many stunning mountain towns & villages. Alternatively, why not hire a little boat or cycle along the beautiful canal du midi, which is 10 minutes from Le Sarrail.
Getting There: The nearest airports include Carcassonne (15mins drive), Toulouse (60mins drive), Perpignan (90mins drive) and Montpellier (90mins drive).