The serene tranquillity of the Domaine de la Vène is unrivalled in the region, with its peaceful silence being broken by nothing but the harmonious chorus of cicadas during the day and the song of nightingales after dark. When the sun rises at dawn, revealing rolling hills and forest as far as the eye can see, you could be forgiven for thinking that civilisation is a million miles away. Yet, with the medieval city of Carcassonne so close by, offering vibrant summer festivals, sight-seeing, wine tasting, and great dining, and with the option of day trips to fine beaches and even the Pyrenees, the estate is the perfect base to explore this culturally rich region, with as much or as little effort as you wish.
THE COUNTRY HOUSE
Comfort and luxury in your very own private French country house
Beautifully restored in traditional Provençal style and tastefully decorated throughout with original antiques, the main house is the perfect base for friends or family looking for a relaxing, secluded getaway in the South of France. It is also the ideal location for an event.
THE BERGERIE COTTAGE
Stay in a charming old French bergerie, the perfect hideaway
Adjoining the main house is a charming cottage or old French bergerie, perfect for a romantic escape. The cottage can be rented as part of the main house for larger groups, or on its own during the lower seasons.
GARDENS & POOL
Relax. Unwind. Soak up the French sun
The main house and cottage are set in a beautifully maintained 10 acre garden, with a large pool and pool house. Relax in total tranquillity by the pool and soak up the French sun, or enjoy lively lunch and drinks parties in the dappled shade of the many outdoor dining areas.
ROARING FIRES & COZY ROOMS
Fireplaces and warm cozy rooms welcome you in the winter months
Large dining areas
The domaine is a destination for all seasons. In autumn, discover the surrounding area cloaked in autumnal colours, when the vines turn various shades of orange and red. In winter, spend thanksgiving, Christmas, or NYE at the house. You will be toasty warm with the beautiful fireplaces and extensive heating system.
630 acres of spectacular landscapes and views
With its 630 acres of private land, the Domaine is the biggest estate in the vicinity of Carcassonne, and is renowned for its extraordinary views, natural landscapes, and wildlife.