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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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                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      LOCATION : The apartment overlooks Place Carnot the large square in the centre of town, where cafes and restaurants abound. At weekends there is a buzzing Farmers Market from 7am to salons, fashions, pharmacies etc. In addition, groceries, fresh fruit/veg etc are available from the small but well-stocked Carrefour on the square and the larger Monoprix just a two minute walk from the square. For major provisioning there is a massive Geant near the airport which is a short cab ride for about Euros 20. We chose not to hire a car as everything is within easy walking distance of the apartment including the impressive Medieval City and all the tourist attractions associated with it. The Canal du Midi is a 5 minute walk away where the town dock is a place to sit and eat a picnic lunch watching the comings and goings of boats through the lock. You will also find tourist boats offering lunch/dinner cruises along the canal. THE ACCOMMODATION: It is 63 steps up to this delightful third floor apartment but well worth the effort. We felt much more fit after our week’s stay !! It is large, airy, very well appointed and faces south across the square. There are small balconies from both the lounge and master bedroom which open up to overlook the square. Large windows from the kitchen and second bedroom over look a small sidestreet. It is a peaceful location. All windows are double glazed. Beautifully clean. The apartment is newly decorated and the owners have made a great effort to offer décor and furnishings which are pleasing to the eye with just about every modcon you could possibly want from dishwasher, washing machine and all kitchen gadgetry to comfortable seating, good lighting and cosy bedrooms. We highly recommend this accommodation and hope to return again.
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