Châteaux Peyrepertuse & Limoux AOC
2 Nights + Vineyard + Castle Tours
Embark on a tour of Cathar country to learn about the history of this exciting region as well as exerience a wine tasting experience in Limoux the home of Champagne and includes a two-night stay in a 5-star hotel located in the mediaeval Cité de Carcassonne.
Hotel Information (Hotel de la Cité, Carcassonne)
The Hotel de la Cité is an integral part of the history of Carcassonne, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the very heart of the medieval city and built on the site of the former bishop’s palace. This 5-star hotel stands next to the Saint-Nazaire Basilica and overlooks the lower town from the ramparts, offering an enchanting view over the city, its gardens, its walls and its stones that have been there for centuries. With its distinct and original atmosphere and its strong links to the history of the region, the Hotel de la Cité is a wonderful place to stay and immerse yourself in the medieval city of Carcassonne.
Relax with direct flights to Carcassone or Toulouse, on arrival you will meet your private driver for a transfer to the hotel. Once settled into this grand boutique hotel we will take you on a walking tour of Carcassone where you will sample some fantastic wine and food of the region.
After a pick-up from your hotel your guided tour will begin, during the journey to your first location you can contemplate the beauty of the Cathar countryside and learn more about the region, the wines, it’s history, people and culture by your expert guide. In the morning your tour will start with a visit to Peyrepertuse Castle, a ruined fortress and one of the Cathar castles associated with the Counts of Barcelona and later the kings of Aragon. The name Peyrepetuse is derived from Peirapertuse, the Occitan word meaning pierced rock. Lunch will be served in a traditional restaurant in the centre of Limoux or the pretty village of Cucugnan after which you will head off to the historic Abbey of Saint-Polycarpe, founded in the 8th century by Benedictine monks and visit Domaine de Baronarques anchored in one of the cradles of French viticulture. Since 1998, Domaine de Baronarques has held its place with dignity among the other famous châteaux of the Rothschild family. Your visit to Domaine de Baronarques will include a tour of the Château, the vineyard, the vat room and the barrel cellar and includes a vertical tasting of Grand Vin rouge (4 vintages) as well as La Capitelle and Grand Vin blanc.
The day to take at your leisure, however we can arrange for some activities before your flight home. Some options include a trip on the Canal du Midi or if you are still in the mood to learn about wine we can arrange for you to visit some of the local IGP Cité de Carcassonne vineyards and local wine growers before your private transfer to the airport for your flight home.
- 2 Nights in a Double Room
- Buffet Breakfast
- Also Included
- Tour & Diner in Carcassonne
- Visit to Châteaux Peyrepertuse
- Visit to Abbey of Saint-Polycarpe
- Wine tasting & tour of Domaine de Baronarques