La Rougeanne

Moussoulens, Aude
Bed & Breakfast

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


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

Eat breakfast in the orangery or under the pomegranate trees in summer – you get a spread of pastries, bread, fruit, homemade cake, jam made by a neighbour, cheese and fruit juices. It’s a few minutes’ walk to the village of Moussoulens for places to eat – it has a bakery and general store too.

Use the car to discover hilltop bastides and the castles of the Cathars. Carcassonne is up the road and has a lively market on Thursdays and Sundays. Montolieu is just a five-minute drive and has tons of bookshops to browse – the French version of Hay. Cyclists love the routes along the Canal du Midi.

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We think you'll love

  • Hanging out by the pool and in the gardens
  • Visiting historical towns, coast and mountains
  • Eating breakfast in the orangery
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Home truths

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


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • 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

Special offer: An home made dinner by candlelight, following the tradition of gatherings of family and friends . 630€ for 2 persons / 3 nights / breakfasts / Welcome Diner / New Year's Eve Supper / 4th nigth free

Booking information

Check in
Christmas, New Year, 15 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


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 20 years. Monique has a way with interiors and is also a musician – there is a lovely grand piano in one of the sitting rooms.