Welcome to Stéphanie Lestel & Cédric Mauro
Come and sample the delights of the Pyrenees in south-western France
Located in a small area of woodland in the heart of the Ariège Pyrenees Regional Natural Park, the site boasts a shallow river ideal for children and a quiet and peaceful natural setting for swimming, trout fishing or simply taking a siesta. It also makes a great base for exploring the prehistoric caves, fascinating farms and Cathar castles in the vicinity and for a spot of hang-gliding, canyoning or potholing in the mountains. All you need to recharge your batteries!
The calm, family atmosphere
The Ariège Pyrenees Regional National Park – a great location for exploring the local area
Direct access to the river for swimming and fishing
River (direct access)
Heated outdoor pool
Wifi (€) dedicated zone
Fresh bread delivered daily
Motorhome service point
Explore the prehistoric cave at Le Mas d’Azil and its fascinating landscape of stone paths, dolmens and natural tunnels. Picnic area.
La Ferme des Reptiles (6km) houses a collection of snakes, giant tortoises and iguanas.
The Cathar castle of Montségur (50km from the site). The prehistoric cave at Niaux with its wall paintings (35km from the site). The medieval town of Carcassonne (95km from the site). The Labouiche - the longest navigable underground river in Europe (15km from the site)
Alzen: Chapelle Sainte Croix (medieval chapel), Ecomusée (organic gardens, bread and cheese making, local culinary specialities), Estaminet (homemade ice creams, local produce, free-range duck farm). The Voie Verte – a 40km long “green way” running from the village along the route of and old railway line dotted passes through a number of restored tunnels and other engineering structures).
Saint-Girons (Saint Lizier, one of the “Plus beau village de France”) – Castillons en Couserans (cheese making) – Lac de Bethmale (Ariège’s “legendary clog factory”, fishing, picnic area, woods) – Col de la Core (classic Ariège mountain scenery) – Seix (local food) – Back to Saint Girons along the “tunnel road” (a former railway line converted into a one-way road) En route: stunning scenery, Orrys cheese, characteristic local barns, shepherding.