In the village of Montolieu (15 minutes from Carcasssonne), La Forge de Montolieu is a former industrial site of 16 ha. which had in succession Napoleon's forge, mills and spinning mills. On site, a large private and fenced park of 16 ha, featuring riverside and lake views & walking trails allows for a relaxing return to nature.
The splendid Douglas pine classified as "Remarkable Tree of France" welcomes any being of passage with the benevolence and the secular memory of the one who dominates quietly for so many years at the edge of the river.
Mansion, cottages and unusual homes make up the range of possibilities of your stay. The table is renowned; you can at La Forge, sleep well, eat well, play, read, relax, think, work, learn, garden, observe nature, meet or isolate yourself from the world.
The hosts, Charles Cowen, photographer, landscape gardener and musician and Laure, bookseller welcome their guests warmly, in a relaxed and family atmosphere.
Up to 17 beds divided into 11 rooms, a table of about thirty guests; The Forge welcomes families, groups of friends or work, business seminars.
The atmosphere is conducive to relaxation, inspiration, speech; time passes by differently, the multiplicity of the place seduces. On request, we can help you decide the best possible configurations of the rooms to fit your budget and group’s needs to enjoy the property.
Meals can be provided by La Forge.
The good products and the good meals are in La Forge but also everywhere, from the bar to the star-studded restaurant by way of markets and craftsmen / local traders, the distributors of fresh and organic products, the cooking classes ...
The suppliers of La Forge are local: farmer or fruit farmer, breeder, miller, dairy, cheese, beekeeper ...
La Forge proposes, upon reservation lunches and dinners for its table d'hôtes - a single menu for the same table - adapting to the number of guests.
"Amazing, stunning and highly recommended
This hotel/chateau is AMAZING, STUNNING and highly RECOMMENDED. Owners very friendly and helpfull. Rooms very big and clean, interior very nice, bathrooms and beds very comfortable. Surroundings very nice. Breakfast tasty, fresh and in good quality. Exceptionally tasty dinner made from fresh local products. Very good price and quality balance." Mida - Lithuania
Stayed at this amazing place for 2 nights during a road trip through France. Beautiful location with incredible grounds to walk in. Great place to relax and recharge your batteries. Hosts Laure and Charles are incredibly nice, very welcoming and make you feel at home straight away. Very relaxed atmosphere, great breakfast and an exceptional dinner. Highly recommended. I will definitely return one day." Remco - Spain
"Wonderful, secluded and peaceful stay close to Montolieu with excellent hosts !.
The rooms were very large and comfortable and the hosts were extremely helpful and welcoming. The food was delicious and cooked by one of the owners. They were very gracious and polite hosts and made every effort to accommodate any of our wishes. They were also happy to show us around their massive kitchen which was one of the focal points of the property. The property has extensive beautifully kept gardens over various levels and provide some pleasant walking spaces. The property is secluded, even for a town as quiet as Montolieu, and provided a wonderful and peaceful retreat. It is an excellent place to visit as a family or a couple; we came with our 2 yr 10 month old son, and he loved it. We would be more than happy to plan a trip back there in the near future!" Manish - Great Britain
"Perfect Place ! Stayed with Charles & Laure for just one night during our France road trip. La Forge was quite the stop! The hosts are incredibly nice and welcoming, and their property is unbelievable....very dreamy. You can see how much love they have put into La Forge itself and the surrounding landscaping. It's very close to town as well. Overall, a great place to relax for a couple days or even a couple of weeks, highly recommended." Tenaya - USA