Beautiful Medieval House
House with 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in Lagrasse, the South of France
From £556 per week
House to rent in Lagrasse, the South of France
Beautiful and charming village house in Lagrasse, "One of the Most Beautiful Villages of France". Comfortably sleeps 5. Minimum stay is 1 week. Decorated by the owner/artist!
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House overview - owner's description
Blessed with a lovely location in the South of France, a delightful climate, proximity to the Mediterranean Sea, an abundance of history, boutique wines, delicious foods, and friendly people, Lagrasse will welcome you, charm you, bring you many pleasures, and gift you with wonderful memories. The village is famed for its 8th century Abbey, a lovely 12th century hump backed bridge, medieval houses and streets, and book and pottery fairs over the Summer months. It is good place to explore anytime of the year and has a number of good restaurants, as well a fine deli/epicerie, a wonderful bakery, and a number of wine tasting “caves”. Saturday mornings in the ancient village market square there is a farmers market with many lovely local products.
You can enjoy the charm and tranquility of the village and the area from the comfort of a lovingly restored national monument: La Maison Lautier, which dates from 1532.
The village is famed for its Abbey, Medieval houses and streets, book and pottery fairs over the Summer months, and a lovely 12th century hump backed bridge. It is good place to explore anytime of the year and has a number of good restaurants.
The abbey, St Marie d'Orbieu, was founded in 799, with a founding charter from Charlemagne, and it became quickly one of the most important abbeys in southern France. It became pivotal in the politics and religious affairs of the south, being on the border of Spain and France. 6 abbeys, 25 priories, 67 churches became dependant on St Marie.
Nerodius, archbishop of Narbonne,was the founder and first abbot, adopting the Benedictine rule of St Benedict of Nursie. During the 17th century, after a long period of decadence, the abbey was absorbed under St Maur. This in turn initiated a building program including the archbishop's palace and current cloister. At the time of the revolution only 14 monks remained at the abbey (they left in 1792). In 1796 the Abbey was split and sold in 2 parts.
Notable are the Tower (16th Century), which is well worth the climb (230 steps), which gives a grand view of the village of Lagrasse, as well as the surrounding countryside. The Abbots chapel (1296), where one can see remains of a mural depicting the tree of life and the last judgment. The Abbey church with its stark walls from the 13 -15th century. The two cloisters (1760 and 13th century).
The abbey has a good gift shop, and plays host to an important book show and conference in the Summer.
Built in 1532, and remodeled many times, as recently as last summer. The living room and dining kitchen area have lovely high ceilings. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms. There is swimming in the river Orbieu in the summer and no end of lovely historical places to visit nearby, or just hang out in the village and enjoy the cafes and restaurants. You will never be bored in Lagrasse! Nearby are many spectacular places to visit, such as Carcassonne, Narbonne, and the owner's favorite place in the whole world: Collioure!
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Outside this house in Lagrasse, the South of FranceThis house is in a village. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is not available.
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Changeover days and minimum stays
- 1 December 2018 - 14 March 2019: changeover day is Sunday and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 1 December 2019 - 14 March 2020: changeover day is Sunday and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
- 1 December 2020 - 14 March 2021: changeover day is Sunday and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
Long stay discounts
- Arrive between 21 June - 20 September and receive 20% off if the booking is for 30 days or more.
If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.
£53.22 per person per booking, paid locally
3 bedrooms, Sleeps 5:
- 1 double bed
- 1 double bed
- 1 single bed
1 bathroom, 2 Separate WC's
CD player, Radio
Living area seats 5, Dining area seats 5, Central heating, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire essential
Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Glassware, Kettle, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster
Single gender groups
Private Owner From Ouray, USA Member since Nov 2015
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