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Having enjoyed a brilliant fortnight last Summer we promised ourselves that we would return and we weren't disappointed.
Felicity and Martin welcomed us in the wonderful way with a lovely spread of fresh, local produce, home made jam and immaculately presented accommodation.
We took the opportunity to return to previously enjoyed locations such as the peaceful mountain lake at Pradelles and family orientated, yet relaxing lake at Les Montagnes; medieval Hautpoul ( worth the climb for the views ) and river-boating at Castres. Charming Mazamet has changed little and we revisited the lovely tea room 'Aux Saveurs del'Autan' and newly opened Mets & Plaisirs restaurant for quality food and wine at very reasonable price. Along with the regular market days, a first for us was The 'Producteurs' market on a Monday evening. Many local food and wine producers bring their wares to the Square and you're invited to buy and enjoy your purchases including freshly cooked trout and baked camembert on the previously set out tables and chairs. It's a wonderful atmosphere!
There's always something of interest going on in and around the town - the Fireworks on the lake celebrating Bastille Day; the town as a Stage point on the Region's three day Car Rally and this year the thrill of the Tour De France passing through and onwards and upwards to the Pic de Nore on their way to Carcassonne.
So whether it's all of the above, cycling on the disused railway path, mountain walking among the forests or just enjoying some rest and relaxation, the Gite Wisteria is the perfect place to stay.
Our expectations were set extremely high from the first moment that we saw photos of the townhouse - and we were not disappointed. We arrived into Carcassonne late on a Saturday evening, which added to the magic of our first views of the town, and went straight into the townhouse that would become our home for the next seven days. I am not exaggerating to say that we were totally charmed the minute we set foot inside. It has a wonderful feeling about it which is heightened by the absolutely stunning décor, interior and furnishings. I wanted to take the whole place home with me.
We quickly adapted to the Carcassonne way of life and the 36 degree heat, practicing my school-girl French at the local boulangeries and patisseries. With the exception of the townhouse, our favourite part of the holiday was La Cite – which needs several visits to fully appreciate.
We would recommend La Petite Maison to anyone. It is a very special place and we hope to visit again. Many thanks to Shelley who has made the process incredibly easy and enjoyable. One of our favourite holidays ever!