Located in the narrow streets of the medieval little town Montolieu you will find an imposing building: La Manufacture Royale. Spend your holidays in the historic ambience of a former linen factory, which was built in 1793 by King Louis XV. Most of the features of the building have been kept in their original condition, such as the monumental staircase, the old fireplaces, the floors with stone tiles and the impressive vaulted cellar. But you don’t feel like you’re in a museum thanks to the unconventional mix of furniture of different periods: Modern design has been combined with vintage pieces and antique details.
There are two suites and two studios as well as five apartments, which offer sufficient space for families. Children are welcome, and they find lots to discover in the large terraced garden through which even a river runs. Meanwhile, the adults can relax by the pool in a deck chair or hammock; perhaps reading a book since Montolieu is known as the “book village” and has numerous bookshops, a book museum as well as a book market.
What to do
On the estate: Pool, fitness room and relaxation area for massages, local wine tastings, weekly dinners and breakfasts, mini-shop with local products and handicrafts.
The area offers a great diversity of beautiful landscapes. Near of the mountain, you will find two interesting historic cities; Carcassonne & Narbonne, the Mediterranean coast, the canal of the Midi, several fortified Cathar castles and a wonderful nature. Montolieu is located in the vineyards of Cabardès which is part of the Languedoc’s wines. Retsaurant Le Parc Carcassonne (2 Michelin stars).
Sports: canoeing, rafting, kayaking, biking, visit to the caves, fishing, golf, skiing, catamaraning, wind and kite surfing, go-karting, adventure park/tree climbing in Carcassonne, boat rental on the Canal du Midi.
Why we like this house
A wonderful mix: historical architecture, eclectic interior design and a large garden with pool. Plus an environment that has a lot to offer.
This house is great for
Great for all who appreciate historical flair and creative furnishings. Perfect for families. Foodies will find good restaurants in the area. The Manufacture Royale can also be rented completely, e.g. for weddings and other celebrations.
|Region/Town||FR – France, Occitania, Aude , Montolieu|
|Name||La Manufacture Royale|
|Scenery||Classic French village on a narrow plateau|
|Number of guests||4 apartmemts for 4 people, 2 suites for 2 people, 2 studios for 2 people|
|Completed||1739 / 2003|
|Published||GEO Saison 11/2016, Schöner Wohnen 6/2011 (German Magazines)|
|Architecture||Listed building - old, Old & new|
|Criteria||1-2 (house/apartment), 1-4 (house/apartment), Apartments combinable, Rooms for 1-2 (hotel), Art, Family, Garden, Hiking, Lake/river, Pool, Restaurant, Urban, Wine|