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Situated in the foothills of the Pyrenees, in the French department of Aude, is the small village of Saint-Pierre-des-Champs. Many people choose a holiday in Saint-Pierre-des-Champs in order to get away from the hectic pace of modern life, and experience a more rural setting. With stunning views, clean air and an unhurried pace of life, the village has a lot going for it. It goes without saying that hotel chains are non-existent here, and so instead, a holiday rental house in Saint-Pierre-des-Champs offers the best accommodation. Superbly well decorated and furnished, and containing all the mod cons that you would expect in a home away from home, it is the perfect base from which to explore the surrounding region, or simply kick back and relax.
Even if you are seeking to get away from things during a holiday in Saint-Pierre-des-Champs, you might still like to try some leisure activities. There is something to suit people of all energy and ability levels, whether you are riding a bike through the mountains, following a long distance hiking path, trying a spot of mountain climbing, or simply taking a dip in the sea. For court game activities and golf, you would need to visit the nearby town of Carcassonne.
One of the first places that you should consider taking a day trip to during your holiday in Saint-Pierre-des-Champs, is the town of Carcassonne. With a fascinating past, it has one of the most impressive medieval centres in Europe, with miles of battlements, narrow streets, stone buildings and much more besides. A little closer to home is the village of Lagrasse, which shares many similarities with Saint-Pierre-des-Champs, although it is also home to a growing arts colony. As this region is a wine producing one, another great idea for a day trip, would be to take a tour of a winery.
The weather plays an important role in any vacation, and a holiday in Saint-Pierre-des-Champs is no exception to this. If you are visiting during the warmest months of July and August, then you can expect day time average highs to be around the 27 degrees Celsius mark. Rainfall is not a common occurrence during these months, and less than 30mm per month falls. If visiting during the winter months, you will need to be prepared for some colder weather. Day time average high temperatures of 11 degrees occur during December, and because of the proximity to the mountains, the weather can change at a moment’s notice.
The two best options in terms of how to travel to your self catering accommodation in Saint-Pierre-des-Champs are to drive or to fly. Driving gives you the use of a car during your stay, but does involve a lengthy journey of over ten hours from the port at Calais. Flying, on the other hand, would be a lot quicker. The nearby town of Carcassonne has a small airport which Ryanair utilise, with regular flights from London Stansted (STN), and you could hire a car on arrival if you so desired.