L'Abbaye-Château de Camon is an ancient Benedictine monastery dating back to the tenth century. It is situated in the beautiful village of Camon in the foothills of the Pyrénées. Surrounded by forest and pasture it is only a ten minute drive from the medieval town of Mirepoix. In the heart of Cathar country this historic monument is now a luxury chambres d'hôtes, also available for exclusive use.
Facilities: Swimming pool, parking in the grounds, library with wi-fi, mature, terraced gardens, table tennis room
Open from 1 April until 31 October.
" It's hard to describe what makes this such a great place. First and foremost, the owners, Katie and Peter are wonderfully friendly, helpful and creative hosts. They have restored a beautiful 10th Century abbey perched on a small hill at the heart of the tiny village of Camon and turned it into a Chambre d'hotes which is an oasis of such under-stated luxury and tranquillity that it would be hard to match anywhere. "