La Rougeanne

Moussoulens, Aude
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)4 68 24 46 30
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A quiet retreat with blissful gardens, a pool and charming hosts. You’re close to bastide towns, castles and the Canal du Midi


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Monique and Paul-André bought this old wine-grower’s estate on the edge of town and carefully restored it inside and out. They look after you beautifully – she has endless energy and adores people, he is quiet and charming. Find an airy guest sitting room, gardens with views to the Pyrenees and luxurious bedrooms.

Breakfast in the orangery, or under the pomegranate trees in summer: pastries, bread, fruit, cheese, homemade cake, jam made by a neighbour. It’s a few minutes’ walk to Moussoulens village for places to eat – there’s a bakery and store too.

Discover hilltop bastides and castles of the Cathars. Carcassonne, nearby, has lively Thursday and Sunday markets. Montolieu, a five-minute drive, has tons of bookshops to browse – the French version of Hay. Cyclists love the Canal du Midi routes.

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We think you'll love

  • Hanging out by the infinity pool and in the gardens
  • Visiting historical towns, coast and mountains
  • Eating breakfast in the orangery or garden
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You should know

  • You have to go out for lunch and supper
  • You’ll need a car to get around


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • 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
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • 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
Christmas, New Year, 1 November - 31 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants within walking distance


Nightly price
from €110
Singles €100-€120. Extra bed/sofabed available €30 per person per night.
3 Doubles
From €110
1 Twin
From €110
1 Family room for 4
From €110



My wife and I stayed booked in last minute for three nights with our two and a half year old this summer and had a fantastic stay. We were blown away by the hospitality that Monique showed us. We had some troubles with our vehicle which we had to resolve during our stay and she did her very best to help us in every way possible (ferrying us to the local town for dinner, arranging transport to Carcassone etc). The property itself is beautiful as is the area - a proper southern French experience but without the volume of tourists in Provence. We will return - thanks for everything Monique!

Jamie, London

We loved this beautifully restored estate with its large grounds and secure parking, elegantly decorated interiors, delicious breakfasts and charming hosts. We would return in a heartbeat!

Anne, Adelaide

I fully recommend this place in terms of the quality of the accommodation and facilities offered as well as the friendliness and helpfulness of the owners. It is in a village which is well-placed for access to various activities and sites of historical interest.

Roslyn, Sawday's inspector

Great stay in this lovely elegant house. Splendid views, fine pool, and our hosts prepared a special birthday dinner. Very French and we shall definitely go again


Such a beautiful place. The host were wonderful, helpful and friendly. The rooms were amazing as are the grounds...infinity pool and gardens! A quiet village and great starting point for drives around the countryside with plenty of beautiful villages and town to explore. Couldnt recommend more highly! Rohan & Milly


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The neighbourhood

There’s much to do here: the book village Montolieu holds a monthly Sunday market; there are Cathars castles and Benedictine abbeys within easy reach; UNESCO heritage sites Carcassonne (14km) with its covered food market - Les Halles - and walking, cycling and boat trips on the Canal du Midi. The Mediterranean coast is a 45-minute drive and 1.5 hours will get you to the Pyrenees.

Local points of interest from Monique & Paul-André Glorieux

  • Canal du Midi.
  • The medieval city of Carcassonne (10km).
  • Montolieu - the 'village of books'. There is a book market every third Sunday of the month.
  • Cathar town of Minerve.
  • The abbey of Fontfroide - a former Cistercian monastery.
  • Cathar castles: Lastours, Peyrepertuse, Quéribus, Montségur, Puylaurens, Saissac


Monique & Paul-André Glorieux

Monique and Paul-André, originally from Paris, bought the property as a wreck many years ago and embarked on a huge restoration project. They have been welcoming guests for almost 15 years. Monique has a way with interiors and is also a musician – there is a lovely grand piano in one of the sitting rooms.