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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).

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                                                                                                      Stunning View Indeed

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Outstanding location above the village. The view from the kitchen sink made me want to volunteer to do dishes all week. Kitchen facilities good enough to produce meals 3 nights for 3 people. The Palace and Fleuve restaurants down in the square provided the other 2. Hot weather meant all the windows open so we had a bright, airy, open space to spend the week. Excellent place to spend our vacation. Thanks Debs and Clarkey!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

                                                                                                      Peaceful and relaxing !

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                                                                                                      Celine and David have a lovely place and we would recommend it anytime!! The house was just right for us. We loved our time in Quillan so much that we are already planning to go back there next year. Celine and David are wonderful hosts and they made sure we wanted for nothing. The sound of the river always lulled us to sleep and our son enjoyed riding his bike round town. Thank you so much for the great time we had and letting us use your home as if it were ours. Ruth & David
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 09, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017