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Mirepoix Information

Camon is a fortified village, much of which dates back to the 16th century, lying on the border between the Ariege and the Aude departements in the valley of the river Hers. Much remains of the medieaval ramparts, and parts of the Benedictine abbey church date back to the 10th century. The area is rural and agricultural, with rare species of orchids to be found growing wild in the surrounding hillsides, where there is ample opportunity for hiking. Fine views of the village and surrounding countryside are within easy walking distance of the house, and the foothills of the Pyrenees can be seen from the bedroom windows. Mountain-biking, horseriding and canoeing are also widely available in the locality. Camon is officially classified as one of the prettiest villages in France, and is well-known for its abundance of climbing roses which are planted throughout the village and celebrated in the annual Fete des Roses in May. The historic abbey-chateau in the village now operates as an upmarket boutique hotel with a fine-dining restaurant open to non-residents. The pretty medieaval castle town of Mirepoix, with its half-timbered pastel-coloured houses arranged round the town square is 10 minutes drive away with a full range of local shops and a bustling market every Monday. Montbel lake, 15 minutes away, offers a range of watersports, and the Cathar castles of the Languedoc are within an hour's drive.

Population:
150
Nearest Airports:
Carcassonne, Toulouse
Approx percentage of British residents:
10
Approx percentage of German residents:
Nil
Further Information:
www.tourisme-mirepoix.com/
www.chateaudecamon.com/
activities:
local walking spots | local fishing spots | beaches within two hour drive
shopping:
local super market | local butchers | local bakery | super markets and shops within a 10 minutes drive | local cafes
nightlife:
many bars and restaurants | no local bars and restaurants, but plenty can be found in neighbouring towns.
health:
local doctors surgery | local pharmacy
schools:
local nursery school
services:
bank | post office | cash machine | petrol station | garage | garden centre | hardware store
domestic travel:
very good travel links to near by towns and cities
international travel:
international airport within one hours drive | local airport served by year round low cost airlines
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