Price of tour to include 7 nights bed and breakfast, two evening meals, one packed lunch on Wednesday, transport in France,
cost of entry to sites and guide, £1425
Does not include air fare to Carcassonne
What is included
Pick up and drop off from/to Carcassonne airport, bed and breakfast, ( including 2 evening meals) for 7 nights based on
two people sharing a room daily travel to each site and guided tours, entry to all sites.
Not included - flights to/from Carcassonne, daily lunches and evening meals, except for the first and last evening meal
which is included
Accommodation will be at Auberge du Balestie, near Mirepoix
Maximum of 6 to 7 people
Historical, archaeological and Cultural tour
No upper age restrictions, but be advised than many of the site locations are situated on hill tops, and some hill walking
on rough trails will be experienced, especially the ascent to Montsegur. However, all walking will be at a leisurely pace
to enjoy the scenery and there will be a number of 'pit stops'
Subject to revision and alteration.
Dates Thursday June 9 to Thursday June 16 2020
A possibility of a further tour date early July
Thursday May 21 p.m. arrive Carcassone pick up and transport to accommodation, evening meal provided
After evening meal, transport to watch the sunset at the viewpoint in Roumengoux
Friday 8am Breakfast, provided
9 am Visit to the famous Montsegur, museum, village and Chateau.
Lunch options available in the village
Evening - transport to Mirepoix the market town
Saturday 8am breakfast
Puivert Chateau, Lac Montbel and La Garde Chateau
Evening transport to Mirepoix
Sunday 8.30 breakfast
Roquifixade chateau - lunch options available in the village
PM visit to the rock church of Santa Mario Vals
Evening transport to Mirepoix
Monday Breakfast 8 am
Mirepoix market day - at leisure to stroll around this famous market town and check out the stalls
12.30 Meet up for lunch
PM Visit to Camon known as the 'Rose Village' of France.
Walk around the perimeter of Camon Chateau, now a private luxury chateau and used as a centre for wedding functions etc
Tuesday 8am breakfast
Morning at Rennes les chateau
Lunch options available at nearby town of Quillan
PM Quillan chateau
Wednesday Breakfast 8am
Morning Transport to the Gorge de Galamus and the rock cut 'Ermitage St. Antoine de Galamus'
Visit to Queribus Chateau - packed lunch provided
PM Lac Montbel and La Garde Chateau
Thursday final day
Morning at Carcassone - old town and historic area
Lunch options available
Afternoon - Carcassone airport for return flights
Payment and deposit:
Payments may be made either by PayPal (payable to firstname.lastname@example.org) or cheque to H.Middleton-Jones
Non refundable deposit of £250 to be paid on booking (to ensure we have the accommodation booked for the dates of the
Balance of full payment to be made 12 weeks prior to departure
Our accommodation and arrangements in France have to be set up well in advance of the tours, any cancellations causes
expenses and disruptions with our hosts, however, If you wish to cancel after payment has been made, please inform us by email
or letter asap
If cancelled more than 60 days prior to departure 25% of tour cost
Less than 60 days 50% of tour cost
Less than 30 days 100% of tour
Alternately, you may find another person to take your place but not less than 30 days prior to departure.
It is highly recommended you take out holiday insurance for the duration of your holiday
Under no circumstances travel against medical advice
Accommodation at Auberge du Belastie
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What to bring:
Weather - while the weather in general appears increasingly unpredictable, the Languedoc/Aude area of France is usually
warm and sunny at this time of year, and often can be very hot, especially at altitude.
Bearing this in mind, it is advisable to bring suitable light clothing, preferably of cotton material:
Shorts, or light trousers,cotton dresses
sun-tan cream (minimum factor 30 with factor 50 for face)
Water bottle and bottle carrier, or light rucksack
Light water-proof/wind-proof jacket
Walking sticks may also be useful
Sturdy shoes to cope with the uneven and often loose surface of the paths. Bear in mind after wet weather, stones and
rock surfaces may be slippery.
Sandals or leisure shoes for evening
How difficult is the access to the sites?
A number of the site locations are perched on the summit of hills, so some moderate hill walking will be involved, with
occasional short steep ascent (Montsegur). There will also be site locations which involve easy walking.
Walking pace is casual with plenty of pit stops& in order to take in the breathtaking views and opportunities to take
More details of the sites can be found under each site description
Adequate time is allowed on the tours to visit local shops, a market and cafes/restaurants to sample the regional wines
For further information contact Howard Middleton-Jones