Front of home, Trausse, Languedoc, France

A beautiful French holiday home with fabulous walled gardens and saltwater pool

Welcome to Parc de Lignieres

Parc de Lignieres is a beautiful holiday home, a Maison de Maitre with an unusually large garden in the heart of a French village.

The house is completely private and not overlooked by anyone. A wonderful pool with excellent sunbathing areas, makes the house ideal for larger groups, or for those who simply enjoy having more space when they are on holiday.

With excellent accommodation and facilities, this is a holiday home for everyone, whether its just you and your family, or a large social gathering.


  • Sleeps 12 (+cot) / 5 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms + 1 ensuite
  • Large kitchen/dining
  • Sitting room
  • Study
  • TV room


  • Huge gardens & vineyard
  • 10m x 5m saltwater pool
  • Pool patio area and bar
  • Table tennis & badminton
  • Petanque
  • Rowing machine


  • Free WiFi
  • Large fridge/freezer
  • Wine fridge
  • Range oven & microwave
  • Washing machine, drier & dishwasher
  • Linen/towels

Large groups

  • Courtyard BBQ
  • Pool bar
  • Large internal dining area
  • Large covered party table
  • External catering available
  • Vineyard

What a wonderful time we had in Trausse Minervois. The house was beautiful beyond our wildest dreams. The villagers were incredibly friendly, we had stunning weather, cycled, wine tasted, went sight seeing, relaxed and still felt that we only scratched the surface of what was on offer in the area.

Jane & John, Australia

We have had a lovely two weeks together – good eating and drinking, and nights playing monopoly and more drinking! The books and DVDs were most welcome and well used.

Caroline & Mark, Shetland Isles

Two weeks have flown by and we really did not want to leave! The house and grounds have had a wonderfully relaxing effect on all of us. We found the village very welcoming and the surrounding area has lots to explore. The july 14th fireworks at were amazing!

Laura & John, UK

We all loved your beautiful house and romantic grounds, we loved the pool the big kitchen and the snug, when the heat was unbearable for the kids. We ate in a lot, and had great monkfish, mackerel and langoustine from the Peyriac fish shop and wonderful fois gras from the van in the square.

Michael & Family (8 adults & 4 children), UK

Thank you so much for loaning us your wonderful home in this fantastic corner of France. Coming from Dubai, where nothing ever stops, its been a step back in time where people say ‘Bonjour’ to a complete stranger.

Helen, Andrew, Emily & James, Dubai

We had a wonderful holiday. the children loved the pool and our son learned to swim! The adults loved the big table – long evenings eating, drinking and talking. We were lucky enough to coincide with the cherry festival. The village restaurant was enjoyed too.

Tony & Margaret, UK

Le Parc de Lignieres


The Languedoc-Roussillon region is very beautiful with a a diversity of landscapes: sandy beaches along the Mediterranean sea, rivers, lakes, Canal du Midi, National Parks and wildlife reserves, vineyards and the Pyrenees Mountains to the south.  Steeped in history, the Languedoc region is one of the most historically interesting regions in Europe from Cathar castles, to medieval abbeys, Pont du Gard and the historic fortified city of Carcassonne.

A Mediterranean pace of life and traditionally French, Languedoc villages are steeped in history and dominated by wine-making and you are likely to find a cave-cooperative in most villages you pass by.

By Plane, Car, Ferry or Train

Trausse Minervois is very easy to get to as there are several regional airports; Carcassonne, Beziers, and Perpignan and the International airport of Toulouse-Blagnac. There are car hire facilities at all the airports. The house is 25 minutes away from the rail station in Carcassonne.

By Plane

  • Carcassonne airport – 25 minutes
  • Toulouse airport – 90 minutes
  • Beziers airport – 90 minutes
  • Montpellier airport – 2 hours
  • Perpignan – 2 hours

By Train: 

  • TGV – The high speed TGV comes to the Languedoc running directly to Toulouse, Narbonne or Bordeaux. From there take the train to Carcassonne.
  • Eurostar – during the summer months, the Eurostar runs to Avignon, only 6 hours direct from London.  It is possible to also catch the Eurostar from Paris.