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Make a holiday rental in Espezel, France your home away from home

Espezel self-catering holiday rentals are set in and around a village in southwest France’s Languedoc-Roussillon region. Here you’ll be in the foothills of the Pyrneness, in a spectacular landscape for walks and bike rides, with a host of interesting towns and historical sites to visit close by.

Things to do in Espezel, France

At Espezel holiday accommodation you’ll find yourself in an especially good location for outdoor recreation. If you hold an interest in medieval history, you could even incorporate it into a walk along the Cathar Trail, which passes near the village. This walking route takes in a number of Cathat Castles, which date to the 10th, 11th and 12th Centuries. You could make the walk to Puivert to see the eponymous castle, dating to the 1170s and boasting a well preserved keep. Along the way you’ll encounter a landscape of limestone hills and woodland.

There are a host of interesting options for day trips around Espezel holiday rentals. The village of Quillan is just a few minutes away in the car, and sits on next to the River Aude. Sights here include the castle, with its imposing square shape, and the church and the medieval bridge, from which you’ll be able to admire the town’s riverside buildings.

Also easily reached from Espezel gites are the Gorges de l’Aude, which sit a short drive to the east. The river here has over millennia carved deep canyons into the limestone landscape, and created tall cliffs, which can be admired at Pierr-Lys, Saint-Georges and Galamus. You’ll be able follow walking or cycling trails to enjoy this scenery, while those who are feeling less adventurous will also be able to see the gorges from their car window along local roads.

Places to visit on holiday in Espezel, France

Mirepoix is a little further away by car from Espezel self-caterinng holiday accommodation, but is well worth the trip. It’s a medieval Bastide town – at Place des Couverts you’ll be able to admire some beautifully preserved medieval architecture. The cathedral is also impressive and holds the distinction of being the second largest single-naved church on the continent.

Weather in Espezel, France

Espezel holiday rentals are in a region that gets some of France’s hottest weather, with a largely Mediterranean climate. Summers here are long, dry and warm with highs reaching the high-20s. Winters are generally mild here, although are cooler and bring snowfall on the higher ground.

Cheap flights to Espezel, France

The nearest international airport to Espezel self-catering holiday accommodation is just over an hour to the east in Perpignan (PGF), with seasonal flights to and from Southampton (SOU), Birmingham (BHX) and London Stansted (STD).

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (12 reviews)
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    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 2
    Cottage #8003897
    12
    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
      Exceptional! 5/5
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      • 3 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 5
      Townhome #668163vb
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        Excellent! 4.7/5
        (50 reviews)
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        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 10
        Chalet #1287252a
        50
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          Excellent! 4.6/5
          (8 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          House #6643529
          8
          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
            • 6 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 12
            House #1478047a
            3
            Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
              Excellent! 4.5/5
              (15 reviews)
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              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 8
              Apartment #1373251a
              15
              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                Very Good! 4.1/5
                (10 reviews)
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                • Studio
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Studio #1143267a
                10
                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cottage #6845731
                  Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                    (48 reviews)
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Separate Toilets
                    • Sleeps 10
                    Chalet #677521a
                    48
                    Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 4 BR
                      • 4 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 8
                      House #6469283
                      Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 2 BR
                        • 3 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Cottage #6543635
                        3
                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          House #1368276a
                          1
                          Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                            • 4 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 7
                            Villa #6737960
                            1
                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 5
                              House #494792
                              7
                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Apartment #1214567a
                                3
                                Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                  (16 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Cottage #732370
                                  16
                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Apartment #1469772a
                                    3
                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 7
                                      House #6526556
                                      3
                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Apartment #1305221a
                                        11
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (8 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          House #581958a
                                          8
                                          Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                            (5 reviews)
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                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 12
                                            Villa #1852897
                                            5
                                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 5
                                              Apartment #1740067
                                              14
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (49 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                House #209727
                                                49
                                                Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                  (37 reviews)
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Cottage #638600a
                                                  37
                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Good! 3.9/5
                                                    (7 reviews)
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                                                    • Studio
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                    Apartment #854781a
                                                    7
                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                      (13 reviews)
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 9
                                                      Chalet #1880044
                                                      13
                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                        (13 reviews)
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilets
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Chalet #6587060
                                                        13
                                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Cottage #1048375a
                                                          1
                                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                            (13 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            House #1708258
                                                            13
                                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 5 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 12
                                                              Chalet #1416450a
                                                              2
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (4 reviews)
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                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                                House #1461389a
                                                                4
                                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Chalet #1496600a
                                                                  1
                                                                    Very Good! 4/5
                                                                    (6 reviews)
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                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Apartment #8007244
                                                                    6
                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                      (14 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      House #685788a
                                                                      14
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                        (7 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Cottage #6698389
                                                                        7
                                                                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          House #1388504
                                                                          14
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (12 reviews)
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                                                                            • Studio
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Apartment #1657308
                                                                            12
                                                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Multiple rentals House #8005613
                                                                              12
                                                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #8005613
                                                                                4
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Apartment #8006787
                                                                                  1
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Studio #1481281a
                                                                                    2
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #618758a
                                                                                      2
                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                        (20 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Apartment #629774a
                                                                                        20
                                                                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                          (5 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Cottage #1499261
                                                                                          5
                                                                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Apartment #1403965a
                                                                                            4
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (7 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Apartment #1484482a
                                                                                              7
                                                                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                Villa #910272a
                                                                                                17
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #6668420
                                                                                                  14
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    House #6893519
                                                                                                    2
                                                                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                      (5 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                      House #1310213a
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautiful accommodation in a lovely setting

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We have just returned from a three week stay in France the second week of which was in the lovely studio accommodation at La Moulin. The accommodation is very cosy and comfortable and just right for two people. The tiny kitchen in a cupboard is very easy to work in and everything we needed was to hand. The accommodation was very clean and the location was just right to explore the area.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Very comfortable gite in peaceful location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Very well equipped with everything needed for a lovely holiday. The gas BBQ on the terrace was great to use on sunny evenings. The pool looked nice but unfortunately the weather wasn't nice enough when we were there for us to use it (May 1st-6th). A car is essential and it takes about 8-10 minutes to get into the nearest town of Limoux where there are plenty of shops. There are loads of interesting sites to see in the area although some travelling is needed.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017