A perfect marriage between Nature and the Hand of Man

Lake, waterfalls and river at La Forge

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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.

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CHAMBRES D’HÔTES

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4 comfortable, bright and spacious rooms overlooking the park, waterfalls, the river or the classified Douglas Pine - in the old industrial building converted into a late 19th century castle.

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THE GÎTES

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The Chalet & La Maisonnette, in the middle of the park are at the disposal of those who love their independence and cook for themselves according to their schedules and local products.

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GLAMPING

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A Cocoon Tree, tent hanging in the trees and a Tiny House, a miniature wooden house on wheels, by the private lake of La Forge for nature lovers and starry nights.

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GROUPS

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.

CUISINE

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.

TO DO

Discover the region on foot, bike, kayak, car ...
Observe the fauna and flora ... Explore caves ...
Playing sports, Playing, Meditating ...
Read, Draw, Create, Work. Everything is possible.
Charles and Laure willingly play their role as advisors in personalized tourism for your visit.

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ANIMATIONS
EVENTS

Two annual Sunday open houses: Rendez-vous at the Garden in June and Heritage Days in September with invited exhibitors. Also: dinner-concerts, shows mounted and played on site, book signings, reading aloud ... Depending on the meetings and talents of those around.

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LIFE
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At La Forge, you never get bored :

You can bask in the sun, reading on your deckchair, stroll in the park, swim in the river or lake, kayak on the lake, play petanque or chess, write your thesis, lunch at the water's edge, disappear in your room …

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BOOKSHOP
SHOP

On the ground floor of the main building, and in a nod to the village of Montolieu dedicated to books and the arts, the bookshop & boutique La Lettre Volée featuring new & used books.
Open on request to guests looking for reading, music, photos, condiments and other surprises.

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