Lou Cantou

A lovely gem of a place serving some of the best examples of the local region with an Italian and British twist . Recently under new ownership, it is obvious that the chef has a love of food. Every dish is packed with flavour and, despite the rustic nature of most local cuisine, every dish … Continue reading “Lou Cantou”

Le Carnotzet, Couiza

Le Carnotzet is a family business run with pride and delivers great food in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. The place itself is a delightful surprise as you walk in off the road into a  beautifully carved high-ceilinged wood interior and out onto the spacious balcony overlooking the mountain forest weather permitting.  Similarly, the menu … Continue reading “Le Carnotzet, Couiza”

Wild swimming

As well as heading to the coast, there are a number of lakes near us with beaches and watersports activities available.  Our favourites being the Gorges de Verdoubles, Lac Montbel, the Lac de Cavayere (pictured) just 5 minutes drive from Carcassonne city.    There is also a very popular man-made swimming lake with a separate fishing … Continue reading “Wild swimming”