The Limoux area lies in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France, nestled between the sea and the mountains. The vibrant, welcoming and colourful city of Limoux lies in the centre of the region, and has a great wealth of impressive monuments and imposing villas stemming from the wealth derived from its position on an important trading route with Spain.
The Limoux area, especially the city itself, is a cultural hotbed. Throughout the year, a vast range of musical, theatrical and dance performances are put on, attracting both locals and visitors. Local markets are a highly social and important occasion, and the villages and towns of Limoux all have weekly markets. One of the finest in the area is the Friday market in Limoux itself, where you can buy local crafts and locally grown produce, fresh from the orchards, vineyards and farms in the area. The sparkling white wines of Limoux are particularly special, dating back far beyond the origins of Champagne.
The region encompasses much of the historic Cathar Country, and many of the beautiful, extravagant Cathar Chateaux can still be seen proudly dominating the landscape. There are some fantastic walks to be done, both along the banks of the River Aude and more strenuous hikes into the Pyrenees Mountains. Mountain biking and horse riding holidays are also particularly popular from a self catering Limoux holiday rental. In fact, there are very few outdoor activities that you cannot enjoy from a Limoux holiday rental. Climbing, mountain biking, canyoning, fishing, white water rafting, canoeing, hiking and paragliding can all be enjoyed during the spring, summer and autumn, and in winter, you are not far from the ski resorts of the Pyrenees in a Limoux property.
The town of Limoux itself is a fantastically relaxing place to take a holiday rental villa. Limoux is known for its remarkably low crime rates, warm hospitality and blissfully peaceful atmosphere. Yet despite this, there is always something going on, from the bustling weekly market to the frequent concerts, plays and dance exhibitions put on within the town. The famous Limoux Fecos (carnival or fate) lasts from January right through to Easter, and is an absolutely magnificent time to be staying in Limoux accommodation.
The town of Quillan lies on the banks of the River Aude, located in some of the most beautiful scenery in the Aude department. Surrounded by dramatic escarpments, deep forests and majestic Cathars castles, Quillan is a perfect spot from which to relax, surrounded by the best walking routes you can find. Horse riding, kayaking, white water rafting, mountain climbing and mountain biking can all be enjoyed with ease from a Quillan holiday rental, and the gorges and caves in the area are a real treat for adventurers.
Corbieres is a famous wine making town, surrounded by mountain gorges, adorned with wonderful Roman churches and covered in lush vineyards. Some of France’s most popular wines are produced in Corbieres, making a must for any wine connoisseurs or those who simply enjoy a glass staying in Limoux villas.
Carcassonne Airport (CCF), located just 16km from the centre of Limoux, is a great asset for those renting a holiday rental property in Limoux. Ryanair provide a good range of cheap, direct flights to Carcassonne from the UK, with departure points including Dublin (DUB), Liverpool (LPL) and the East Midlands (EMA). Taking a hire car on a Limoux holiday is strongly advised, especially if you would like to fully explore the Limoux area and attractions further afield. Perpignan Airport (PGF) also receives a good range of flights from the UK.