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Left - the outside of our cottage with blue shutters.
Right - walk about 100 metres from our cottage and you are right in the beautiful
14C arcaded square with all shops, restaurants and cafes.
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The Pyrenees region
Set between the Pyrenees and the Languedoc - our last cottage is
in the most beautiful and ancient village of Mirepoix - population 3,500 people.
The region is called the Pyrenees-Ariège although Mirepoix is actually on the plain
about 20 kms from the serious mountains. It has a warm and sunny climate and
is about 40 kms from Carcassonne - 80 kms south of Toulouse - 30 kms from Foix
and about 90 kms from Andorra and Spain via the N20.
At this cottage you have the opportunity to explore both the exotic mountain scenery
of the Pyrenees as well as the exciting and historic parts of the Languedoc such as
Carcassonne, Castelnaudary, Limoux - as well as being only a couple of hours away from
the quite different experience of the old ports on the Mediterranean - Collioure.
This is the region of brightly painted houses around mediaeval arcaded squares -
high mountains with snow capped peaks and wonderful views -
the famous sparkling wine which pre-dates champagne - Blanquette de Limoux
high mountain passes - the bloody history of the heretics and the Albigensian Crusade
- the fascinating history of the mediaeval Cathars and their amazing fortresses.
Free WiFi at this cottage !
The 14C classified mediaeval village of Mirepoix is situated in a diagonal between
Carcassonne and Foix - a complete experience in itself as it is the largest of our villages
with a range of excellent restaurants - the d'Oc wines of the region - another centre for the
Tour-de-France on its route through the Pyrenees.
.A painted Pig of the Pyrenees pointing out the bargains to be had at