This delightful, spacious and sunny apartment is on the 1st floor of a converted 18th century wine warehouse overlooking the port and church of Capestang, one of the most attractive villages on the Canal du Midi. It is suitable in all seasons of the year, well appointed with simple, but comfortable, furnishings. It has one double and one twin bedroom, a good shower room, separate w.c., kitchen, living room giving onto the balcony, with a very roomy mezzanine above, fitted with full bookshelves, games, WiFi and TV.
For day to day needs Capestang offers all that is required, within easy walking distance. Apart from two supermarkets at either end of the village, there are two cafes in the square, twice weekly markets, bakeries, epiceries (groceries), a butchery, tabacs, hairdressers, pharmacies,newsagent, a choice of restaurants and a couple of reliable garages
There is a Centre Medical with 4 doctors and there are 2 doctors in private practice and 2 dentists.
And , of course, there is the Canal du Midi, a world heritage site, which runs through the village, with its port and boating facilities. Sadly the grand old plane trees, which shaded the Canal, were felled, because of disease. But we find there are some definite advantages. Replanting has started with indigenous micocouliers, which given time can grow to a spectacular 20m.
The imposing church, probably designed by the architect responsible for the magnificent Cathedral of Narbonne, was likewise, only one third completed and dominates Capestang and its surrounds.
The Languedoc, now part of Occitanie, has deservedly been discovered and explored for its history, attractive villages, coast and beaches, mountains, rivers and of course its increasing production of really good World quality wines. A few paces along the Canal is the very good Tourist Office full of information.
This is an ideal place, whether you want to be active or just relax and recharge. Wake up in the morning to the myriad song of nightingales or go for a short pre breakfast stroll to glimpse the splendour of the snow clad Pyrenees.
It is also a delightful place in which to enjoy blue sunny skies in winter, with monthly lets at reduced rates. For more details visit www.rentaplaceinfrance.com