Chateau La Villatade

The Domain

Bienvenue au Chateau la Villatade, a return to nature in a delightful setting:

Come and relax in the Minervois wine region with family and friends.  La Villatade is first and foremost a vineyard domain and also a peaceful retreat where you can choose between one of our self-catering private cottages or our charming Bed & Breakfast rooms.  The interior design highlights the spirit and the age of the premises; exposed beams, ancient floor tiles, lime paint.

Only 15 km north of the Unesco World Heritage ancient and historic city of Carcassonne, La Villatade is a haven of peace and calm in an authentic Languedoc residence.  Nestled in the hills, surrounded by vineyards, pine forests, olive groves and cypress trees, the lovely dwelling sits at the end of the road like a small village built around a beautiful courtyard, both welcoming and friendly.

With 125 hectares of wild and cultivated landscape, you can choose from many walks or bicycle rides across fields and meadows including the GR 36, a walking route of the famous Grande Randonnee network in France, which passes through the lower part of the grounds.  This particular route connects the Normandy coast to the French Pyrenees.

Also on the property and very accessible to the cottages and rooms is a beautiful clear-water swimming pool.  An ancient stone irrigation basin has been transformed to create the 26 meters-long natural pool, where guests can cool off, swim, lounge and enjoy the surrounding view while listening to the entrancing sounds of nature.  The pool is surrounded by vineyards, an olive grove and a large welcoming lawn, partly shaded by ash, plane and pear trees.

And finally, Chateau la Villatade is the perfect jumping off place for exploring this incredibly historic and important region (see “The Region” in this website).