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About Languedoc Roussillon
If you know which bit of this varied region you want to see most, go straight to our guru's list , otherwise here are some of the best places to stay in the Languedoc Roussillon.
The Languedoc is the bit of sun drenched southern France between the Rhone River, the Garonne River and the coast. Now referred to as the Languedoc-Roussillon, this region of France has long been known for its down to earth nature, varied and beautiful landscape and complicated history - it's been owned by just about everyone.
You won't find poseurs on the beaches here. The coastline is varied, and while some of it is perfect for a beach resort break (there are plenty of blue flag beaches), some of it is pretty dramatic too.
Capital of the region, Montpellier is one of the best places to stay in the Languedoc Roussillon if you're looking for elegant boulevards and graceful architecture. Montpellier has made money, and then spent it on looking lovely. Its atmosphere is one of culture, tolerance and appreciation of the aesthetic. Yachties and people-watchers will love Port Camargue - it's a thriving marina just to the east of Montpellier and boasts a vast beach. It's also perfect if you want to venture into the Camargue National Park.
Carcassonne is definitely the place to stay for fans of beautiful medieval architecture. Sitting like a proper fairytale castle atop a hill, this medieval castle-of-a-town has 53 turrets, and ramparts and walls which have been strengthened - by adding width - several times.
Carcassonne's last major building works took place in the 13th Century, and it was only repaired and restored in the 19th. That's why it looks in reasonable repair. Surrounded by beautiful vineyards, this town attracts a lot of visitors in the summer, and a lot of festivals. The citadel provides a wonderful backdrop to every occasion, especially when it's all lit up in the evening.
Perpignan is a good choice for those who like the combination of beach and city. It's also ideally located for day trips to Spain.
The Hotel Guru's pick of the best places to stay in the Languedoc Roussillon ranges from rustic farmhouse B&Bs to sophisticated luxury escapes. There truly is something for everyone whatever your taste or budget!
- If you're looking for somewhere grand to stay the Boudon de Manuy is one of the best places to stay in the Languedoc Roussillon. The ceilings in some of the eight rooms and suites are nothing short of palatial. All are different, and while some have original 18th Century features, some are quite modern. Hire the entire property for a really special occasion.
- For foodies try Le jardin des sens. Its restaurant has two Michelin stars. And also offers cooking classes. The 15 rooms are decorated with modern art and sculpture - making it a big pull for modern art lovers as well.
- If you're looking for luxury, one of the best places to stay in the Languedoc Roussillon is Domain de Verchant. Set in hectares of vineyards, this is a spa resort and country-château-hotel type affair. it is the kind of place where you can have everything just to your liking - from traditional decor to super modern, from a private dining or spa experience to a separate, self catering villa for your whole family.
- If you do want to stay right in the medieval heart of Carcassonne, then your best option is at 42 Rue Victor Hugo. The decor is lovely - all high ceilings, parquet floors and fancy fireplaces.
- The Chateau de Cavanac is one of the best places to stay in the Languedoc Roussillon if you're using Carcassonne as a base to explore the whole region. This ivy covered chateau is a wonderfully rural retreat, with plenty of space for a pool and tennis courts. With rooms starting from less than £60 a night this is also a great choice for those on a budget.
- If you're looking for a hideaway in the hills check out Le Tresor. There's plenty of outdoors-y type activities to keep you entertained, from tennis to sailing, with beaches and lakes a short drive away. With only five rooms and one villa, this is also probably one of the best places to stay in the Languedoc Roussillon for people travelling with a group of friends.
- If you fancy a chateau break, Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse should tick all the boxes. With its round corner turrets it looks like something out of a children's book. And inside it's just as lovely and old fashioned. There are four poster beds, high ceilings and open fireplaces.
Best Hotels in Languedoc Roussillon
La Bastide Cabezac 12 rooms from $67Languedoc Roussillon
A charming hotel between the plains of Narbonne and Minervois. Rooms are traditional with stone floors and cream drapes. Outdoor pool, gym, sunny terrace, and excellent Mediterranean cuisine. An authentic, quiet, and good value spot.Foodies - Nearby is L'Oublio, selling all things made from olives. Visit the Minervois vineyardsSights nearby - Cathar Chateaux, Homps Cathedral and Les Gorges de la CesseGreat walks - Along the Canal du MidiLocal markets - Good for local colour.
Chateau de Gramazie 12 rooms from $71Gramazie, Languedoc Roussillon
This tastefully converted chateau, once a 9th Century Abbey, has 12 elegant contemporary rooms, including 2 family suites. The restaurant serves good classic French cuisine made with quality local products and accompanied by the best wines of the region. A chic retreat after a day exploring.Sights nearby - Carcassonne and much more. It's in the heart of Cathar countryLocal markets - Good for local colour.Great walks - Good for walkers.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
Domaine de Capies 4 rooms from $63Pomy, Languedoc Roussillon
This charming, rural British-owned farmhouse offers stylish self-contained accommodation. Ideal for families and small groups wanting a comfortable base from which to explore their environs. Open March to October.Great walks - Excellent walking routes in the surrounding wine country.Local markets - Explore the bustling local market of Pomy.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
Chateau de Cavanac 27 rooms from $71Carcassonne (Languedoc Roussillon)
Stunning ivy covered country house with an excellent restaurant. Bedrooms, suites and family rooms with four poster beds, fireplaces and tapestries. Beautiful grounds and terraces, swimming pool, billiards and a tennis court. Great for families, groups, and foodies. Excellent value.FamiliesFoodiesSights nearby - Ideal base for exploring CarcassonneSwimming Pool - Outdoor PoolRecommended by - Sawdays
Le Guilhaume d’Orange 10 rooms from $72Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, Languedoc Roussillon
Unspoilt and traditional French village hotel, with magnificent gorge views and simple, but delicious local cooking. Heaps to do in the area. A friendly off the beaten track base, ideal for exploring the surrounding countryside.Views - Great views from hotelSights nearby - Well located for major sights.Great walks - Good for walkers.
Ecuries de sainte Croix 3 rooms from $78Carcassonne
A gorgeously rustic stone farmhouse B&B just outside Carcassonne. The perfect spot for a more relaxed holiday for families, groups of friends, or romantic getaways. Three simple rooms and two cottages. Very charming.Value chicGroupsFamiliesSights nearby - Just outside Carcassonne. Great base for discovering the region
Le Mimosa 5 rooms from 76Saint-Saturnin-de-Lucian, Languedoc Roussillon
A quiet hotel set in the town centre. Lovely large rooms have stone floors, brick walls and views to the courtyard. Delightful evening meals served in the dining room. Terrace and surrounding vineyards to relax in. A charming and great value stay.Local exploring - Perfectly situated for exploring the sites, vineyards and natural delights of regionKayaking - At the Devil Bridge Gorges de l'HéraultSights nearby - Saint Guilhem, the Roman AbbeySailing - In Lake Salagou
La Bergerie du Cap 12 rooms from $94Le Cap d'Agde, Languedoc Roussillon
A classical hotel in a converted 18th century barn. Rooms are functional and clean with wooden floors and whitewashed walls. Outdoor pool and jacuzzi at your disposal and breakfast is served until midday. Beach just minutes away for sailing and swimming. A great choice for a family holiday.Full of character - A converted 18th century barn uses original materials for chic effect.Wildlife Area - 300m from international naturist centreFamiliesSights nearby - The town of Agde Pézenas City of Carcasssonne: The city of Sete Sete The cities of Beziers, Sete and Carcassonne
L'Hostalet 5 rooms from $86Argelès-sur-Mer, Languedoc Roussillon
An excellent hotel right in the heart of Argelès-sur-Mer. The comfortable rooms are simply decorated and fixed with antique furniture. With the bustling streets of the town on the doorstep, it's perfect for exploring the seaside town. A great low-cost option for Argelès-sur-Mer.Local exploring - Right in the beating heart of historic Argelès-sur-Mer, facing the town square where a market is held twice a week.Local markets - Browse the bi-weekly market just outside the hotel's front door.Sights nearby - Take a day trip to Perpignan, less than ten miles away.Restrictions on children - Adults only.
Le Trésor 5 rooms from $89Sonnac-sur-l'Hers, Languedoc Roussillon
A hideaway in the hills of Languedoc. Striking sandstone French house with green shutters and understated modern interiors. Big bright rooms and one family cottage. Lots of outdoor activities in the surrounding hills, lakes, and beaches. Excellent value, perfect for groups or families.FamiliesValue chicSailing - Can be booked nearby.Local markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Sawdays
La Fargo 12 rooms from $89Saint-Pierre-des-Champs, Languedoc Roussillon
A rustic-chic farmhouse renovation in a peaceful orchard. Large simply decorated bedrooms with white washed walls and exposed stone. Huge swimming pool, terraces, rivers and orchards for strolling in. A relaxing rural retreat, great for families too.Swimming Pool - Large Outdoor PoolFull of characterLocal markets - Good for local colour.Views - Great views from hotelRecommended by - Sawdays
Le Relais des Chartreuses 14 rooms from $92Le Boulou, Languedoc Roussillon
Beautiful 17th century French farmhouse renovation set in the hills above Le Boulou. Fantastic food, contemporary chic bedrooms and suites, swimming pool and luscious garden. Local exploring in style.Spa - Treatments available in the "Care House" in the gardens.Swimming Pool - Lovely Outdoor PoolLocal markets - Good for local colour.Great walks - Good for walkers.Recommended by - Sawdays
L'Oustau Camarguen 39 rooms from $94Port Camargue (Le Grau-du-Roi)
L'Oustau Camarguen is a welcoming hotel on the edge of the Camargue region. Its contemporary design focuses on spacious, comfortable rooms. Explore the rich culture of the Camargue area or simply unwind by the pool. Its affordability makes it great for families and groups. A great find.Active Holiday - From horse riding, sailing to walking the hotel will gladly help arrange a whole host of activitiesValue chic - Well priced accommodation makes this a popular optionSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorLocal markets - Explore the local markets and culture of the Camarge.
Hotel Host et Vinum 18 rooms from $95Canet-en-Roussillon, Languedoc Roussillon
Contemporary hotel close to the beach. Chic rooms have seaside touches, white wooden panelled walls and private balconies. Outdoor pool, large garden and spa facilities. Excellent restaurant and wine cellar with tastings not to be missed. Comfortable and peaceful.Foodies - Outstanding hotel restaurant and excellent range of wine tastings, excursions and learningLocal markets - Plenty of antique, food and 'flea' markets in nearby PerpignanGreat walks - Through the fruit gardens of the L'ArboretumSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
Villa Mazarin 14 rooms from $116Aigues-Mortes, Languedoc Roussillon
An elegant hotel set in a charming 15th century building. Traditional rooms with all the mod-cons. Spa, indoor pool and excellent French restaurant. Just a short drive from the beach, and in a central location to walk the Medieval streets of the town. A wonderful weekend break for families.Historic - A lovely 15th century building.Sights nearby - Hours drive from Avignon, Arles, Orange, Nimes, Uzes, Montpelier or Aix-en-Provence.Restrictions on children - No children under age 6Local markets - Good for local colour.
Meze Maison 4 rooms from $99Mèze, Languedoc Roussillon
A charming, small hotel in the picturesque port of Meze. The cosy, comfortable rooms exude a calm homely feel with their exposed beam ceilings and warm colour schemes. Ramble through the energetic seaside streets or take a day fishing trip out from the harbour. A classy, seaside hotel.Beach Life - Explore the beautiful coastline surrounding Meze, great for swimming, sailing, fishing and kayaking.Fishing - There are great fishing opportunities in L'étang de Thau lagoon, less than five minutes from the hotel.Sailing - Meze is home to one of France's most well known sailing schools, ask at the hotel about hiring boats.Local markets - Explore the local markets of Meze and pick up some regional treats.Recommended by - Sawdays
Le Mas Trilles 10 rooms from $99Céret, Languedoc Roussillon
Lovely French farmhouse B&B in a secluded location. A charming sandstone building with large creamy bedrooms, terraces, gardens and a swimming pool. Within striking distance of surrounding mountains and the coast. Ideal for the great outdoors, families, or groups.Sights nearby - Ceret's Museum of Modern Art is a must seeSwimming Pool - Heated outdoor poolFull of characterLocal markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - Sawdays
Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse 35 rooms from $99Couiza, Languedoc Roussillon
Elegant chateau-castle with stunning grounds near the riverside, like something from The Lady of Shallot. Elegant high ceilinged rooms and suites with four poster beds and fireplaces. Perfect for groups, families and weddings.FamiliesSights nearby - Plenty of Cathar castles and much more to choose from.Swimming Pool - Heated outdoor poolFour poster beds - For romantics.Recommended by - Sawdays
Chateau La Villatade 2 rooms from $99Languedoc, Languedoc Roussillon
A serene countryside retreat just a short drive from Carcassonne. Charming bedrooms with authentic terracotta tiled floors and lime washed walls. Plus a peaceful garden with plunge pool for ultimate relaxation. Casual and laid back, on a stunning wine estate.Local exploring - A great base for exploring the best of Cathar country and the Minervois vineyardsSights nearby - The Medieval citadel of Carcasonne is just 20 mins by carGreat walks - Lovely countryside walksFull of characterRecommended by - Sawdays, Fodors
Hôtel de France 31 rooms from $99Mende, Languedoc Roussillon
French country hotel with simple (predominantly white), pretty rooms that ooze class and style. Features include terracotta tiled floors and spacious bathrooms with rolltop baths & rain showers. Excellent restaurant too! A great base for exploring the Cevennes National Park & wider Languedoc region.Sights nearby - explore Cevennes National Park, visit the Gorges du Tarn in AubracLocal markets - Good for local colour.Great walks - Good for walkers.
Hotel Les Templiers 20 rooms from $102Collioure, Languedoc Roussillon
Hotel Les Templiers is like walking into a eclectic art collectors private gallery. The art dominated bar and restaurant are bursting with character and style. Upstairs, the individually furnished rooms are elegant and comfortable. A seaside charmer.Value chic - A super cool hotel filled with original artworks and spectacular views of the castle and the harbour- at a reasonable price.Families - It's perfect for a family holiday, just two minutes from the beach and with excellent multi-person rooms.Sailing - The perfect pit stop for a sailing trip around the Catalan coastline.Sights nearby - Explore the characterful Catalan fishing village of Collioure.
La Tourette 3 rooms from $104Cucugnan, Languedoc Roussillon
A colourful B&B hotel. Unique rooms are decorated in contemporary style with dashes of colour and modern bathrooms. Charming terrace with hot tub. Library area to relax in. Plethora of sights and trips in the nearby region. Quickly find yourself at home in this great value hotel.Local exploring - Abundance of fresh air activities nearby from hiking, riding, paragliding and cyclingSights nearby - Castle of PeyrepertuseGreat walks - Good for walkers.Quirky - An experience!
Le Manoir d'Agnes 15 rooms from $106Tarascon-sur-Ariège, Ariege
A picturesque manor hotel with modern amenities in the mountains. With simple, stylish rooms and a great restaurant serving local delicacies, it's perfect for a holiday in the French Pyrenees. For those interested in natural history, the nearby prehistoric Niaux cave is unmissable.Active Holiday - With ski slopes within ten miles and great walking opportunities closeby, it's perfect for an active holiday.Sights nearby - Visit the mesmerising caves Niaux and Bedeilhac, both within three miles of the hotel.Great walks - Make the most of the beautiful walking trails in the surrounding mountains.
Riberach 18 rooms from $129Bélesta, Languedoc Roussillon
A romantic hotel surrounded by vineyards. Contemporary rooms with views, big bathrooms and artistic touches. A gourmet restaurant, sleek bar, sunny terrace and outdoor pool with sun deck area. Surrounded by hillsides and stunning views. A great choice for a romantic break.Romantic Break - Set beneath the medieval Bélesta Castle, with wine tasting, balloon rides, vineyard walks and picnicsSights nearby - Short drive to historic city of Perpignan's sights and attractions, including the Cathar castlesCooking classes - In hotel restaurant kitchen, catered to your needsViews - Great views from hotel
La Fauceille 35 rooms from $112Perpignan
A modern hotel on the South coast just outside Perpignan. Contemporary rooms and suites, excellent spa and gym activities, and a gourmet restaurant. A great choice for a comfortable summer holiday.Swimming Pool - Lovely Outdoor PoolLocal markets - Good for local colour.Sights nearby - Well located for major sights.
Le Spinaker 21 rooms from $118Port Camargue (Le Grau-du-Roi)
Putting relaxation at the fore, Le Spinaker sits quietly on the Port Camargue marina. With beautiful views out over the marina and comfortable, tasteful rooms, it's a great place to stay whilst exploring the natural beauty of the Camargue. Perfect for people on sailing holidays coming into port.Local exploring - Explore the beautiful surrounding marshlands of the Camargue, on foot, two wheels or horseback.Sailing - With Port Camargue marina on the doorstep, it's the perfect place to stay after docking.Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Views - Great views from hotel
Casa9 Hôtel 9 rooms from $130Perpignan
A sumptuous boutique hotel burrowed into the heart of the Languedoc-Roussillon countryside. The stylish and comfortable rooms are set in stunning stone buildings dating back to the 11th century. Luxuriate by the heavenly pool or take a stroll through the surrounding countryside. A Catalan charmer.Country Escape - Nestled into the beautiful Languedoc-Roussillon countryside, it's perfect for a catalan country getaway.Sights nearby - Explore the Canigou ('holy mountain') with the stunning Abbey of Saint Michel de Cuxa and magnificent Saint Martin du Canigou.Great walks - Explore the beautiful walking trails and paths through the surrounding Languedoc-Roussillon countryside.Romantic - Good for couples.
B&B Demeure Saint Louis 5 rooms from $136Languedoc Roussillon
A stunning 18th century guesthouse, just outside the medieval city of Carcassonne. The spacious and comfortable rooms are traditionally decorated and boast en suite bathrooms. Enjoy breakfast in the elegant dining room, or in the leafy garden- perfect for sitting out and enjoying the weather.Local exploring - Only a ten minute walk from the ancient walls of Carcassonne's medieval centre.Total relaxation - Enjoy the stunning garden or take a long walk around the ancient citadel.Full of character
Couvent d'Herepian 13 rooms from $145Hérépian, Languedoc Roussillon
Designer-chic convent renovation surrounded by vineyards. Beautiful rooms and suites mimic the serenity to be found in the luxurious spa or from private terraces. Wine cellar, swimming pool, and plenty of outdoor activities. Relaxation in the rolling countryside.Good wine list - Exceptional cellar.WellbeingSpa breaksTotal relaxationRecommended by - I Escape, Mr & Mrs Smith
L'Abbaye-Château de Camon 6 rooms from $14609500 Camon, Ariege
This Benedictine monastery dates back to the 10th century. Expect grand spacious interiors and comfortable rooms in an historical, romantic setting within a picturesque village in the Cathar region not far from Toulouse. Its superb cuisine is a particular highlight.Country Escape - A luxorious former abbey and 16th centruy palace where one can unwind in style in the cloistered gardens or exquisite salon.Foodies - Gourmands will be in heaven- the five course menu dégustation is not to be missed, nor is the extensive wine list.Sights nearby - Make sure to visit the medieval city of Mirepoix, just a ten minute drive down the road.Birdwatching - Bring your binoculars, this region plays host to many rare and exotic breeds of bird.Recommended by - Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
Camellas-Lloret 5 rooms from $146Languedoc, Languedoc Roussillon
Charming and stylish boutique B&B in picturesque Montreal, 20 minutes from Carcassonne. Five unique rooms exude rustic French charm and feature quirky art and marble fireplaces. Delicious homemade breakfast in the morning. Tranquil courtyard with swinging basket chairs and mint bushes.Sights nearby - Historic centre of Montreal, fortified city of CarcassonneLocal markets - In medieval towns of Limoux and Mirepoix 20 minutes awayGreat walks - Canal Du Midi 10 minute drive awayFull of characterRecommended by - Sawdays
42 Rue Victor Hugo 3 rooms from $151Carcassonne
Gorgeous B&B with three huge boutique apartments. High ceilings, richly painted walls, parquet floors, and fireplaces. A sumptuous spot with self-catering options and close to restaurants, markets, and the sights of Carcassonne.Cooking classes - Explore the markets and then cook your goodiesSights nearby - Located in the centre of the old townDesigner - Uniquely designed interiors.Local markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - I Escape
Domaine Saint Hilaire 4 rooms from $167Montagnac, Languedoc Roussillon
Stunning hideaway for wine lovers. An ivy-covered French country house set amongst hectares of wine estate. Pristine white rooms, wine cellar, excellent food (by arrangement), lovely swimming pool. Utterly peaceful and romantic.Good wine list - Prize winning wines.Swimming Pool - Lovely Outdoor PoolFour poster beds - For romantics.Fishing - Excellent fishing nearby.Recommended by - I Escape
Baudon de Mauny 6 rooms from $172Montpellier
Beautiful chateau B&B with enormous suites. High ceilings, fireplaces, stone floors and restored 18th century furniture. Heritage combined with high design. A palatial spot.City StyleSights nearby - Well located for major sights.Local markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Sawdays, I Escape
Château Les Carrasses 28 rooms from $202Route de Capestang, Languedoc Roussillon
A 19th century castle with wine estate, lovingly turned into a luxurious stay. Accommodation ranges from suites to three bed villas with private pools. All decorated in a modern yet unmistakably French style. Tres chic. The food and wine pairing is popular as is the Mediterranean tapas restaurant.Great walks - There are some great walks through the Languedoc countryside.Views - Great views from hotelSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorRomantic - Good for couples.
Metairie Montplaisir 4 rooms from $173Conques sur Orbiel, Languedoc Roussillon
A charming small property comprising of just five brightly decorated rooms. Dine on indulgent home cooked dishes served on the sun-drenched terrace. Spend time with the ever friendly owner or simply unwind by the pool. A small spa is the icing on the cake. Rural france at its best.Total relaxation - A small property with a wonderfully friendly owner where days can be lost in good food, wine and total rural tranquility.Sights nearby - Visit the striking medieval citadel of Carcassonne only 8km from the property.Swimming Pool - Outdoor pool.Full of characterRecommended by - I Escape
Le jardin des sens 15 rooms from $183Montpellier
Two Michelin star restaurant with large contemporary rooms, a swimming pool, and pieces of modern art and sculpture scattered everywhere. A gourmet retreat within striking distance of Montpellier's central attractions.Restaurant - 2 Michelin stars.FoodiesCooking classes - Cookery workshops and lessons availableSwimming Pool - Lovely Outdoor PoolRecommended by - I Escape, Relais & Chateaux
Relais Royal 9 rooms from $208Mirepoix, Ariege
An elegant chateau in central Mirepoix - an ideal location for exploring the Languedoc and Cathar region and its castles. Not far from Carcasonne, Toulouse, Albi, and at the foot of the Pyrenees. Either a luxurious place to relax after exploring, or a weekend break with friends.Local exploring - At the foot of the Pyrenees in the Cathar regions, and an hour from Carcasonne.Country Escape - Located in the Languedoc and Cathar regions.Groups - A great place for a weekend house party.Elegant
Chateau St. Pierre de Serjac 44 rooms from $209Languedoc, Puissalicon, Languedoc Roussillon
A magnificent Château with vineyard set amidst 200 acres of rolling countryside. Accommodation includes eight rooms, lovingly decorated in a classic French style and 36 self-catering properties. All achingly stylish. Fine dining restaurant, spa, indoor and outdoor pools. The list goes on!Exclusive offer - Midweek Chateau BreakGreat walks - Plenty of scenic walking routes leading directly from the property through the Languedoc countryside.Local markets - The property hosts farmer's markets for locals and guests to attend.Views - Great views from hotelSpa
Hotel Ile de la Lagune 24 rooms from $250Perpignan
Luxury private island hotel right on the Mediterranean. Spacious rooms and suites, a choice of restaurants, private pool, thalasso spa and luscious tropical gardens. Accommodation is contemporary in style: dark wood floors contrast with white and pastel furnishings to create cool airy spaces.Spa - Thalasso Spa with nine treatment rooms and wonderful views over the lagoon.Views - Over the lagoon and the MediterraneanSailing - Sailing school on local beachSwimming Pool - Heated outdoor pool
Chateau de la caze 16 rooms from $219Lozère, Languedoc Roussillon
Turreted 15th castle next to the river Tarn. Vaulted ceilings in the guestrooms are painted, and furnished with tapestries, stone walls and antique furniture. Spa, gym and outdoor pool, extensive grounds with views of the Tarn Gorges. Authentic French dining. Historic and stunning.Writing a novel - Furnished with tapestries and painted ceilings inside the turrets, find inspiration the historic local villages and vineyardsSights nearby - Explore some of the villages that are little changed since the 15th centuryKayaking - Hotel can arrange for trip from the groundsSpa
Chateau de Riell 19 rooms from $240Languedoc Roussillon
Chateau overlooking Mount Canigou. Room interiors are rustic chic with parquet floors, exposed brick work and large bathrooms. A baroque folly with outdoor pool, garden, spa, sauna and hot spring bath. Great Pyrenean menu in ambient dining room. Superb choice for spa weekend.Country Escape - Enjoy the peace of the gardens and rejuvination of the thermal spaRomantic BreakSwimming Pool - Rooftop pool and outdoor poolGreat walks - Hiking in the hills aroundRecommended by - Relais & Chateaux
Domaine de Verchant 26 rooms from $322Montpellier (Castelnau le Lez)
Stunning five-star luxury spa hotel set in hectares of vineyards. A sandstone country house with manicured lawns, sumptuous bedrooms, excellent gourmet restaurant and all the mod-cons befitting its five stars.5* Luxury - Very high service standards.Spa breaksSpa - With VIP suite for those wanting a completely private experienceSwimming Pool - Lovely Outdoor PoolRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet, Kiwi Collection, Relais & Chateaux