The Riverside Gites

Lagrasse, Aude

Stay in big, charming, terracotta floored apartments in Lagrasse's medieval ramparts: paddle in the river, enjoy the shops and restaurants


2 places


Sleeping from 5 – 6


Once upon a time, many centuries ago, there were two houses divided by a cobbled lane. Centuries later, the cobbled lane was replaced by a winding stairwell and a vast sky-lit hall. Today, the hall separates two charming first-floor apartments and it’s a privilege to stay, here in the medieval ramparts and off the market square (parking is an adventure!) of one of the most historic villages of France. It’s a special place for both couples and young families – and dogs; the small garden below shared by ‘Riverside’ and ‘Market’, borders the pebble beach so you can paddle in the river or wander down to the 11th-century bridge. Each apartment is large, light-filled and lovely, with lofty beams and sweeping terracotta, pretty bathrooms and modern kitchens, colourful throws on comfy old sofas and quirky brocante finds – an easy, inviting décor. As for beautiful Lagrasse, it is centred around a Benedictine abbey dating from the time of Charlemagne. The owners, a young couple who live in the apartment above, are passionate about the Corbières and most courteous and flexible with guests.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Credit cards
  • 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

Booking information

Check in
between 4-8 pm
Check out
10 am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights on weekdays. 5 nights in high season. Short breaks available. Pets by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from €71
Weekly price
from €500
Damage deposit
€80-€120 per night low season. Special prices given for couples.
1 Apartment for 6
From €713 bedrooms
1 Apartment for 5
From €792 bedrooms


We had a truly magical multi-generation holiday in the Market Gite. A lovely market on our doorstep, as well as good restaurants and varied walking. Plenty of history whether at the Abbey, visiting Cathar castles or just wandering around the charming streets in town. The apartment itself was ideally appointed - some well loved toys, puzzles and books to keep little ones occupied. And plenty of reading and DVDs for older guests too. In terms of the kitchen/dining space, the open plan layout was perfect for family catching up, chatting and relaxing.

Anna, London

Two wonderfully relaxing weeks. Everything we needed, amazing views, tasteful apartment, comfy bed, sofas to relax on with a good book, and peace and quiet, listening to the river outside. Waking up to this sound is quite lovely and you will be looked after by very gracious hosts Roger and Kate. Good places to eat, abbeys to visit and drives through vineyards to the coast. It was a joy to take our old labrador down to the river each morning and evening!! Everything is thought of and whilst I wondered if two weeks was too long? It wasn't!!!!.

Ian, Kent

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Kate & Roger Sampson

  • Lagrasse, listed as one ot the most beautiful villages in France, has many excellent restaurants & shops.
  • Fabulous walking / cycling countryside, with many & varied marked routes.
  • Visit Carcassonne and the spectacular Cathar castles.
  • Beautiful Mediterranean beaches are only 45 mins away.
  • Shop for great local produce at one of the many colourful markets.
  • Take a boat ride on the Canal du Midi or simply Relax in our riverside garden.