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L'Ancienne Pharmacie

3, avenue de malbec , Montlaur Nr Carcassonee, 11220 France (Show map)
11 Reviews
€ 50 - € 65
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Enjoy bed and breakfast in our delightful old house, formerly a maison de vigneron and the village pharmacy, or in our second gite almost next door, in the centre of the historic village of Montlaur in the heart of the Corbieres. Sleeps 6 in 3 double bedrooms in L'Ancienne Pharmacie(one with twin beds) each with private separate bathroom or shower room. Wifi throughout house. Breakfast with fresh local produce is served on the sun drenched terrace or in the dining room. Near the beautiful village of Lagrasse and only 20 minutes from La Cite, famous medieval fortress, at Carcassonne and the Canale du Midi, both UNESCO World Heritage sites. Ideal central location to explore the Cathar Castles in this region which is steeped in history.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.7

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A Home-Away-From-Home in Southern France

5 on November 20, 2013

After a long train ride on a winter’s evening, we arrived to a warm welcome from our hosts’ Peter and Felicity. Their unique B & B is located in a renovated, former pharmacy in the heart of a small village a short drive from Carcassonne. Sitting in the comfortable salon around a wood fire, we chatted over an aperitif. The ambience was calm, warm and engaging, as if we had long been firm friends and were preparing to head-off to an evening at the local theatre. Our double bedroom was located in a private wing of the home. It was spacious yet cosy - featuring both period and modern touches – and it had everything we needed. The view of the village church was a bonus. The spotless, new bathroom was decorated tastefully giving a bright and happy feel. My wife’s appreciation soared further when she discovered a hair dryer! Felicity provides quality linen. This, combined with a very good bed, gave us the most comfortable night’s sleep of our three-month trip in France. Breakfast was offered in the light and airy dining room. We enjoyed the quality of Felicity’s selections; these included excellent muesli and terrific fresh fruit salad. Montlaur is a genuine, quiet French village surrounded by local vineyards, small river gorges and wild highland country. Guided by Peter, we enjoyed all the local drives and walks. Afterwards, we headed off to see several other local villages and the fortified chateau at Carcassonne. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Peter and Felicity’s B&B in the ‘L’ Ancienne Pharmacie’ at Montlaur. It’s a home away from home in southern France. We are planning our next stay!

Delightful, home, lovely hosts and great dinner and breakfast.

4.6 on November 14, 2013

Delightful home, lovely hosts and great dinner and breakfast. Probably the best value of our 6 week trip. Excellent! Only problem, which would bother light sleepers like us, is the ringing of the parish church bells on the hour every hour which meant we had to close the windows and shutters which made it a bit stuffy. A shame really.

Superb and relaxing house..

5 on September 09, 2013

...not to mention the owners! The rooms are very nicely furnished and well equipped, as well as the bathrooms. Amazing breakfast. The village is so quiet, and the surroundings simply beautiful. I will definetekly suggest everyone to spend at least one night there!

Enjoyed our stay

5 on July 06, 2013

Good accommodation and friendly people, parking was good, and there is a local bakery not far from the house, good access to Carcassonne, Lagrasse and the beaches of Narbonne and Gruissan. The local vineyards were refreshing and enjoyed eating in the the Monze 11 restaurant among others. Fantastic week and really enjoyed ourselves. Breakfast superb!

Vacances exceptionnels à Montlaur!

4.6 on August 25, 2012

Ce sont des hôtes à recommander les yeux fermés! On s'est senti comme chez nous et ils sont d'une gentillesse et d'une serviabilité hors pair! Le petit déjeuner est royal: un point d'honneur est mit sur les produits locaux. Les chambres sont très cocoon et propres, de même que pour la salle de bain. Que du bonheur! Encore un grand merci pour tout à Felicity et Peter. PS: le vin que vous nous avez conseillé est délicieux et on l'a bu à votre santé! Greetings from Belgium, the Rossi family.

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Location Type

Airport, Countryside, Mountains, Village, Wine country


Toulouse, France (TLS-Blagnac) 60 miles

Directions to property:

From Carcassonne airport Follow the Autoroute signs for the A61. As you come out of the car-hire car parks you have to turn right, go to round-a-bout and then go back in the direction you have just come from (It should be signposted A61). About four hundred metres bear right and join a major road, at next large roundabout keep right and head for the A61 péage. Collect your ticket, no charge yet, and take the Autoroute in the direction of Narbonne (not Toulouse). You need to take first exit off the A61, junction 24, also to Carcassonne. Péage charge is 60 cents. Between the junctions you will see the castle to your left – very spectacular. Take the road (N113) to the right in the direction of Trebes. Just a short distance (it is easy to miss), turn/bear right off the N113 onto the D3, in the direction of Fontiès-d’Aude and Lagrasse. Follow directions to property above

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Mediterranean 50 mins, Ski resorts 1..25hrs, Horse riding in village, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Desk, Fireplace, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi , Laundry room which guests can use, also fridge, Lounge with satellite English and French TV, Tea and Coffee making facilites in kitchen, Many guide books, Library and games, Pretty walled garden and terrace

Room amenities

Bath robes, Hairdryer

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Boating, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Mountain Bike trails, Swimming in local lakes and rivers, Horse riding and trekking in village, Village festivals during summer, Village on walking routes, Cathar castles to viist all around, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 16.00
  • Check Out:: 10.30
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Travel cots= for baby, highchair, some toys
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited We have a border collie so dogs must be friendly

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two nights unless on walking or cycle holiday
  • Deposit Amount Required: 25% or 50 euros whichever is more. To be paid by bank transfer
  • Cancellations: Cheques only accepted if cleared in advance. Balance can be made by bank transfer one week in advance or cash on arrival. Cancellation 60 days in advance= deposit refunded less 30 euros Less than 60 days deposit retained



Felicity and Peter Collier

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

Resident Pets

1 Dog

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8.00-10am earlier if needed
  • Serving Location: Terrace, Dining Room

Special meal options

, Childrens meals

Signature Dish

Rabbit with agean prunes

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3, avenue de malbec , Montlaur Nr Carcassonee, 11220 France (Show map)

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