If you are interested in more of a ramble than a gentle stroll you might want to try the 13 kilometre Gorges de Colombières walk. The path is rugged and parts are much more demanding than the easy broad track of the Gorges d’Héric. Continue reading
If you want to take in a round of golf during your stay at the Couvent – or if golf isn’t top of your list but fine dining is – try Lamalou-les-Bains golf club and/or its restaurant, La Capitelle. Situated just outside Hérépian on the D160 it’s just a few minutes’ drive or a 15 minute walk* from the Couvent. Continue reading
A walk from the Couvent up to Notre Dame de Capimont – a 12th century Romanesque chapel – offers lovely views over the valley and the town of Hérépian. After a short walk along roads you follow clearly marked footpaths. Continue reading
Classed as one of the ‘plus beaux villages de France’ Olargues is stunningly picturesque and well worth exploring. As you drive towards it from Hérépian* on the D908, the dominant bell tower appears high up to your right with the village of Olargues clinging to the rocky hillside below. In the valley the the 3-arched 12 century bridge (‘Le Pont du Diable’) straddles the river Jaur. Continue reading
During our recent stay at the Couvent we sampled the ‘Table d’Hôte’ one evening and we weren’t disappointed. For 29 Euros a head we were served a delicious meal, dining al fresco in the Couvent’s pretty garden with its beautiful backdrop of fields and hills. Continue reading
• Budget airlines offer cheap flights from as little as £65 return if you can be slightly flexible on dates and book in advance.
• Car hire starts at around £25 per day (Don’t automatically take the car hire service offered by your airline / travel agent. There are several comparison sites. ( e.g. kayak.co.uk or carrentals.co.uk ) Continue reading