The Razès Gîtes are based in a small rural village and, as such, there is no commerce here - just blissful peace. Amenities are close by and you may want to sample a little of what else the local area has to offer during your stay here.
There are some great restaurants in the neighbouring towns of Mirepoix, Limoux and Carcassonne offering a complete range from 5 star gastronomic experiences to honest and hearty food offered by family-run restaurants.
Whether you're looking for outdoor dining, in town or up a mountain, there's plenty to choose from within a 25 km radius. We are happy to make recommendations for our favourite restaurants and reservations wherever you may need them.
Markets in France are alive and thriving and Mirepoix on a Monday morning attracts traders and bargain hunters from miles around to one of the most popular markets in the heart of a beautiful medieval town. Each of the neighbouring towns hosts its own market on different weekdays and Carcassonne is itself host a huge market on Wednesdays. For those who like to sample the local produce, there's plenty of opportunity.
From Easter through to the end of September, there are many Vide Greniers (car boot sales) taking place in local villages. They tend also to provide food and drink and make a real day off it for all who care to visit.
The Malepère region (of which Razès is a part) is home to more than 350 of her own wines. There are a huge number of local producers here producing a amazing variety of reds, whites, rosés and champagne (blanquette and crémant as it's known locally). Needless to say, the majority are tremendous value for money.
For those wishing to try out some of the local wine, we can arrange local wine-tasting tours at: Château de Belvèze, the Cave du Razès, Domaine le Fort and the Domaine de la Blanquette de Limoux - each offers an unparalleled wine-tasting experience. Conversely, we can organise a wine-tasting session at home in our Grange so that you don't have to go anywhere.