Sherri and I are from the United States and have not been to this part of France before. Karin and Rafe were very welcoming to us, and our accommodations were spacious and comfortable. We took day trips to many wonderful places and enjoyed driving through the beautiful area.
Each village was special and had its own attractions. Each night we could come home and relax, have a soak in the tub or a shower, and unwind. Breakfast each morning was excellent and got us off to a good start. Beaufort itself is charming and scenic and we had good walks around the village. The surrounding countryside is full of vineyards and quiet country roads.
The historic structure of the Chambres d’Hotes has been updated inside. Several suites, each with its own living area and bathroom, are connected to a central staircase giving each suite privacy.
There is a very nice garden and pool, excellent for cooling off in the warm weather typical for this region.
During the 6 days we were there we visited Carcassonne, Minerve, Lagrasse, Fontfroid Abbey, Narbonne, Beziers, Foy, the Pyrenees, a prehistoric dolmen (Domen des Fados), a cave with 14,000 year old paintings (Cave de Niaux), a museum with prehistoric artifacts going back 500,000 years (in Minerve), and a winery having a festival and wine tasting (Massamier La Mignarde).
All in all it was a wonderful vacation, which I would like to repeat, and can wholeheartedly recommend.