Foreign Legion parading in front of the Chateau of the Great Sun

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           The Lac de St Fereol








Places in the area for the Family to visit

The Chateau of the Great Sun once served as a base for the French Foreign Legion.

They periodically come to honour the association with an occasional military display in the square in front of the chateau.

It is also possible to visit the Foreign Legion's Headquarters in Castelnaudary.

The village also holds fetes in the square.

There is so much to see and do in this area of South West France.

The Lac de St Fereol offers the opportunity to swim, sunbathe, or go boating.


 Click on the link below to visit the magnificent caves. of Cabrespine

At Cabrespine, just south of Carcassonne the caves provide breathtaking views of stalactites and stalagmites.


Mirepoix is a medieval town about 45 minutes drive from the chateau. There are markets, fetes and periodically sports car rallies.


Glass animals in Villepinte


Fun fair at Carcassonne

Places in the area for the family to visit

The Betharram grottos

Dinosaur Museum


Narbonne Plage

The nearest beach about 1 ½ hours' drive away.
The beautiful bay at Collioure is about 2 hours drive


(map), a complete mediaeval city beautifully restored in the C19th.

Gorge du Tarn (3 hours drive away)

Millau Bridge (About two hours drive)


(map) has an amazing cathedral which dominates the city.


Famous for the Musee Goya.





Contact: Richard Charman