Ski-ing in Soldeu

Short Breaks




We have a couple of regular long weekends, which we have been running now for a number of years.

   Elegant B&B near Narbonne

The first of these is the SENTIER GOURMAND, which takes place on the 3rd Sunday in May. The focus of the weekend is a Gourmet Wine Walk, organised by the wine-makers of La Clape (a local renowned wine area) and consists of a 6km walk through the vineyards, punctuated by safari style lunch. At each of the six stops, you enjoy the next course of a delicious meal, and are able to taste a choice of wines which have been selected to accompany the food.

The weekend starts on Friday evening with an introduction to wine-tasting then, on Saturday we usually have a vineyard visit, picnic lunch followed by a barge trip on the Canal du Midi. A visit to the fabulous food market in Narbonne on Sunday morning before heading off on the Gourmet Wine Walk in the afternoon.

Our regular autumn booking is for the RANDONNEE DES PRIMEURS on the last Saturday in October. The main event here is a cycle ride round a number of the Caves Cooperatives in the area, tasting the ‘Vin Primeur’ – the newly released vintage of the local wines. Total distance to be covered is around 80km, with 5 or 6 wine-tasting stops en route, plus a sit-down lunch in a winery with the other cyclists – all very convivial!

The current price for either weekend is 445€, including activities and visits, airport transfers (Beziers, Carcassonne or Perpignan), accommodation and food - contact us for full details and any other information at

      Elegant B&B near Narbonne

Finally, we are very happy to TAILOR-MAKE a short-break for you, be it a weekend, mid-week or longer. We can put together a package which might include any or all of

   -   Guided tour of Carcassonne (with qualified local guide);

   -   Vineyard visits;

   -   Cookery workshop in an excellent local restaurant (authentic French chef!);

   -   Half-day or whole-day barge trips;

   -   Picnic lunches (catered or DIY);

   -   Walking on the Canal du Midi or short circular routes elsewhere;

   -   Road or off-road cycling in the Corbieres, the Minervois and beyond;

   -   Visits to the cheesemakers in Roquefort and the Noilly Prat cellars ;

   -   Car tours to the Millau Viaduct;

   -   Blow-out lunch at our ‘local’ 3* Michelin restaurant;

Just get in touch with an idea of what you’d like to do, and we’ll be happy to help – our only restriction is a minimum of four adults, and preferably outside of the main school holiday dates.