The Old Tannery

River gorge La Dure

The Old Tannery at Montolieu, France

The Old Tannery is set in a gorgeous natural environment, with a river running through the garden, a veg patch where this year’s crop are slowly beginning to peek their heads out, and beautiful old French buildings (that we need help making up again!). We also have a patch for our two chickens (who provide us and volunteers with yummy eggs!), a beehive and a dog and a cat (which make great company).

Here you are only a ten-minute walk from the charming village of Montolieu, also known as the ‘village of books’ (as it has 15 book shops and counting). It has wonderful cobbled streets and friendly locals to talk to. If you are wanting to go further afield, the medieval city of Carcassonne is only 18km away, and is well known for its walls and the Canal du Midi.

Other places to visit Toulouse (a large cultural University city, good for exhibitions) or Narbonne (on the Mediterranean coast) complete with sandy beaches and ice cream.

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