The Region

La Grangette is situated near Fanjeaux ( where the Romans had a temple to Jupiter), the medieval fortified Carcassonne, the Cathar castles of Queribus, Peyrepertusis and Montsegur. The lovely medieval village Mirepoix is closeby and has a market every week. Markets can also be found in Revel and Limoux.

The Canal du Midi is a world heritage site where boats can be rented or walks can be had along the shaded banks of the canal. It is a perfect place for a picnic. Around La Grangette there are walks that are also suitable for mountain bikes. For those who like mountain-hiking, the Pyrenees are at less then one hours drive. Famous wine regions like the Minervois, the Corbieres, the Cabardes, Limoux (sparkling white wine) and Fitou are nearby.
The Mediterranean beaches are at one hours drive (Narbonne-plage). Gruissan, close to Narbonne, has a very chic marina where you can just stroll and dream before enjoying wonderful fresh seafood in one of the harbour-side restaurants. Furthermore there is the Lac de la Ganguise (sailing), Toulouse (city of the squares), Albi (birthplace of Toulouse Lautrec), Collioure (painters-village), Montolieu (village of the books), Andorre etc. Plenty of activities can be found nearby including golf, horse-riding, tennis, canoeing, wild-water rafting etc.