Located in the heart of Rivel, a 45 minute drive south of Carcassonne in the foothills of the Pyrenees, in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, south of France. The house is ideal for those looking to experience true village life.  The local area lends itself to country walks and horse treks, picnics overlooking magnificent views of the mountains, swimming in lakes, visiting local artisan food markets, tasting award winning Languedoc wines, exploring Cathar heritage.

Aside from the wonderful UNESCO heritage sites of the medieval Cité de Carcassonne and the Canal du Midi, other places of interest within an hour radius are the medieval market towns of Mirepoix and Limoux, Cathar castles and heritage sites at Montségur and Rennes-le-Château, thermal baths at Alet-les-Bains, lakes at Montbel and Puivert, vineyards in the Razès, Malpère, Cabardès and Corbières terroirs, dinosaur museum at Espéraza, prehistoric cave drawings at Niaux, white water rafting and treetop aerial sports at Quillan and Axat, gliding at Puivert and much more besides.

Rivel and surrounds

Images of the Languedoc

Cathar heritage sites

Medieval towns and ruined castles