The Barn at Bentefarine

Winter sees the local ski resorts open for affordable winter sports for all abilities.

Our local resort, Mont D'Olmes, is only a half hour drive away. And Ax-les-Thermes is about an hour’s drive. For those not so keen on skiing there is also the option of snow shoeing, tobogganing, husky riding or just sitting quietly sipping hot chocolate in one of the cafes while the kids enjoy a bit of ski-school.

Far from the Madding Crowds...only 45 minutes drive from Bentefarine, Carcassonne makes a great day-trip and it is a fantastic place to visit out of season, as well as in season, when the streets are much quieter. The Cite is a Unesco world heritage site and one of France's top attractions. In the Summer you can book tickets to see jousting displays set in the old moat and then go down and explore the boutiques in town.

In mid Autumn when the trees and vines are golden and red, the forests and fields are laden with foraging treasures from mushrooms, to juniper berries, rose hips and medlars...

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