Welcome to the picturesque area Surrounding Saint Hilaire and Carcassonne in the heart of the Languedoc Roussillon.
Just some Local Views of Saint Hilaire And Carcassonne to illustrate the wonderfully diverse country side.
All within a few Kilometres of Maison L'Orchidée
The Abbaye Saint Hilaire is in the Centre of The Village You can take a tranquil walk into the ancient past of the Abbaye. The first bishop of Carcassonne built a chapel here in the sixth century. It Is where the sparkling wine Blanquette de Limoux was first bottled in 1531, before the method of creating sparkling wine was made famous else where
The Village of Saint Hilaire and Abbaye is set in a small Valley nestled between the foot hills of the Pyrenees..
Wander near by Villages and visit the Vide Greniers "Car boots Flea Markets " where you can find long lost Renoir's or works of art at bargain prices . Uncluttered streets to walk through and explore. All seasons of the year,
the Aude region offers many different experiences.
If you like to explore and see the true Country side of The Languedoc France. Then follow your heart and go off the beaten tourist track and search out the hidden Gems .
Ideal fishing locations with some large Carp and Chub.
Local Lakes and Rivers offer a wealth of challenges
to the Adventurous fisherman..
Le Lauguet Our River has many surprises,
with 30lb Carp reported.
Tranquil Waters that have hard Fighting fish.
Well stocked Tackle outlets are in the
Carcassonne centre just a short drive away.
Fly Fishing for Trout is a Challenge and
the local venues are well stocked .
French Licence Needed
Poppy fields that spring up In May and June. Making a blaze of colour across the Fields.
The Aude region offers so much for the traveller who likes casual walking or cycling Holidays in the Languedoc ,Aude
Of course there is Site seeing by car or motorbike. Where you can stop at your Leisure and enjoy the French two hour dinner break.
The Vineyards in the nearby Village of LEUC Taken late November,
even at this time of year the region has so much visual beauty across
the Aude Wine growing regions
The Spanish town of Andorra is a drive of 2 hours away just over the border. Even in the winter the area has a beauty of its own. There are near by Ski slopes for the adventurous. Then there are the other more energetic sports to tempt more active participants. From White Water Rafting, Quad Biking, Go Karting, Horse Riding.
You can still enjoy the Autumn Sun and return to Maison l'Orchidee's centrally heated rooms and relax with a hot cup of Chocolate while you plan your next day out.