Chateau Terre Blanche opens

 

Château Terre Blanche

Located in the south of France in the heart of the Cathar country, in the region known as the Quercorb, and nestled in the foothills of the majestic Pyrenees, lies the bastide town of Chalabre. Filled with all the character and charm of a medieval town, and in an idyllic rural setting, it was known as the ‘Terre Privilegiee’ as in 1210AD, the King of France exempted its citizens from paying certain taxes.

Bastide towns were built as the "new towns" of the 13th century, built both to be defensively strong and to regenerate the regions that had been ravaged by wars. It was built to a very distinctive design, from a central square following a grid pattern, where the streets radiate out and where the central square, the hub of town life, is decoratively arcaded, often with a free standing, covered market area.

Today the market still takes place every Saturday, making full use of the old design with its four avenues lined with trickling fountains, plane and chestnut trees, and which has now become one of the most picturesque markets in the region.

For the guests of Château Terre Blanche, the village of Chalabre offers a good selection of shops, with it’s restaurant and cafes, supermarket, charcuterie, doctors and pharmacy. It has an excellent boulangerie, making it a delight to buy your bread, fresh and delicious from the baker's ovens every morning.

Dominating the skyline, is the Château Chalabre, a Medieval Theme Park with it’s craft workshops, exhibitions, medieval combat, and hosting an annual jousting tournament.

Uniquely situated within the town's walls is the luxurious, newly renovated Château Terre Blanche, open all year round for private or business rental. The Château has four well-appointed oversized bedrooms, accommodating eight people, all with lavish ensuite bathrooms, finished to the highest modern European standards. There is the option for more accommodation upon request. Living areas comprise a library, Blue Salon, Grand Salon with baroque hand-carved wooden fireplace, gymnasium and dining room with flowing south-facing outdoor terrace, perfect for alfresco dining.

The Château offers four exquisite oversized bedrooms with soaring ornate ceilings and original fireplaces. All have been renovated to their former glory with silk drapes and the ultimate in comfort with the addition of new, luxurious, kingsize beds or coupling king singles topped with new microcloud technology. Fine soft bed linen are draped in embroidered silks and velvets, heaped with cushions for the maximum possible comfort. A true luxury Château rental in the south of France.

The original construction of the Château started in late 1911 using stone from the local Quarry of D'Alet, situated between Limoux and Chalabre. After many years of use (and misuse during war years) the chateau is now  owned by an Australian company, and finally ready for guests again. Also on offer are bespoke tours, cookery classes and cultural activities.

More details....

 
 

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

Related Articles

231_15676799571_5105_n

 

 

Www.Foodandtravel.Com.Au - Australia

Best Food Travel Website 2021

 


foodandtravel.com.au has been awarded

Best Antipodean Culinary Travel Expert, 2019

by the prestigious UK-based magazine...

 

 

It's worth taking a driving trip through country South Australia...

...winelands, long views, great seafood and more.

Find it HERE>>>

 


 

Where has WA's Great Southern and all the (wild)flowers gone?

You'll find them now permanently HERE...

 


 

If you are wondering where the GREAT IDEAS for Virtual Travel have gone to....

...they are HERE>>>

 


 

Missed seeing Esperance Western Australia ~ and Skylab?

HERE it is....

 


 

Georgia offers another world outside the capital...

Find out about it HERE>>>

 


 

World city options - take note....

...for when you travel again!

 


 

LISTEN TO SALLY'S PODCASTS...

...from all around the world

Tune in and hear her talks on     

Radio 2GB 873AM....

 

 


 

Jigsaws and fishy things...

...Nova Scotia has this and so much more.

 


 

History and beauty with a dash of fun...

...and that's just the beginning of Armenia!

 


 

Zany Zadar & Croatia's north

Crazy and beautiful, a place everyone should visit.

Read more...

 


 

Lovely Lisbon ~ and beyond. Sardines and secrets!

Find out much more here.... 

 


 

Where did cool Colombo go?

It's here!

 


 

Two virtual visits to Ontario

here....

AND

.....here!

 


 

Where is Tbilisi? 

Once you discover its beauty and history, you will be making plans to visit as soon as you can.

Read more....

 


 

Madrid the marvelous - so much to see in Spain's capital.

See it all here....

 


 

If you missed reading about Thailand's organic produce....

Here is the new link....

 


 

Colour comes to Green Summer

See what is happening in Australia's northernmost city this summer....

 


 

Here's something fun to check out!

The world's most popular surnames ....

...by country

 


 

~ Northern Spain ~

mountains and miracles - and much more!

After this journey, many people will never see the world the same way again.

 

Find out why....

 


 

Visit the beautiful heart of

Portugal....

Gondolas, cathedrals, cakes and a palace thrown in for good measure.

See for yourself!

 


 

And how about these vineyards in Georgia?

See other gardens in strange locations here....

 


 

Now this IS unusual! The Golden Bridge near Da Nang in Vietnam

(Photo: psyajh1004)

+++
See  more on this video....

 


 

Australia, the land of long straight roads.

Cross the country with us and see some more of them...

 


 

Make your own food and travel videos? YES YOU CAN!

Gordon Hammond gives some insider tips.....

 


 

Travelling to Sydney? The northern beaches are spectacular.

See what we mean...

 


 

For an exotic travel experience, go glamping in the desert.

Where do you think this is?

 


 

Hungary has something for every traveller.

Especially those who love good food...