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Make A Holiday Rental Gite in Axat, France, Your Home Away From Home

Axat is a popular tourist destination, set deep within a steep valley in the Aude department of Languedoc-Roussillon, to the far south of France. This pretty village attracts a large number of both local and international visitors, drawn to its dramatic location, which is still easily accessible to the larger centres of population of the region. To cater for the steady influx of tourists to the area, there is a great choice of self catering holiday rental accommodation available, mainly in the form of apartments, chalets and more traditional French cottages, or gites.

Things to Do on Holiday in Axat, France

The mighty Aude River, from where the department derives its name, runs through the centre of Axat. The fast flow of this section of the river makes Axat a popular destination amongst white-water sports enthusiasts. The volume of oxygen created within the river also makes it the ideal habitat for trout and salmon, thus attracting a large number of fly-fishing enthusiasts. Hikers, mountaineers and rock-climbing enthusiasts may wish to tackle the rugged terrain of the surrounding hills, which form the foothills of the mighty Pyrenees mountain range. Visitors who are spending their holidays in Axat in the winter months will also find that this section of the Pyrenees also boasts some of the best ski resorts of the region.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Axat, France

Visitors looking to spend their holidays in Axat will find that there are plenty of places of interest to visit within a close proximity to the village. The departmental capital, Carcassonne, lies less than 30 miles to the north of Axat, and is perhaps the region’s biggest draw. This scenic town boasts numerous historical attractions, to include its well preserved ancient fortifications and the imposing Basilica of St Nazaire and St Celse. Other interesting tourist attractions just waiting be discovered close by include the 11th century UNESCO World Heritage designated site of Villefranch-de-Conflent and the bustling mountainside town of Quillan, which lies just 8 miles away.

Weather in Axat, France

Many visitors looking to spend their holidays in Axat are drawn by the pleasant, typically Mediterranean climate of the Languedoc-Roussillon region. This can however, be greatly influenced by the village’s altitude. Summers tend to be warm and dry, with temperatures often reaching the high 20s and early 30s degrees Celsius. Winters are much cooler, although temperatures will still average between 8 and 12 degrees Celsius. Axat receives an average annual rainfall of around 21 inches, which may fall as snow in the mid winter months.

Travel to Axat, France

Tourists looking to spend their holidays in Axat will find that Perpignan-Rivesaltes (PGF) is the nearest international airport. Flybe and Ryanair operate regular flights here from the UK, departing from London Stansted (STN) and Southampton (SOU).

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                                                                                                      Fabulous!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We've just returned from our holiday at this beautiful villa. Everything about the villa, the garden and the village was perfect. The villa is spotless, beautifully appointed, very comfortably furnished and equipped with absolutely everything we could possibly have needed. The garden was gorgeous, with amazing, far-reaching views across the village and surrounding vineyards -stunning sunrises. We loved having the pool at our disposal, which was very welcome on the particularly warm days. We stayed at the villa with two of our adult sons and their partners and found that we had the option of spending time together, but could also find a quiet nook to sit and read/ listen to music undisturbed; the villa (and garden)lends itself to this very well. The village itself is very beautiful, we loved hearing the church bells chime on the hour - and again a minute later - the snooze button! There is a tiny bar under the church which opens on Thursday and Friday evenings - very interesting mix of local folk and ex-pats. We had great vegetarian food and live music there on Friday - great for our group - we were made very welcome. The location of the villa is perfect for many days and nights out. We particularly enjoyed Foix - chateau and town - and the drive beyond into the mountains. We caught the start of one leg of the Tour de France leaving Toulouse on Saturday afternoon, very exciting carnival atmosphere. Owner Clare was very accommodating, great, prompt communication, lots of helpful information regarding local activities. The house manager, Barry, visited us a couple of times to ensure that we were happy with everything, and we spotted him early in the mornings maintaining the pool. We also met Barry's wife at the bar in Friday, which was very nice. We would love to stay at the villa again, would definitely recommend, next time, we will factor in a train trip to Narbonne and Barcelona. Thank you for helping us to create happy holiday memories.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Very quite place. For somebody advantage, for somebody disadvantage.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Very nice, quite place, far from any rush. Nice house with all necessary inside. Village is located in the center of interesting location. But it is necessary to take in acount, that it is really mountain village, which means connected with surounding world by very narrow and zigzagging roads. Any journey takes much more time than usual. But it's a holiday.I think today is not easy to find such a forgotten place.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017