Les Remparts

Luxury holidays in the south of France

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Local facilities

Lezat is 7 km up the main road and provides all the ameneties of a typical French market town such as a good supermarket, a bank, bakeries, butchers, antique shops, a vets and a doctors surgery.

Other larger towns are Pamiers (25 km) Foix (40 km) Toulouse (45 km) and Carcassonne (120 km)

There are large supermarkets in all these towns as well as plenty of small interesting shops.

Local attractions

Things to do: This is just a brief resume. Please talk to Ben about what you are interested in and he can provide you with more information.

History

The area around Saint-Ybars is steeped in history ranging from beautifully preserved medieval towns such as Carcassonne and Miripoix, the imposing ruins of Cathar castles still guarding the mountain passes and prehistoric caves still with amazing paintings on their walls. Here are a few web sites of places of interest.

Cycling

The rolling countryside is ideal for cycling with its gentle hills and quiet lanes and for those who prefer a more serious challange there is always the possibility of following the mountain stages of the Tour de France as the Pyrennees are only an hour away.

Riding

There are local riding stables nearby including the National Centre for the Merens (the native Pyrenean horse) at La Bastide de Serou. (45 mins away)

Golf

La Bastide de Serou

Skiing

The wonderful ski resorts of Guzet and AxBonascre are only an hour away.