HOMECombining the elegance of a small Château and the charm of a family run Bed & breakfast, Le Château de Quarante, on the outskirts of a small medieval village is ideally situated to let you discover the unspoiled beauty of Languedoc: 30 minutes from sandy Mediterranean beaches, 20 minutes from the Cévennes Mountains, a hop and a skip away from Carcassonne medieval city.
The rugged Pyrénées range, the Spanish border, and Andorra are all within a short picturesque drive.
Whether you choose to travel independently while using the Château de Quarante as your home base or you decide to select one of the Guided Tours, you will be welcome with the personal touch only private owners can offer in their very own home!
Rent the Entire Château de Quarante in Half Board Formula.
- Individual rooms rented by the night in half board or on a bed and breakfast basis.
- Gourmet Dining available (Vegetarians welcome).
Guided Sightseeing Tours: Privately chauffeured, the laid back touring approach to discover Languedoc off the beaten track...
Languedoc Vintage Wine Tours: fun and very unassuming introduction to wine and wine tasting.
French Cuisine Cooking Classes: Experiencing culinary joys of authentic Mediterranean Cuisine.
For your health, comfort, and safety, the entire property is a non smoking area. Top
Large Entry Hall with winding staircase.
Great Room (with fireplace) for lounging and dining.
Flowered Veranda for cocktails or coffee.
Parking on the property locked at Midnight.
To insure everyone’s peace and safety, our front gate and doors are all locked at Midnight.
2 Bedrooms with 1 Double size bed each (These rooms have small stone balcony)
1 Bedroom with 1 Queen size bed (This room has a sitting area with sofa and chair)
1 Bedroom with 2 Twin size beds (This room has a sitting area with sofa and chair)
1 Bedroom with 2 Twin size beds (This room has an iron balcony)
1 Suite with Queen size bed and adjoining sitting room (Stone balcony)
All bedrooms have private, ensuite bath with tub/shower.
All rooms have tall, large windows or balconies opening onto the park & gardens.
Great Room, bedrooms and sitting room are equipped with ceiling fan.
Individual Rooms and Suite are all available independently for rental on a nightly basis (5:00 pm-10:00 am) with free Continental breakfast offered.
A variety of supplements is available with an upcharge. Top
THE TABLEWhat better place than the kitchen of an authentic native to learn how to prepare and appreciate true French Cuisine ?
At the Château de Quarante, Nicole, French born and raised on local recipes finely honed over several generations, opens wide her kitchen doors and invites you to discover old family recipes as well as Chefs' secrets she has incorporated in her gourmet cuisine with a new personal twist. As brilliant sous-chef, Klaus has tricks of his own to share with you. You can't shake a stick at his dressings, sauces and boning techniques. . .
Family meals, elegant buffets, creative brunches and spectacular desserts or gourmet picnics, French cooking is truly an ever changing daily celebration of life!
In that spirit, we invite you to discover a few facets of our French cuisine as we know it and savor it every day.
What we propose is to mix adventurous treks through open and covered markets with visits to small individual producers leaving plenty of time for cooking demonstrations with hands on experimenting and the pleasure to savor gourmet meals while discussing newly discovered recipes you can fix at home.
Every day chock-full of culinary experiments and mouth watering experiences, our timetable is nevertheless flexible, and, like everything else in Southern France, slow paced and very easy going.
Excursions to discover and sample regional products which smell and sing Mediterranean Cuisine: goat cheese, honey, olive oil, seafood and others, not to forget superb wines and not compulsory but strongly recommended wine tasting. Each intriguing visit planned to incorporate wonderful sightseeing along the way.
Cooking Demonstrations to learn simple but spectacular tricks of the trade in food preparation and presentation. A real 'show & tell' to find out about original ingredient combinations and basic but unusual cooking techniques. Find out about homemade vinaigrette, learn about quick persillade, master vegetable terrines, whip up veloutes and tackle paupiettes! Enthusiastic participation encouraged to help mess up the kitchen during your creative collaboration! Top
CULTURAL AND SPORTS ACTIVITIESA Tour conceived for the adventurous at heart who enjoys to be fussed over! Your host personally drives you and escorts you through all sites.
All you have to do is sit back and have a great time! No car rental needed, no frustration about finding (or losing!) your way while fumbling with the wrong map, or being tied to a non English speaking guide. Instead, you can be totally relaxed and enjoy the sights while avoiding tourists traps.
And every evening, Le Château de Quarante will welcome you back with a gourmet dinner after a day filled with exciting discoveries in Languedoc.
Our daily itineraries with informed commentaries are carefully organized to show off Languedoc in its wealth of diversity while avoiding cultural indigestion and lengthy car rides.
To insure personal attention and maximum flexibility, the tour is limited to 6 persons.
Our Tours take into consideration our guests' personal preferences and are organized according to seasonal availabilities.
suggested itineraries may include
Fortified City of Carcassonne
Gothic Cathedrals, Cistercian Abbeys and monasteries
Ancient Fortresses and Pirates Strongholds
Lagoons with pink flamingoes
Salt beds and salt production
Old fishing village and artists colony
Underground Safari in red marble Caves (upcharge)
Cathar Castles and ancient Cathar Strongholds
Shopping and sightseeing through Montpellier Medieval town
Picturesque small Medieval villages and Churches
Open & Covered Markets and visits to small producers of cheese, oil, honey etc.
Antiques, pottery, linens, copperware shopping
Horseback riding through the Garrigue (upcharge)
Gravity Hill curiosity, Dolmen Stone Age burial sites
Wine making and wine tasting at small producers
Seasonal Fairs and Festivals (Harvests, wine, artisans)
Cheese Cellars and cheese sampling
Boat ride on the Mediterranean, Tour of Sète Fishing Harbor and Valmagne Abbey
Prehistoric sites and Roman Archeological digs
The following proposed Programs are just samples of what could be planned. There are innumerable possibilities, and the list of options offered is not exhaustive.
Tell us what you like and we will come up with something exciting ! Top
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To see in the surroundings
The neighbouring cities with bed and breakfasts, in alphabetical order :
(13 kms, 1 bed and breakfasts), 34310 Cruzy
(1 kms, 1 bed and breakfasts), 34210 Minerve
(18 kms, 1 bed and breakfasts), 34490 Murviel le Béziers
(17 kms, 1 bed and breakfasts), 34360 Pardailhan
(11 kms, 1 bed and breakfasts)...
The nearest bed and breakfasts, in order of increasing distance :
Regional events, touristic sites and historical monuments :
Canal Du Midi, Minerve, Carcassonne, Chateaux Cathares, Tunnel De Malpas, Festival Du Minervois, Ecluses Fonseranes, La Mer, La Rivière Orb, Abbaye Valmagne, Abbaye Fonfroide, Cité Carsassonne, Pamais Des Archevêques, Féria De Béziers, Méditerranée, Gorges D'héric, La Salvetat, Roquebrun, Saint-pons-de-thomières, Enserune, Abbaye De Fontfroide, Abbaye De Fontcaude, Villages Du Minervois, Gouffre De Cabrespine, Abbayes Caunes Minervois, Eglise De Rieux, Oppidum D'ensérune, St Guilhem Le Désert, Cité De Minerve, 9 écluses De Béziers, Pont De Millau, Cathédrale De Béziers, Cité De Carcassonne, Cathédrale De Narbonne, Circulades( Villages En Escargots), Féria D'août De Béziers, Fête Du Vin à St Chinian, Rallye Des Cévennes, Feu D'artifice 14 Juillet à Carc, Mondial Du Vent à Leucate, Fêtes De La Chataigne Et Du Cochon à St Pons, ... etc.
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