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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Palaja, France your home away from home

Holidaymakers looking for a scenic getaway in an area filled with culture and history may like to try Palaja in France. This is a beautiful commune located near to many things to do and see within the Languedoc-Roussillon region of Southern France. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs, villas and cottages.

Things to do on holiday to Palaja, France

This area of France has very scenic countryside and pretty villages that can be explored by hiking, cycling or horse riding. Visitors to Palaja can try a few watersports in the region such as fishing, canoeing and kayaking on the River Aude. Adventurous holidaymakers might like to try rock climbing or paragliding in the area too. Golfers will not have far to travel with an 18-hole par 71 course in the nearby town of Carcassonne and there are tennis facilities nearby too. The south of France has several waterparks including Aqualand in Homps, which is about 40 minutes away. Palaja is less than an hour from the Mediterranean beaches at Gruissan, and Narbonne Plage. The area has a few shops and supermarkets for self catering holidaymakers to purchase food and drinks. Various restaurants and cafes can be found in and around Palaja with a good choice of French and Mediterranean cuisine as well as fine wine produced in the region.

Places to visit on holiday to Palaja, France

Palaja is near to many interesting sites and ancient buildings including the first century fortifications at Carcassonne, which are just 10 minutes away. Here visitors will also see the Cathedral Saint-Nazaire Chateau Comtal, the castle with a museum and the Inquisition Tower as well as many pretty parks. Passing through Carcassonne is the Canal du Midi, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was built in the 17th century. Wine enthusiasts can also visit the many vineyards that are located in this region.

Weather in Palaja, France

The weather between May and September is generally very warm with the average in July and August around 26 degrees centigrade, although temperatures can reach as high as 35 degrees. July is also very dry but the rest of the summer can see a few showers. Winters are cool and wet with December, January and February the coldest months with an average low of 5 degrees centigrade.

Travel to Palaja, France

Carcassonne Airport (CCF) is about 20 minutes drive from Palaja. Ryanair operate flights to Carcassonne from Brussels South-Charleroi (CRL), Dublin (DUB), Liverpool (LPL) and London-Stansted (STN). ADA, Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Lov’Location are car rental firms represented at the airport. Alternatively Toulouse Blagnac Airport (TLS) is approximately one hour and 10 minutes drive from Palaja and has flights to and from several French and international cities. These include Amsterdam (AMS), Brussels (BRU), Frankfurt (FRA), Geneva (GVA), Lisbon (LIS), London-Heathrow (LHW), Madrid (MAD) and Rome (FCO), amongst others. From Toulouse visitors can hire a car with rental firms including Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National/Citer and Sixt located at the airport.

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                                                                                                      excellent townhouse in the heart of the old city

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The townhouse is ideally located five minutes from the railway station in the old city. Bars, restaurants and shops all within a couple,of minutes walk. The house has been tastefully renovated with agenerous size bedroom and lovely bathroom. On the top floor is the kitchen/lounge with a very nice roof terrace. For two people this is an ideal short break. Carcassonne has a lot to offer. The castle is world class, the Saturday market is wonderful,and the canal,midi a delight. Train trips to nearby locations are very straightforward. I would highly recommend this accommodation and the area. We,went for a week and will be returning.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      great place - big, with view into the main square. little balcony to sit on.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We thought this was an ideal property, quiet, but right in the middle of town. Everything worked well - shower, hot water, hi tech kitchen. Helpfully, most of the tourist info is provided as well. Carcassonne is lovely, though if you are staying more than about 4 days it is probably worth investigating activities further afield as well.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 08, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017