Monique has endless energy and adores people, Paul-André is quiet and charming, together they promise you a wonderful stay. They bought the old wine-grower’s estate on the edge of town in a most parlous state – but look at it now! The sitting room is stylish, restful, flooded with light and washed with pearl grey and the bedrooms are quietly luxurious; Monique has a way with interiors. Have breakfast by the lavender in summer, then discover hilltop bastides and the castles of the Cathars… monumental Carcassonne is up the road. Return to a garden within gardens and distant views, an orangery and a pool. Bliss.