4,6 en octubre 05, 2010
We found Maison Allene to be absolutely perfect in every way: beautiful, clean, friendly and helpful. I would unreservedly recommend it to anyone wanting to visit any or all of the many sites within 50 km. The best B&B my family and I have ever experienced - When looking for a B and B near enough to Carcassonne to visit, but far enough to be away from the chaos, we happened upon Maison Allene, and how lucky we were. The location is in a small town east of Carcassonne, in the middle of wine country, and close to the mediterranean. We stayed for 4 nights and managed to do a little of all of that while we were there. When we made the reservation, the owners were happy to accommodate us by adding 2 single cots to our room, so we would not have to get 2 rooms. The room was very large, airy, with crisp linens and very comfortable bed. We learned that the B and B was just renovated and it was obvious by the pristine condition of everything there. Breakfast was served in the lovely tiled courtyard that separates the owners' home from the B and B. The breakfast was coffee, fruit, ham and cheese and delicious baked goods from the local bakery. In Lezignan-Corbieres itself, there are a couple of restaurants and it is worth it to stay there over a Wednesday, when the regional market shows up in the center of town. The owners are also happy to make suggestions and reservations for anything you might want to do in the area.
4,8 en julio 11, 2010
I stayed at Maison Allene for a few days. It is a quaint B&B with four beautifully decorated rooms. I stayed in the Minervois room, which has one bed, and it was very spacious and clean. The bathroom has a European shower stall in it. The B&B is across a well designed courtyard from the owners' house. It's so quiet that you don't hear any noises at night. There is an A/C unit in the room, so it kept the room nice and cool at night. The B&B is located right in the center of Lezignan Corbieres, so you can walk to a few great restaurants and brassieres for meals and drinks. There's also a small local marche for any groceries, and boulangeries and pattiseries for pastries and bread. If you enjoy wine, there are several great local wineries within a short driving distance, or you can visit several small, quaint towns each with its own character. It's also not that far from Carcassone or Narbonne either, which are great cities to visit, as well as the beach/coast. The owners are Dutch, but they speak English and French very well. They served a great continental breakfast every morning in the courtyard. I really enjoyed my stay there. Can't wait to go back again.