Need to unwind, take a rest or just escape? Here’s our selection of feel-good, gourmet getaways to soothe you as you sit back and forget the passage of time. Three priorities: pampering, relaxation and gourmet delights! Treat yourself!

01 Narbonne, for a charming gourmet break

At the heart of the city, wander from boutique to boutique and find yourself admiring the vestiges of the Via Domitia. Enjoy a gourmet break with the Wine-cellar Chefs. The cuisine is fresh, creative, and based on local ingredients. A walk along the Robine Canal will take you back to La Résidence, your 3-star private mansion. A beautiful, authentic setting in which to unwind. Just what you need before going in search of Narbonne’s historical heritage.

La Via Domitia sur les pas des Romains à Narbonne © Céline Deschamps-ADT de l'Aude
Cocktail dans les jardins de l'hôtel de la Cité ©Philippe Benoit-ADT de l'Aude

02 Carcassonne, for a moment out of time

Overlooking the lower town, the 5-star Hôtel de la Cité backs onto the rampart wall, offering a timeless moment right next to the Counts’ Castle and enchanting views over the private gardens. In an atmospheric Neo-Gothic/Art-Deco blend, enjoy a relaxing break at the spa and discover the world’s ancestral beauty traditions. Refinement is on the menu at the Michelin-starred restaurant, La Barbacane. A peace haven in a magical setting.

03 A gourmet weekend to discover the food and wine of Limoux

Concoct your own weekend programme of gourmet meals and culinary specialities (charcuterie, nougat, chocolate, etc.), discovering a host of grape varieties and the wine tourism features of the Limoux region. Don’t miss the “Bulles & Lumières” (bubbles & lights) tour at the Guinot cellars which have been the home of Blanquette de Limoux and Crémant de Limoux for 5 generations. Not forgetting to visit the Fourn family estate to taste no less than 10 vintage sparkling wines.
A chance to learn about the history and production of Limoux wines, how to blend them and how to taste them!

Dégustation de la Blanquette de Limoux © Céline Deschamps-ADT de l'Aude
Vignobles et spa au cœur des Corbières ©ADT de l'Aude

04 Corbières vineyards and spa

Close your eyes and listen to nature. You’ll find the Jardins de Saint-Benoît in the heart of the Corbières mountains. The spa is the ideal place to switch off and enjoy the stunning view over the garrigue. Explore the village on foot and visit one of the typical restaurants. Take a breath of fresh air on a gentle walk back through the vineyard and, once again, relax and wait for your meal to be served. It feels so good to be pampered.

05 A gourmet break with 3 stars

Have you already experienced true gourmet cuisine ? Located in a small Corbières village, the Auberge du Vieux Puits is a 3-star restaurant that’s flying high. Substances and textures are completely reinvented to enhance the flavour of the dishes which are based on local produce, every time. It takes real passion to be as inventive as this. The Michelin-starred chef, Gilles Goujon, has no lack of that, and his magic works. The menu of more than 900 references promises a unique moment. And you can prolong this extraordinary experience at the hotel.

Expérience culinaire dans l'Aude © Pixabay-Guillermomuro-ADT de l'Aude