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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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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Our holiday in villa Caudies

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed with friends in the last two weeks in September 2016 at the Villa Caudies. We were pleasantly surprised to find a beautiful open plan space. Very well equipped. Patio doors leading out to a terrace, equipped with barbecue and large table and chairs, with stunning views of the mountains. To the rear of the villa a lovely swimming pool, once again with a stunning back drop of the mountains. We spent a lot of our time lounging around the very private swimming pool, with temperatures around about 25 degrees. The nearest village is Caudies which is only five minutes away which has a few amenities, but we found shopping at Carrefour at St Pauls a little cheaper, and only another 15 minutes extra drive. Whilst most of our party lazed around the pool, the more adventurous of us enjoyed some of the extreme sports on offer. We started with the Via Ferratta at St Pauls in the morning, a fantastic climb and high wire traverses. Then in the afternoon we booked to do some white water rafting and some hydro speed. A fantastic day but very tiring. On our last evening we decided to go to a restaurant we spotted just down the road called Le Rebenty. We had a lovely meal, I personally enjoyed the Kwak beer served in a strange glass! A fantastic holiday in a superb location. We will be booking again especially as the owner is dog friendly. Tim and Sarah
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Amazing Place!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had the most fabulous holiday staying in Julie's villa. Although we'd seen the pictures on the website, they didn't prepare us for the WOW factor we felt on arrival. It is beautifully proportioned home which is extremely well equipped and only a short walk into Quillan - definitely no more than 10 minutes dawdle where there are numerous restaurants and cafés to choose from and the town has a lovely atmosphere. The gardens are very extensive and it's beautiful to hear the river flowing. Just 100 m up the road was an ideal place for Coco our chocolate labrador to swim to her heart's content. We cannot recommend this property highly enough and would like to thank Julie for being so helpful in every aspect with queries or recommendations. Thanks Julie!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      A well equipped home in a beautiful setting

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      As described, this house is a traditional village dwelling, very skilfully renovated to retain as many features as possible whilst providing modern amenities The equipment is what you would expect in a home, rather than a holiday let. For example, there are shelves full of books, many CDs and lots of kitchen equipment. As should be expected in a region that has very hot weather, the windows are small and shuttered. At first we found it rather dark, though there are plenty of lamps. The small balcony is a valuable addition. Parking in a large car park a few steps up the road was easy. The village of Belvianes was delightful, and Quillan provided for all our needs, as well as being perfectly situated for exploring the region, which was really beautiful. There was plenty of good walking as well as Cathar castles to explore. We could easily have spent a fortnight here, and hope to return. Charlotte was very helpful and quick to reply to queries. We did not meet the key-holder.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016