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WHAT THE AREA OFFERS - THE LAURAGAIS.

Les Roujoux is situated near the picturesque village of the medieval LAURAC-LE-GRAND, the ancient seigniory, centre of the catharisme receives you with its church in the Spanish-southern baroque style typical of the region and its relics of fortification (XI, XIII, XVI°s).


Here you can discover the collar of "Pierre Levée" (410 m) pendent of the village,
the panorama allows you to discover 7 departments in fine weather.

Civilization is not too far away, our nearest large town of Castelnaudary,
better known for its famous cassoulet is only 10 minutes away.

What else this are Offers :

The Lauragais is a place to discover the magic of this special area in France.
Whether you want to walk, sail, pedal, gallop, paint or simply do nothing
the Lauragais welcomes you !

Relive its crossing in Cathare history
Across its churches (Saint Papoul), its bastides (Ribouisse),
its medieval villages (Mirepoix) with their market,
its mills with windmills (Villasavary) and its castles.

A place worth visiting is the impressive and imposing Cite of Carcassonne,
Steeped in local history since time began, today a world heritage site.

Discover the regions Gourmet foods
The Cassoulet of Castelnaudary, the jewel of its gastronomy
as well as its products of the land (chickens, capons, duck raised on local farms)
its foies gras, its fruits fed of sunshine (melon, apricot, cherry, grapes)
and its mountain cheeses to mention but a few.

Awaken your senses with its local wines:
Minervois, Clape, Malepère, Corbières, Fitou, Chardonnay
as well as extremely famous Blanquette of Limoux,
born in 835, a century before the champagne of Don Pérignon.


Activities:
On foot (numerous walk), on horseback, there v.t.t, golf, ski, rafting,
boat trips on the Canal du Midi, its thermal spas (Alet-les-Bains)
as well as the beaches of the Sea Mediterannée,
Spain and its paella are only 1 h 30 away.


Canal du Midi : Unesco in 1997

Web site address of activities
Airport of Carcassonne (www.ryanair.com)
( 30 kms) London Carcassonne
2005: new line Carcassonne - Dublin
2006: new line Carcassonne - Liverpool
Airport of Toulouse (70 kms )
(www.flybe.com)
Feeding
7 km - Villasavary (minimarkets) - opened on Sunday morning.
12 km - Castelnaudary (10mn)
Riding school
9 km -Péxiora (04.68.94.96.36)
12 km - Castelnaudary (04.68.23.28.47)
Boat trips on the Canal du Midi:
12 km - Castelnaudary, le st Roch (06.62.03.49.40) (www.saintroch11.com)
Sail and windsurfing board
20 km - lake of Ganguise in Belflou
circuits of walkings
ADATEL - 04.68.23.46.56 - (www.adatel.fr)
Tourist guide in country cathare :
Madam Tonon - 04.68.94.15.88 - 06.24.97.63.47
Canyoning, aquatic,discover castles cathares in microlight
06.03.50.00.85 - (www.audescapades.com)
Lakes - Ganguise (20km) - St Ferréol (30km)
Mediterranean Sea - 1h
Ski - 1 h - Mont d'Olmes - (www.ski.paysolmes.org)


SOME DATES
Last week of May : The female version of The Tour de France
At the beginning of July: Tour de France.
July 13th : Fireworks on the Canal du Midi in Castelnaudary
July 14th : Fireworks city of Carcassonne to celebrate Bastille day
known by the whole world (2004 :70000 pers)
1st week-end in August : local holiday of the village of Laurac a big fete.
Last week-end in August : Cassoulet Festival in Castelnaudary
www.fete-du-cassoulet.com
Market : Monday morning in Castelnaudary and Mirepoix, Wesnesday morning Bram

Domaine des Roujoux - Fernand Grillères - 11 270 Laurac le Grand -
+33 (0)4 68 78 89 13 - domainedesroujoux@wanadoo.fr




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