Domaine de Puychêne

Saint-Nazaire-d'Aude, Aude
+33 (0)6 11 64 49 19
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Guarded by high gates is a spacious oasis on the edge of the village, full of friendliness and charm. Good restaurants are a 5-minute drive


2 places


Sleeping from 4 – 6

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Relax on your leafy patio, as the children frolic in the pool. Meet the other guests over wine tastings, or fun weekly dinners in the sun. This retreat is hard to beat, thanks to its owners Philippe and Véronique.

This delightful pair have thought of everything, from fabulous kitchens to a games room for wet days to a genuine welcome for all. With its striking 19th-century winery, white gravelled courtyards and verdant gardens, the domaine oozes southern charm.

Pop into the village for breakfast’s croissants: it’s a two-minute stroll. Cycle the tow path of the Canal du Midi; take a picnic to the beach at Narbonne (35km); discover medieval Carcassonne. Return to elegant living areas dotted with antiques, and big lofty bedrooms on the top floor. Of all the gites, Sauge and Safran are the stars.

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We think you'll love

  • The charming, meandering gardens and the heated pool
  • The proximity to the Canal du Midi
  • Staying in an exceptionally well-furnished gite
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You should know

  • With 10 gites and a pool, you're surrounded by families in summer
  • To reach restaurants and shops you'll need a car


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 7 nights in high season (18 June - 10 September).
1 December - 27 March, 16 May - 24 May.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from €145
Weekly price
from €924
Damage deposit
Cleaning, €50-€75.
1 House for 6
From €1876 beds3 bedrooms
1 Cottage for 4
From €1454 beds2 bedrooms



A lovely place in a lovely place. Philippe and Véronique were consummate hosts and we - a family with young children - had a great time. We wanted to stay longer and next time we intend to.

Chris, London

This is a very special place. We spent a week with our two young children at Domaine de Puychene and it ticked all the boxes for a perfect French holiday. The surrounding countryside is spectacular, and we loved visits to the beaches and nearby villages and restaurants. Our children loved making friends and playing on the grounds, and we enjoyed dinner with our fellow guests and hosts. A very memorable family holiday.

Clem, Herts

Domaine de Puychêne is a beautiful property which has been converted to the highest standards. Philippe and Véronique are clearly are proud of what they have created and love to see guests enjoy it. A real gem located in a beautiful area its a place that will create real holiday memories for children and adults alike, it has a rare combination of great facilities and accommodation in a fantastic area.

Tony, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

Just outside the gates is the tiny village of Saint Nazare d'Aude, with one small shop, a tabac and a bakery. A number of very good restaurants are a walk or cycle ride away along the leafy Canal du Midi, to the little port of Le Somail (2km). Facilities on site include a boules court, a games room, a playground, a playroom, a chill-out space for teens, and a heated fenced pool.

Local points of interest from Véronique & Philippe Comte

  • If you wish, we’re more than happy to give personalised advice on activities. We can suggest walking routes and cycle tracks to discovers, as well as making restaurant and activity reservations for you.
  • You can also relax in the garden, full of Mediterranean plants, or go bird watching near the salt marshes not far from us. You could also try delicious seafood, such as oysters and fish from the Med.
  • We hold wine tastings once a week in high season, with a regional wine producer. We can also suggest which cellars and wine makers to visit near the Domaine.
  • We’re 30 minutes from the beautiful beaches and rivers. You can visit chateaux, abbeys, charming villages and do sports: kite surfing, canoeing, rock climbing, tennis 4km away, cycling on the Canal du Midi 2km away.
  • We hold welcome drinks, for just your group, or with other guests – a lovely way for you and your children to get to know everyone else staying at the domaine. There’ll be lots to keep them busy too – ping-pong, climbing frame, football goal…
  • You can also discover local markets, treat yourselves in charming (and excellent) restaurants on the beach and in the countryside. You can meet olive oil, honey, herb and truffle producers nearby too. Please see our website for videos of our place!


Véronique & Philippe Comte

Philippe and Véronique are a lovely couple who have a passion for the property and great knowledge of the area. In 2012 they left Paris for the Languedoc, fell in love with the domaine, renovated extensively, and opened in 2015. They live in the village but meet every guest personally, and are frequently on site.