Numerous local sights are accessible from Lavaldieu, including the Devil's Armchair, the source of the Madeleine and the “Fontaine des Amours” and also the ruined Templar castle of Bezu, the “Pic de Bugarach” (1231m) or the nature walk around Lavaldieu itself plus the refreshing rock pools at La Ferrière (2km). We can help you organise your walks. (and why not ask us for a picnic).

Care of and getting close to our horses

Learn to take care of and get close to our horses and ponies that we breed here. A real contact with these beautiful animals.

Bird watching

62 species of birds have been observed at Lavaldieu including recently the Black Vulture. So don't forget your binoculars. We also envisage shortly a nature trail through Lavaldieu to enable people to have a wider experience of the richness of the wild-life here.

Rennes Le Château

Rennes Le Chateau is at 5km away or 1 hour's walk through the woods, “le Bois de Lauzet”. The “Domaine de l’abbé Saunière” is open every day.


Thermal facilities at Rennes Les Bains

Jacuzzi, turkish baths, outside thermal pool greatly appreciated by many especially when combined with the walk there through the woods. For those who like a more natural experience there is a jet of warm water coming out of a rock which one can relax under.


And also...

  • Donkeys for hire, (5km).
  • Visiting the many ruined castles and gorges.
  • Visit the magical forest and natural labyrinth at Nebias (40 mins).
  • Horseriding at Granes.
  • Bathe in the lake at Arques (10 mins).
  • Water sports on the river Aude.