Capestang, a charming village, is conveniently located just 10 minutes by car or 25 minutes by bike from Maison Quarante. Bicycles are available at the Mansion for guests to use. The town is known for its warm and welcoming locals, making it the perfect destination for a relaxing getaway. Visitors can explore the impressive Collegiale Saint-Etienne cathedral, which is one of the area's main attractions. Additionally, Capestang is a gateway to the Canal du Midi, and the Capestang Bridge is a must-see for anyone visiting the region. The town offers an array of local shops, markets, and excellent restaurants, as well as street cafes where guests can enjoy a delicious meal and a chilled glass of wine. For outdoor enthusiasts, the Electric Rando Moto is an exciting and entertaining way to discover the town.
Capestang bridge - Canal du Midi
Port de Capestang
Saint-Étienne Church of Capestang is a former collegiate church dedicated to Saint-Étienne. The building was classified as a historical monument in 1906.
Located just 30 minutes southwest of the Maison Quarante lies the historical city of Narbonne, which offers a wide range of attractions suitable for the entire family. Narbonne is an excellent destination to combine with a day on Narbonne Beach, or to enjoy the city's bustling street life, bars, and restaurants, where visitors can sample one of the many culinary specialties. Once the regional capital during Roman times, Narbonne has a rich cultural history that is reflected in its many historical sites and landmarks. The city is also renowned for its lively street festivals and events.
Les Halles de Narbonne
With a history spanning over a century, the indoor market offers a quintessential opportunity to immerse oneself in France's rich culinary heritage.
Located a mere 30-minute drive from Maison Quarante, lies the charming town of Béziers, steeped in history dating back to 575 BC, and home to a wealth of fascinating landmarks including the Cathedrale Saint-Nazaire and ancient Roman ruins. For shopping enthusiasts, the Polygone Shopping mall is a must-visit destination.
Street in the Old Town
The cathedral, constructed in Southern Gothic style, superseded a Roman temple and a Romanesque church which were destroyed during the Crusader army's capture of Béziers in 1209.
Carcassonne, situated just an hour's drive from Maison Quarante, is a quintessential medieval city, boasting a striking walled enclosure, castles, and a wealth of historical treasures. Its namesake board game is a testament to its enduring allure. You and your family can engage in various activities that bring the city's history to life, and perhaps even encounter your very own knight in shining armor. A visit to Carcassonne is an essential part of any itinerary in the area. Be sure to indulge in the local delicacy, Le Cassoulet, and savor the exquisite local wine.
La Cité de Carcassonne
Lac de la Cavayère
Musée des Beaux-Arts
The Carcassonne Fine Art Museum, established in 1836, offers a comprehensive exploration of French art from the 17th to the 19th century.
Montpellier, the third largest French Mediterranean city, offers an abundance of attractions for visitors to enjoy. As a food and wine enthusiast, you will delight in the city's three Michelin-starred restaurants, along with numerous other superb dining establishments and cafes where you can savor a delectable meal with your loved ones. For shopping enthusiasts, Montpellier offers an ideal destination to indulge in your favorite pastime.
Place de la Comedie
Jardin des Plantes
This green space, originally devoted to the study of medicinal plants, holds the distinction of being France's oldest botanical garden.