Le Préau Saint-Jacques, Guest House
Looking to spend a night (or several) in the heart of Castres? Le Préau Saint-Jacques is the ideal place, as Catherine and Éric offer you an oasis of calm and intimacy in a charming house away from prying eyes.
The Guest House
The accommodation is an independent house, separated from the main property by a small garden bordered by box hedges.
Upstairs, you’ll find two comfortable bedrooms. Each room is equipped with bedding, toilets and a bathroom. The house has been renovated very recently and provides good insulation with double-glazed windows. Plus, dedicated fibre broadband provides speedy internet access. Many books are also at your disposal if you want to improve your French during your stay!
On the ground floor, you will have breakfast in a fully equipped kitchen. All the ingredients necessary are provided – with a focus on local products in particular. Castres boasts excellent restaurants, but you can prepare your own meals in the kitchen if your heart desires! In winter, you can also enjoy lazing in the warm lounge with a wood stove. In summer, you can take your meals out to the wooden terrace with a table and garden chairs. You can also enjoy the sun loungers for a spot of sunbathing.
Castres, a city that deserves a detour
Castres is ideally located between Albi, Toulouse and Carcassonne. The town is famous for its pastel-coloured houses, suspended above the Agout River, which earned it the nickname ‘Little Venice of Languedoc’. In the small streets throughout the city centre, you will discover houses with detailed corbels and mansions in Renaissance style.
The former episcopal palace houses the Goya Museum, containing the largest collection of Spanish paintings in France, after the Louvre museum. The Bishop’s palace garden, meanwhile, is a must-see French garden designed by André Le Nôtre in the 17th century, adorned with one of the few embroidery-style box hedges in France.
Castres still offers many other wonders that you can discover on the official tourist office website. Plus, if you love to put on your walking shoes, the surrounding Tarn area offers many trails: The episcopal city of Albi, Cordes-sur-Ciel, the Abbey School of Sorèze, the vineyard of Gaillac, the rocks of the Sidobre, the Black Mountain, the Lacaune mountains…
Catherine and Éric will be delighted to share with you their favourite hiking corners and strolling spots.
3 rue de l’église
Occitanie / Tarn
Tel. : +33 (0)5 63 70 96 30
Mob. : +33 (0)6 60 13 89 49
Mail : [email protected]