Have you ever wanted to have a weekend getaway in the South of France, but never got around to actually doing it? Me too, until last Friday, when I did just that and created so many beautiful memories over the following two days, that I am seriously considering making it a regular thing now.
On a Friday afternoon last week we took a flight from London Gatwick to Montpelier in the South of France to start our adventure. It was also my first time in that part of the country and I was really excited to see it. Right upon our landing I was already impressed by the scenery, with the mountains in the background and the amazingly warm weather. That lucky region still has a proper summer feeling to it! That’s when I realised that I should definitely make sure to come back here again whenever I am bored with dark and grey London, especially that it’s only a 1h20min flight.
CHATEAU DE LA REDORTE
Over the weekend we stayed at two different properties, both of them unique and absolutely stunning. Chateau De La Redorte (restored in 2016) makes you feel like you are stepping into a movie set, with its chic and elegant interior, spacious self-catering suites and Wine Tunnel in the estate’s cellar. Along with the suites, the property offers a number of ‘duplex’ apartments, all facing the stunning pool and Chateau’s manicured gardens.
Located right around the corner from the World Heritage site of Canal du Midi, Chateau de la Redorte is just the best place to stay if you want to explore the charming Languedoc area and experience the relaxed yet chic way of South of France lifestyle.
LE COUVENT D’HEREPIAN
I absolutely love changing locations and hotels few times during my trips as it helps me to explore and experience more of the area as well as feel like my trip is just starting again. That’s how I felt upon our arrival to Le Couvent d’Herepian. Located in the small village of Herepian, this boutique hotel is a beautifully renovated 17th century convent with 13 suites. Equipped with a Spa, indoor and outdoor pools as well as a restaurant and bar, the Couvent is a perfect place to immerse yourself into a relaxing and slow paced life of the village, enjoy the stunning views and delicious wines and food that the area has to offer.
Over the weekend we did so many exciting things that I am going to dedicate a whole post to them in the future. So stay tuned for some stories about oysters, wine, vermouth, olive oil and truffles. Ohh!