My husband and I joined lifelong friends for a 2 week vacation and watercolor tour at Montfaucon this August. We are still talking about what a wonderful experience we had and how lucky we were to stay at Montfaucon!!! The chateau is breathtaking!! It is over 800 years old, overlooks the Aude River, has been lovingly and exquisitely resored and lavishly appointed. As soon as you open the door and view the magnificent staircase you know this will be a stay of a lifetime.
Watching Penny and Maeve, our energetic and knowledgeable guides for the entire two weeks, was like watching synchronized swimming. Every need and desire was anticipated and their command of the language, sites, local customs, and history of each village made the experience truly special. We really felt as if we came to know the real France in a way that is not possible in a big city such as Paris.
Limoux is a wonderful village with weekly markets, concerts, and restaurants on the square....all within a short walk over the Aude River. And the nearby villages are rich in history, castles, old stone walls, walled towns, and fields of sunflowers, lavender, and grape vines.
Dawn and Mo cheerfully greeted us each morning with a hearty breakfast and big smiles. They also made sure our wonderful rooms and luxuriant bath products were fresh and perfect each day.Jean Francois, master chef, created 5 star dinners the 3 nights we dined at "home" in the beautiful dining room just off the stone terrace...On the days when we were driven to other locales Penny and Maeve provided the transportation and rich historical descriptions of the places we visited. They even scouted out the perfect field of sunflowers for us to paint and made sure they knew the exact time of the day when the flowers would be facing our way so that our painting environment would be perfect. Again, attention to every detail !!
The last night we were at Montfaucon several guests wrote checks to reserve their spots for the return to Montfaucon in two years time. For some guests this will be their third visit. I would submit that this vote of confidence says it all!!!
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