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Lagrasse is near both the Mediterranean Sea and Pyrenees mountains, in the Aude department of the Languedoc-Roussillon, which is now part of the larger Occitanie region. You’ve arrived!
Deep in the countryside, Lagrasse feels peacefully timeless. But this small village, first built around an ancient abbey, still thrives to easily meet all your daily needs. And it’s only a short drive to either Carcassonne or Narbonne for everything else larger cities can provide.
Here you are in the Orbieu River valley, like so many other lucky folks who’ve been crossing that stone bridge since medieval times.
The central Market Place just outside our front door.
Bienvenue! It all begins here.
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… to take a virtual tour through every room, so you can absorb the essential nature of this comfortable holiday home, which we hope will capture your heart too!
The ground floor foyer inside our riverside medieval building. That’s the door to our Balcony Gîte on the left.
Opening the door to new possibilities in all our lives.
The main room with open space, spectacular views and comfy couches.
Moving forward to take it all in.
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The Namesake Balcony
As an integral part of the name for this riverside gîte, its expansive balcony is a distinguishing feature that naturally entices you outside to further see, hear, feel and deeply breathe in all the wonder that surrounds it.
Sit down now to get it while you can.
Looking toward the kitchen window and further on to the bridge over the river.
Balcony view across the beach and river to the other side.
Looking down to the garden terrace, beach …
… and stone table just below.
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With an abundance of openness and light to keep inviting Mother Nature back inside while you eat, write and/or cook.
A good place to be lost in thought. Capture it!
Plenty of drawers, cabinets and work surfaces,
so you can make the most of your time here,
in this spacious and well-equipped kitchen.
Heading back through the main room to the …
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Where you can comfortably settle in with a king-size bed.
And unpack your things to keep both here and in the armoire.
Enjoy the view out another set of French doors to the balcony.
And there’s a chair to quietly read in or simply rest your sweater on.
Enjoy this lovely sight to look up at and close your eyes on as you drift off. Sweet dreams!
This full bathroom offers you a deep tub to soak in after a long day, hike or bike ride.
Or you can just take a quick shower.
All the necessities are provided.
And there are plenty of places to keep your things both handy and out of the way.
Then back through the main room to the …
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A friends or family second bedroom suite.
With both light-blocking drapes and easy access to the kitchen for midnight snacks.
Both a queen-size double and single twin bed.
Their own toilette.
And separate shower.
Back out the front door and …
Don’t forget your hat, coat, sunblock, water bottle, backpack, chocolate bar, picnic gear …
… cell phone, wallet, and the keys to this timeless kingdom …
… either downstairs to the beach or across the bridge again for …
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Back of our building (the one with the distinctive blue shutters), which is all part of the original fortress wall.
Back view of our ground floor front entrance Balcony Gîte, with the garden terrace and riverside beach below.
La joie de vivre when you’re staying at the Balcony Gîte.
Free to soak up the sun and keep blowin’ in the wind.
To gather round. Sit, down, stay. This is what it’s all about.
Bon Appétit et Vacance!
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