N 43.31660° E 2.21697°
Approaching from CARCASSONNE:
Leave the motorway A61 at Carcassonne Ouest Z and follow green signs for TOULOUSE. At the E Leclerc roundabout, turn left onto the D 61113. Go through the village of PEZENS and about 1 km after, (where there’s a church in the middle of the road!), first exit at the roundabout onto the D629 for MONTOLIEU. Go through the village of MOUSSOULENS, always following signs for MONTOLIEU.
Approaching from TOULOUSE:
Leave the motorway A61 at BRAM and follow green signs for CARCASSONNE, skirting round the town of Bram which will be on your left. You’ll go over a couple of roundabouts, always going roughly straight on to Carcassonne. After approximately 4/5 kilometres, you’ll cross over a bridge on a bend (over the Canal du Midi). Take the left turn opposite the night club on your right, signed for Alzonne. Arriving in Alzonne, turn right at the traffic lights, then left onto the D 8 as you leave the village of ALZONNE. Follow the road until you arrive in Montolieu.
Once you‘re in MONTOLIEU:
Pass the newsagents (on your left) and bear right to follow the one-way system. Pass the church (on your right), then a memorial sculpture (just after the church on your right) and “Vival”, our local grocery shop (right). At the top of the village, passing the “Musée” on your right, leave the main road (the D629 which turns sharp left to cross the bridge that leads to Saissac) to continue straight on, on the D8 signed for St Denis
You’ll pass houses on either side and the road is very narrow. The last house on your right is cream with white shutters and there’s a big chestnut tree on your left. You now pass through the old village ramparts.
Rather than go up the hill, stay on the flat!
I’ll write that again because so many people go scooting up the hill and get lost:
Stay on the flat!
If you’ve gone past the car park which would be on your right, you’ve missed the turn!
Only 3 metres after the ramparts there’s a grass track on your right, then 3 or 4 metres after that a small tarmac road on your right when there are four large rubbish bins. Turn right onto this little road which has a no parking and cul-de-sac signs on the right-hand side. On your left, you run alongside the stone wall that supports the car park above.
Just keep going down to the bottom of the track and you’ll find The Old Tannery!
The main entrance to the building is in the courtyard where you can turn round before parking on the garden side of the road to leave the courtyard free for other people.
Use the small door within the very big wooden doors. We will probably be somewhere on the 1st floor, so come on up using the stairs on your left as you walk in.
If despite these instructions, you don’t find us, so that we can guide you here please call on +33 6 41 16 24 23. However your mobile phone, if you’ve got one, might not always work perfectly here because of the hilly, rural setting!
The Old Tannery, chemin de la Tannerie, 11170 MONTOLIEU, France
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