Village house with private terrace
Tastefully restored 400 year old village house in the pretty wine making village of Tuchan set amongst mountains, castles,vineyards and lavendar fields.
Located in the oldest part of the village, in a courtyard with 6 other houses, steps away from all amenities you could possibly need. Ideal location for a base to visit the many attractions of South West France - Tuchan is on the 'route de vins' nestled amongst a chain of pretty wine making villages.
From breathtaking views of snow capped mountain ranges in winter to lavendar fields and vineyards in summer. This area is totally unspoilt with ancient castles, abbeys,natural springs, gorges and pretty rivers.
With over 300 days of Mediterrenean sunshine Tuchan’s excellent location makes it ideal place to holiday all year round. Nearby Perpignan, Carcassonne, Narbonne, Montpellier and Nimes are beautiful large cities/towns offering lots of culture, historical buildings, great cuisine and shopping.
The area has numerous excellent sandy beaches within 45 mins drive. The quaint seaside town of Collioure and Port Vendres are 55mins drive and are well worth a visit.
Perpignan the closest large town is 40 mins drive. With a pretty river running through the centre, lined with cafe bars its a great place for the gentlemen to sit and have a beer whilst the ladies shop in the wide range of shops.
The ski slopes of the Pyrenees come to life in winter with great skiing and après ski. Even the non skier will find plenty to do at the ski resorts. The nearest ski slopes are about 1.5hrs drive in the Pyenees. Andorra is about 2 hours. The slopes in Les Angles (1 hr 50 mins) are well worth a visit, reasonably priced ski hire and lift passes, free BBQ and coals at the top of the slopes. Breathtaking views and non skiers can get up to the restaurant and BBQ area easily.
The enchanting town of Carcassonne is an hours drive with its fortified village full of cafes,shops and street entertainment. Carcassonne has a music festival in July with many famous UK artists.
Narbonne about 45 mins away is a lovely French town with lots to do including a beach and great activity centre called L'espace de liberty which has an Olympic size pool, slides, ice rink, bowling alley, bar and great self service buffet.
The Spanish border is about 50 minutes away and Barcelona 2.5 hours away. In 2010 a TGV train is planned to run from Perpignan to Barcelona taking only 40 mins!
In June/July /Aug Tuchan has some local festivals in the village square.
There are a number of nearby villages which have local weekly markets and most weeks small markets visit Tuchan.
The Tour de France will pass through Perpignan ( about 40 mins drive) and along the coast this year.
Tuchan / Paziols area
Tuchan has everything you could possibly need ;
- Grocery shop (open 7 days a week)
- 5 restaurants ( within 10 mins walk) -note 2 closed from Nov -May
- Village outdoor pool (high season only)
- Bakery ( open 7 days a week)
- Cash point
- Post office
- Tourist information
-Pottery and art shop
- Petrol station ( outskirts)
-Regular outdoor markets in the village square.
- Wine cave and visitors centre
- River swimming area
- Quad biking through the vineyards
- Volley ball in the village square
- Camp site - Lapierre( 10mins walk with lovely pool, volleyball. good restaurant and bar, twice weekly entertainment in high season)- owner happy for local villagers to use his facilities -open May - Sept
Tuchan is well know for its wine (Fitou being one) and there are many activities throughout the year to celebrate this. If you are a wine connisieur this is the village to base yourself , right in the heart of wine country with the large Mont Tauch cave and education centre 5 mins walk away.
Some very good local restarants within walking distance.
Nearby there is Rock climbing, walking and cycling treks,fishing, quad bikes.paragliding and horseriding.
Local attractions include Tautavel ( prehistoric man museum), Chateau d'aguillar, white water rafting (Axat), Many wine caves, African Reserve, Little Yellow train thorugh the breathtaking Pyreeness mountains and ski -ing within 1hr 40mins.
Tuchan has itsown wine cave and education centre which offers tours, a children's play area and local produce shop. The village has many walking and cycling treks and has rock climbing, paragliding and horseriding very close by.
| Indoor Amenities |
- DVD Player
- washing machine and Tumble dryer
| Near Attractions |
- National Park
- Vineyards and wine caves
| Outdoor Amenities |
- Patio Furniture
- Village outdoor pool
| Near To |
- City centre
| Possible Activities |
- Horseback Riding
- Mountain Biking
- Quad bikes, paragliding
| Restrictions |