This gorgeous castle is located 5 minutes from the TGV train station, 50 minutes from Toulouse Blagnac airport, and 15 minutes from Saint-Clar. It’s built in neo-colonial style and has kept its beautiful architectural elements over the years.
The property has 500 m² of living space divided into 11 main rooms including 5 large bedrooms, beautiful terraces facing East and South, sports rooms, a cellar, double glazing, and air conditioning.
The first floor is composed of a large entrance hall, living room, dining room, office, bedroom, billiard room of almost 100m², dining room, and a bar, and a large office. There’s also a kitchen, laundry room, boiler room, and storage room.
The second floor offers 4 bedrooms of 24m², two of them with direct access to a large balcony of 40m² with beautiful views.
Outside, in the 3 hectares of fully enclosed park, you’ll find a swimming pool, tennis court, many outbuildings, garage of 90m², and a workshop. A truly great property not only for a new home but also for a lucrative business like renting it out for weddings and events!
About the place:
Saint-Clar is a commune in the Aude department in southern France. It is situated at the confluence of the Orbieu and Clar rivers, near Castelnaudary. The town has an ancient history dating back over 2000 years with its name originally coming from Claro Santus (meaning “Saint Clairs”). It is also known as “La Cité du Parc”, with reference to its main attraction, Europe’s largest national park of garrigues and cistus shrubland.
Saint-Clar has been honored by Unesco for its architectural heritage – just like many other towns near Rodez: Bram and Cordes Sur Ciel among them. And that’s no wonder! The area is famous for all those beautiful Romanesque churches built from the 11th century on. Saint-Clar itself was founded around 1100 AD when refugees settled down after their city had been destroyed during one of these battles between Christians and Saracens.
Things to do in Saint-Clar:
One really cool thing about Saint-Clar is its proximity to many great skiing spots like Meribel and Mottaret. There aren’t any ski resorts within Saint-Clar itself but if you’re willing to drive or hop on public transport it won’t be too hard at all getting up into those mountains where there will be plenty of fresh powder.
Saint-Clar is also home to a number of great restaurants where you can eat all sorts of tasty French food. There are places that specialize in seafood, other places for traditional options like duck confit, and still others that cook up some amazing pasta dishes! No matter what type of cuisine you’re craving there should be something on the menu at one or more of these spots.
One of the most interesting things to do in Saint-Clar, France is to visit the Cathédrale Notre Dame de l’Assomption which dates back all the way to 1150. It’s a gorgeous structure with lots of fantastic history that you can really feel when standing there for yourself. Definitely take some time out during your trip just to admire this church from different angles and see what it looks like at night as well.