Welcome to our former wine-château! Château de Massignan is idyllically situated on a little hill right next to the medieval village of Saint Marcel sur Aude, in the Languedoc nature reserve. The Pyrenees, the Montagne Noir and the Corbières can be seen on the horizon. Enjoy your patio amidst oleanders, pine trees and cypresses, or beside the pool in the extensive gardens. Château de Massignan is known for its relaxing quiet atmosphere. As English speaking hosts we would like to share with you our insider tips. We want Château de Massignan to be your recreational haven.
With more than 300 days of sunshine each year, the Languedoc-Roussillon region is an insiders’ tip for visitors to southern France. But there’s more to discover here than just sea and beaches. The sun bathes the vines in light. Majestic medieval castles, chateaux and abbeys bear witness to the dramatic history of this region. A trip off the beaten track leads you into mysterious caves and rugged gorges. Idyllic rivers, such as the Aude, and medieval canals fire the imagination of the traveller in this historic terrain of the Romans and Cathari. Château de Massignan’s central location enables the holidaymaker to pursue a wide variety of interests without travelling far.
All apartments have got dishwasher, microwave, and fully equipped kitchens. All electricity comes from renewable sources. We got wireless LAN for Internet access. There is a little château-store with excellent local wines (winery direct sales prices) and regional food. Sheets/towels can be rented from us. The baker delivers every morning your baguettes and croissants to the château, the local farmer brings his vegetables and fruits of the season. You can book additional cleaning service, Babysitting, cooking by a French woman - ask us for our recommendations, what to explore, where to go. We have bikes for rent to do wonderful biking tours along the world heritage “Canal du Midi” or through vineyards. You can play tennis, golf, do fishing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing, take a boat on the canal du Midi, or along the costal line etc…
Or just profit from the exquisite French cuisine, wonderful wines and tremendous cultural heritage of the prehistoric, the Greeks, the Romans and the tragic mysterious story of the cathares. Stroll over French markets, beaches, explore the different natural reserves of the Mediterranean costal area and lagoons, the Montagne Noire, the Corbieres up to the Pyrenees.
We are a couple of hundred yards away from the village (baker, butcher, fishplace, supermarkets, newspaper, pharmacy, flowers, hairdresser) We are close (1mile) from the world famous "Canal du Midi", 10 miles from the Mediterranean Sea.
Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further information.
We are an old former wine château transformed into an authentic vacation rental place. We are not a hotel. We (E.U.R.L. Château de Massignan) want to create a unique vacation experience for you (the client). Please help us with your ideas and recommendations.
CHECK-IN: between 4 p.m and 7 p.m. If you might not be able to arrive during the time indicated, contact us to arrange your arrival. If by any reason no one will be present at your arrival you will always find the necessary information at the reception area (called accueil) or on its door.
CHECK-OUT: your room must be left tidy and in good shape before 09.30h the day of your departure. If you want to leave at a different time, contact us, so we can try to arrange it for you. In case of any damage it needs to be reported at the reception latest with your check-out. Often we do “check-out” already the evening the day before your departure.
SATISFACTION: If there is anything during your stay which does not reach your expectations, is not as promised or any claims about non-fulfillment of the contract, report it to us immediately at the reception or if closed, the next day or in emergency cases immediately by phone. Any complaints later than this cannot be considered, because in case... you have to give us a chance to get problems solved and things fixed.
ADDITIONAL COSTS: we have a couple of extra services prepared for you. Please ask us for the list. There is a cleaning fee of 50€ as a lump-sum. Electricity will be charged 0,20 / KwH. You can rent a 3 towels set (bathing/shower/hand towel) for 10€. Imaging that guests staying less long, get the apartment less dirty and we hope to need less time to clean after them. Therefor for guests staying 1-3 nights we include electricity, bedlinen and towels in this charge of 50€.
CANCELLATION BY CLIENT: Any cancellation must be notified by telephone AND by E-mail to us and confirmed by us in written. As we are a very small family run company, in case of cancellation or interruption of your holidays, we cannot guarantee to rent out your apartment otherwise. In this case, the rent must be paid at 100%. We recommend you to sign up for a travel insurance. For more information, contact us.
CANCELLATION BY US: If we have to cancel your reservation, we will endeavor to find another accommodation for you. If you take it, the contract will be replaced by a new contract with the other accommodation, if you refuse the proposal or will not be accommodated in any other way, we will refund within 14 days the sum paid by you.
PAYMENT: A deposit of 30% of the rent must be paid on the date of booking by you. The rest of the rent has to be paid 4 weeks before by transfer or on the agreed day of your arrival in CASH. Additional costs for services, electricity etc. have to be paid to us in CASH at the end of your stay while checking out.
USE OF THE PREMISES: You must respect the peaceful character of château de Massignan. Noise after 10pm around the apartments is not permitted. We have nice areas for you to stay up late. Talk to us about it.
PETS: We love pets. Contact us, we’ll tell you the conditions under which you can bring your animals, so it will be perfect for you and your pet. If you bring animals to your apartment without our written confirmation you cannot move in and will have to find an accommodation somewhere else.
GROUPS: Anything more than 6 persons (e.g. friends, family, colleagues) is considered as a group. For groups wishing to stay in our little paradise, you have to contact us before making your reservation, so we can make sure you'll find the appropriate accommodation at our place. If groups arrive without our written confirmation you cannot move in your apartments. The rent will be still due.
CAPACITY: This reservation is made for a specific number of people. We need to know who is coming to prepare everything at its best. If the number of guests arriving or staying, stipulated on the reservation, is exceeded, we reserve the right to refuse your moving into the apartments. Children and Babies are persons too. – don’t you think?
Cancellations and refusals based on the terms and conditions do not lead to any right of compensation or waiver of the rent other than indicated here. Deposit: We reserve the right to ask for a deposit of 300 €. If a provision of these termes and conditions is or becomes illegal, invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, that shall not affect the validity or enforceability in that jurisdiction of any other provision of these terms and conditions. Place of jurisdiction is Narbonne.