HOMEOur hostel is located in the South of France, right next to the peak of Bugarach, and surrounded with Cathar fortresses. The impressive Gorges de Galamus are just five minutes away. Come spend a few days in the countryside, to visit numerous historical and natural sites in the area, and enjoy the beautiful landscapes! We will be happy to design a program for you according to your preferences, with hikes and walks in nature, and visits of interesting places by car or bike. The hostel is located in a quiet hamlet, and the meals we serve are made from products of our farm and the farms around us.
- individual rooms for 1 to 5 persons
- dormitories for groups
- breakfast, dinner and picnic
- possibility to stay 3 to 10 days to visit the area by foot, bike or car
- many historical sites in the area, such as many Cathar fortresses, the medieval city of Carcassonne, Catholic Abbeys, bridges and aqueducts built by the Romans, the Museum of Tautavel which features our ancestors who used to live in Europe 450 000 years ago, the Dinosaur museums which shows dinosaurs bones discovered in the area, and more
- beautiful landscapes and natural sites, such as the Peak of Bugarach, the Gorges de Galamus, the Mediterranean sea...
- peace and quiet in a small hamlet built by the Templars in the 13th century, surrounded by nothing but nature
- personalized advice to design your own program to visit the area
THE ROOMSWe have 5 guestrooms for 2, 3 or 5 people (“family room”) and a hostel with dormitories of 6 and 8 beds. You can have dinner at our table. Our rooms and dormitories have been created In our buildings from the 13th century.
4 of our rooms have their private bathroom.
THE TABLEWe have 5 guest rooms of 2, 3 and 5 beds and small dormitories of 6 and 8 beds, with the possibility to have dinner.
Our meals are prepared mainly from our own farm products, including our meat, eggs and vegetables, but also the products of nearby farms (goat cheese, honey, fruit juice). We serve good organic bread, and even local beer!
Although we are cattle breeders and proud of the quality of our meat served at our table, we respect your diet and your convictions, and we can prepare vegan meals for you, provided you ask for them in advance. There are vegan people in our family and we know what vegan means: no meat, eggs, dairy, honey or gelatin: no animal products whatsoever. Top
OUR AREAS OF INTERESTWe are members of Accueil Paysan.
Accueil Paysan is a group of farmers and rural stakeholders who all share the same convictions. They want to promote family farming and sustainable tourism that allows them to live decently wherever they are.
Why adhere to Accueil Paysan?
Our idea of hospitality could not be satisfied with a purely commercial relationship with our guests. We wanted to talk about our profession, explain our choices, talk about the nature and our activism. We wanted to focus on the social, friendly side of tourism. Top
COMFORT & SERVICESOur Gîte d'étape has existed since 1988 and we know very well our region and its natural, historical and cultural sites. Richard can recommend you individualized itineraries and discovery programs, according to your preferences.
We lend you hiking maps and road maps and possibly prepare you a picnic (bring picnic boxes tupperware style).
For your weekend, for a stay of a few days, a week or more, you have the choice! (Oder “You are spoiled for choice”???)
Depending on your preferences, we can propose you programs for
- discovery and sight-seeing tours, by car
- sight-seeing tours including several hours of hiking
- hiking tours around La Bastide Top
THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENTThe hamlet of La Bastide, built in the thirteenth century by the Knights Templar, is in a wide valley at the foot of the Pic de Bugarach, in the heart of Cathar country, 530 m above sea level. Our house is one of the steps of the hiking trail "The Path Cathar" and is on the gr36.
Our small region - the Western Corbières, the Fenouillèdes and the Aude Pyrenees, - offers a range of contrasting landscapes and a highly diversified agriculture.
There is a typical Mediterranean landscape with vineyards, pines and cypresses, and other areas of the uplands with green pastures, cows, woods and forests. You can travel by car on winding country roads or on foot, by bike or on horseback on the trails.
CULTURAL AND SPORTS ACTIVITIES
As you can see from the photos, the farm is surrounded by nature.
La Bastide is an isolated hamlet in a quiet valley.
Cars are rare. You can walk in the valley, relax in the garden, or visit our small lake, a few hundred meters from the hamlet.
In addition to the wild and beautiful landscapes all around who invite you to walks and hikes, you will find on our site a short list of places to visit nearby (Cathar castles, Galamus Canyon, Cité de Carcassonne, the abbeys, the aqueduct of Ansignan, museums ... and the wine cellars)
Our hostel is one of the stages of the hiking trail "The Cathar Path" and is on the GR36.
It is the ideal accommodation for a hiking stage, also on horseback or mountain bike. The family hikes accompanied by a donkey are also increasingly popular. We also welcome bikers or those who simply wish to relax in nature or spend holidays on a farm. You will enjoy the unspoilt, natural environment, the quiet of the mountain, and our dinner prepared with our own production.
Not far from the Bastide you can ride on a horse or even do water sports like rafting, canyoning or kayaking.
And the Mediterranean Sea is just an hour's drive!
At the Bastide you can choose between guest rooms and dormitories, between half-board and free management, between sports and hiking and ....relaxation! Contact us for any questions about your holiday program, we can advise you on your choice!
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CLIMATE & WEATHEROur climate is Mediterranean, it can get very hot in summer, but as we are 530 m above sea level, the temperature drops at night, and we sleep very well, without suffering from the heat. Top Click here
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Maybe one day at la Bastide?
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