We are currently looking for a swap in Scotland for July 2021. After living in a busy village 5 mins away we were looking for a tranquil paradise and we...
Where is it?
Villemagne is a small village in the south of France, located in the department of Aude and the Languedoc-Roussillon region. It is part of the Community of Communes "Lauragais - Black Mountain." The approximately 275 Residents and inhabitants of the town of Villemagne are called Villemagnais and Villemagnaises.
The neighboring towns are Cenne-Monestiés, Villespy, Verdun-en-Lauragais, Carlipa, Saissac. The nearest large town of Carcassonne is 24.86 kilometers north in a straight line. The nearest railway station is at Bram (12.74 kilometers) or Castelnaudary (14.01 km).Languedoc-Roussillon, Cathare Country.
One of the most beautiful places in France, Languedoc-Roussillon is situated between the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean and is crossed by the Canal du Midi and combines all the advantages of sea, countryside and mountains.
For those who enjoy walking or cycling, there are many marked walks and cycle paths in the area, one starting from near our front door! We are a short drive (10 mins) from St Ferreol lake, which has a pleasant beach, and a water sports centre, where you can hire small boats etc. as well as a good selection of restaurants.
There are also several golf courses in the area. If you would like to go further afield, we are about an hour drive to the Mediterranean, a little further to the Pyrenees, or just over two hours of very scenic driving from Andorra, a small principality with its duty free shopping! In the summer months there are many local fêtes and brocante markets, and on the last weekend in August, Castelnaudary holds its annual Fête du Cassoulet, now a 4-day festival dedicated to the town's most famous creation! During the 4 days there is plenty to do and see, the canal raft race, street markets and musical festival, or just simply sample that famous dish.
For lovers of history, 'La Cité of Carcassonne takes you back to the 11th and 12th centuries. This wonderful example of medieval architecture is truly unique, having miraculously survived the turbulent centuries! If food and wine is what you are looking for then Blanquette de Limoux, the local sparkling wine, is an absolute must.
All about the Canal du Midi - http://www.beyond.fr/sites/canalmidi.html
Places to visit in the area - http://www.france4families.com
Golf Clubs (our nearest is Carcassonne) - http://www.languedoc-france.info/list_golfclubs.htm
Useful info. - http://about-france.com
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