Maison Axiat family holiday accommodation ~ French Midi Pyrenees

TESTIMONIALS FROM VISITORS

Hello Mike,
Thankyou for the welcome home. We have been home a few days now, busy unpacking and removing the mould and dust left all over the house by our teenagers. The house was simply wonderful. We left the Dordogne in pouring rain and by the time we reached Tarascon it was clearing. We unlocked Maison Axiat and spent the early evening sitting on the terrace in sunshine with a glass of wine and the most magnificent view. We thought the location was very special and really enjoyed feeling remote from the noise of the world. Sitting up there and not even hearing any traffic noise, just the sheep's bells and the birds. We had good weather, neither too hot nor too cold and a few showers but mainly at night. We drove far and wide and I particularly enjoyed driving on the tiny road through the forest beyond Unac and across to Montaillou. There was a book wriiten about this tiny village by an historian with access to the inquisition records and my husband had long wanted to see the area. We had some nice lunches in Foix and Mirepoix, visited Cathar sites, drove to St. Bertrand-de-Comminges and saw some fantastic Roman ruins as well as the Cathedral and cloister. We shopped in Andorra and went to Spain to see Ripoll Cathedral. Went to Montsegur and the rather disappointing Rennes-le-Chateau though we knew better than to go on a Dan Brown trail. I particularly liked the caves at Niaux, marvellous paintings and a good English guided tour. Clementine was fine, though a bit shy with us. She was working hard on her vegetable garden every evening, planting in precise lines. I can't think of anything the house needs. It had all the things I look for in a holiday house - well-equipped kitchen, warm showers and a good reading light in the bedroom. We found it was very comfortable, beautifully furnished and a very welcoming place to return to after a long day in the car. I could not get enough of the constantly changing view. I did not want to leave at the end of the 2 weeks. We would love to come back and do some of the walks now that our youngest is getting big enough to walk for half a day. Next time I will be able to manage some walks as well, I had bad luck in our previous house in the Dordogne with a fall down the stairs and had to hobble around on a stick. I left the stick hanging on your hall stand for the use of any visitors who wish to look venerable. Thankyou for all your efforts to make our stay so special and best of luck to you both on your holidays. I'll keep your email address handy for our next planning - maybe 2 years? best wishes,

Sylvia - June 2006.


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