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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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Lovely apartment in a stunning location

5 of 5
We had fantastic stay at La Blanquetiere. The rooms were comfortable, clean, and with a really nice homely aesthetic. Everything we needed was there - linens, towels, and a well-equipped kitchen - perfect for us as we'd travelled light. Internet and phone signal were also very good. We only stayed a few days, so had a lazy time spending most of our time relaxing at the apartment, eating out on the terrace, swimming, taking in the views, etc. We did walk down to Quillan one evening to eat out - it's a gentle walk, 15 mins max, through sleepy residential streets. Quillan was lovely, and I wish we'd had time to see more of it in the day-time. We're planning a return visit though, hopefully for longer next time so that we can get out more and explore the area on foot. I'm determined to improve my French before then... the local people were very kind to speak to me in English most of the time, and they deserve to be met half-way next time. Highlight of our stay? It has to be the location - views across the mountains were simply breath-taking. We spotted the eagles and vultures (not sure which!) wheeling between the mountain-tops - six of them at one point. Oh, I almost forgot...all of the windows had shutters at the press of a button. Completely blocked out the bright morning light, and I slept like a baby. Can't wait to get back there again!
  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2018

Absolutely Fantastic

5 of 5
We Booked this Villa with some friends of ours and our first impressions of the villa and the setting were fantastic. Its location was perfect and nice and peaceful and for four adults and four children more than adequate. Carcassonne is about a forty five minute drive away which has loads of things to do shopping and eating etc and with Sue no more than an email away and Jenny living just up the road you are always in good hands should you have any questions or hiccups. Looking back at our holiday pictures we will definitely be returning for some more wonderful memories. All in all i would highly recommend this place to anyone .
  • Review Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017