Au Chateau de Villelongue

Roost and host room in a resting place

Visit the territory

Between Aude and Ariège, the mountains, countryside and sea. Between culture, leisure, nature, sports and relaxation, the area is bursting with different activities to suit all tastes. The castle is an oasis of calm, surrounded by jewels of all kinds. We will be able to help you during your stay so that you can make the most of it at your own pace.
The territory is rich in Cathar stories, starting with the city of Carcassonne, 40 minutes away. The most famous Cathar castles can all be reached within an hour and a half, such as Montségur, Puylaurens, Peyrpertuse, Quéribus, or the towers of Lastours castle north of Carcassonne.
l'épicerie bar snack du village, villalongua

What to do in Villelongue-d’Aude

The village is a haven of peace you will love to explore on foot. The alleys are narrow and authentic, and you will be charmed by the calm of the place and the friendliness of its inhabitants.

• The newly-opened Villalongua grocery store is a place for supplies and meetings and it also offers a bar and restaurant in the evening.

• Wine-tasting? The Capdepon estate is ready to welcome you for a visit and a tasting of their quality wines. You will have the choice between white Chardonnay, Blanquettes de Limoux, and other specialties. You will be delighted to meet the owners.

• Do you want a good local beer? The “Verre à Soif”, a co-operarive café at the foot of the castle opens its doors every Thursday and Friday evening. Concerts take place regularly during the summer months . The "tréteaux" is an event held on three Sundays during the summer which combines live music with a market selling local produce and arts and crafts.

• Some artists and craftsmen exhibit at their homes in the village, including the Coquelicot workshop (painter) and Maï (handcrafted wooden objects).
festival de musique les bulles sonores, en octobre, à limoux
le pont vieux à limoux
Le carnaval de Limoux

Limoux and its events

Limoux, 10 minutes away is a lively town hosting many events (250 days a year):

• The Limoux Brass Festival in May, a concert of music of brass instruments.

• Les Bulles Sonores, where great artists of modern music meet in October.

• Toques et Clochers, a major gastronomic event in April, where funds are raised for the restoration of the churches around Limoux.

• The Open Games, a multi-sport adventure over a weekend in September, in support of the Olympic movement, and accessible to all.

• The Limoux Carnival, the longest in Europe. Masked bandas followed by traditional brass bands stroll and follow one another on the Place de la République, every weekend for 3 months, from January to March.

The surroundings area

A little of refreshment? The lakes of Montbel and Cavayère are in approximately at 40min. Active yourself around the Aude, and  its activities of running waters as the rafting, hydro speed or kayak.

A moment of relaxation ? Find the Thermal baths of Rennes Les Bains and its thermal natual hot water and recognized for its virtues for the osseous and articular problems.

Treat your papillae to the local markets of Mirepoix, Espéraza, Carcassonne and Limoux. You can realize tastings around the wine, Nougat Bor, chocolate of Nougalet or  taste typical dishes as the Cassoulet of Castelnaudary or Fricasseed of Limoux.

Without forgetting to visit the most beautiful villages surroundings, of which some circulade. And also the medieval historical villages and the history of Alet les Bains, Rennes le Chateau, Camon, and so many others.

Walkers, by mountain bike, cycling or insatiable sportsman, you won't miss nothing. Sites of climbing are accessible with lent topographical guides. You have lots of paths, where you can have fun in family on acrobatic courses in height.

And as the rain can intervene, you can stay under cover by visiting the museum of dinosaurs and hat shop of Espéraza, museums of the Piano, the automaton and the mask in Limoux. Either you can choose to visit the caves of the black mountain (Cabrespine, Limousis) or still the subterranean river of Labouiche, in  Ariège.

Coming to the Château de Villelongue is to be sure to rest knowing that there are thousand opportunities for entertainment !