L'Ancienne Pharmacie

3, avenue de malbec , Montlaur, 11220 France (Montrer le carte)

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Profitez de lit et petit déjeuner dans notre charmante maison ancienne, autrefois une maison de vigneron et la pharmacie du village, ou dans notre deuxième gîte presque à côté, dans le centre du village historique de Montlaur au coeur des Corbières. Pour 6 personnes dans 3 chambres doubles (une avec lits jumeaux), chacune avec salle de bains ou salle d'eau privée séparée. Wifi dans toute la maison. Petit-déjeuner avec des produits frais locaux est servi sur la terrasse ensoleillée ou dans la salle à manger. Proche du beau village de Lagrasse et à seulement 20 minutes de La Cité, célèbre forteresse médiévale, à Carcassonne et le Canal du Midi, deux sites du patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO. Emplacement central idéal pour explorer les châteaux cathares dans cette région qui est ancré dans l'histoire.

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Propriétaires: Felicity and Peter Collier



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  • Chambre
  • Services4,8
  • Qualité/Prix4,5
  • Propreté4,7
  • Repas sur place4,6

A quintessential French B and B

3,4 sur avril 28, 2016

Peter and Felicity were welcoming and friendly and went out of their way to make us feel at home. The lounge area and kitchen that was available to us were spacious with a homely feel. The bedrooms were rather small with only double beds, and the bathrooms were separate to the bedrooms and down the hall, which can be a bit daunting in the middle of the night. The church bells right outside our window rang every hour with two rounds of bells, so if you are a light sleeper you may wish to reconsider. It didn't bother my husband and I, but our friends couldn't sleep. The location is lovely, in a sleepy little town but you need to travel to another town to obtain a nightly meal. Breakfast was extensive, fresh and delicious. If you want a typical French experience in an old building which has charm and history, then the Pharmacie may be for you.

Réponse du propriétaire
We are glad you liked our old house. The church bells have rung at night in this part of France since the Middle Ages ( before the days when workers in the fields had watches!) and the older villagers would be bereft without them . We love them too and many of our guests say the same. However last autumn we replaced our old windows with oak double glazed ones and with these and the shutters the peals are much more muted although light sleepers will still hear them ! There are good restaurants in two nearby villages ( each 5 kms away) and a wider selection within a 15 minute drive. We provide dressing gowns in our rooms due to the bathrooms not being en suite and leave a low light on in the corridor . We do have a twin bedded room but you requested double beds! We are glad you enjoyed our breakfast with fresh local fruit, organic bread and ( non organic!) delicious croissants! We hope to welcome you to Montlaur again.

- Felicity Collier (innkeeper)

The Best of the South West

4,8 sur novembre 24, 2014

We stayed with Felicity and Peter a couple of years ago and enjoyed ourselves so much we have been back. The B&B is in the middle of the village and the village is surrounded by (mostly) vineyards. We like walking and there are good walks through the surrounding hills and fields. My partner, who is a New Zealander, likes running - she found some good runs. But to get the most out of the location you do need a car. Carcassonne is certainly worth a visit but there are numerous villages, old castles and monasteries in the district. All of which seem to have good restaurants! We loved the long table breakfasts: fresh croissants (from the village baker -and this can include choclatines as well), good healthy fresh fruit and cereals and toast and preserves and you-name-it and it was on the table. But the nicest thing was that other guests and your hosts sit down to breakfast with you. We swapped trip stories and went places we would not have thought of – and, we were lucky, we were there in the autumn and Felicity and Peter arranged for us to pick grapes at one of the local vineyards. Now that was fun! The facilities in the house were spotless and well-cared for, the Wifi worked everywhere, you could sit in the garden in the shade and sip a little cold wine and watch the raspberries grow whilst catching up on your emails. Very relaxing. We will visit again when we are in Europe.

Hidden Gem

5 sur octobre 23, 2014

This review of our stay at ‘L’Ancienne Pharmacie’ is long overdue, especially considering how much we enjoyed our two evenings with Felicity and Peter. They were consummate hosts that couldn’t do enough to make our stay enjoyable and memorable. We stayed here because we liked the on-line reviews, which were universally positive and well-deserved. One word of caution and that is to make sure you get directions and keep them with you. We printed the directions and promptly forgot them. We had a GPS, so why worry? We lost the signal as we got to Montlaur! Once we found the B&B, our hosts were wonderful. We made arrangements to have dinner at the B&B that first evening - what a stroke of genius. We had a meal worthy of a Michelin star and enjoyed the wonderful conversations with our hosts. The boeuf bourguignon would have made Julia Child proud. It was accompanied by delightful vegetables, salad, bread and cheese and dessert. Did I mention the aperitif and two kinds of wonderful local wines? Book at least one dinner while staying here. The B&B itself was very nice and charming. The breakfasts were the equal of the dinner: fresh croissants, excellent coffee and tea, muesli cereal and fresh fruit and juice. The bedroom was very well-appointed. We had a private bathroom down the hallway with an excellent shower. The wi-fi was good and we quickly got the iPad and cell phones connected. We were concerned initially with the proximity of the church, which was across a canal, and the tolling of the church bells. There’s no getting around that the church bells would go off regularly, but we found that it really did not disturb our sleep. In closing, do not hesitate booking a room here. It is a wonderful stay and the hosts are just so nice. They provided us with great advice on things to do in the area and went out of their way to make us feel good. We look forward to seeing them again at some future date and taking advantage of their beautiful B&B and warm hospitality.

Will definately be back

4,4 sur septembre 29, 2014

Really enjoyed our stay here. Very congenial hosts who are happy to share their extensive knowledge of the local area. They are English but speak French fluently and Spanish. Lovely to have breakfast around the large table with the other couple staying and the hosts. You do need a car but with wheels you can access the beautiful local countryside with vineyards and restaurants galore. Carcasonne is an easy drive away but there are many more sightseeing gems as well. Highly recommend this place.

B & B, OK

3,4 sur septembre 23, 2014

Seule surprise avec ce B & B, c'est l'église située juste à coté qui sonne les cloches à toutes les 30 minutes, 24/24

A Home-Away-From-Home in Southern France

5 sur novembre 20, 2013

After a long train ride on a winter’s evening, we arrived to a warm welcome from our hosts’ Peter and Felicity. Their unique B & B is located in a renovated, former pharmacy in the heart of a small village a short drive from Carcassonne. Sitting in the comfortable salon around a wood fire, we chatted over an aperitif. The ambience was calm, warm and engaging, as if we had long been firm friends and were preparing to head-off to an evening at the local theatre. Our double bedroom was located in a private wing of the home. It was spacious yet cosy - featuring both period and modern touches – and it had everything we needed. The view of the village church was a bonus. The spotless, new bathroom was decorated tastefully giving a bright and happy feel. My wife’s appreciation soared further when she discovered a hair dryer! Felicity provides quality linen. This, combined with a very good bed, gave us the most comfortable night’s sleep of our three-month trip in France. Breakfast was offered in the light and airy dining room. We enjoyed the quality of Felicity’s selections; these included excellent muesli and terrific fresh fruit salad. Montlaur is a genuine, quiet French village surrounded by local vineyards, small river gorges and wild highland country. Guided by Peter, we enjoyed all the local drives and walks. Afterwards, we headed off to see several other local villages and the fortified chateau at Carcassonne. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Peter and Felicity’s B&B in the ‘L’ Ancienne Pharmacie’ at Montlaur. It’s a home away from home in southern France. We are planning our next stay!

Delightful, home, lovely hosts and great dinner and breakfast.

4,6 sur novembre 14, 2013

Delightful home, lovely hosts and great dinner and breakfast. Probably the best value of our 6 week trip. Excellent! Only problem, which would bother light sleepers like us, is the ringing of the parish church bells on the hour every hour which meant we had to close the windows and shutters which made it a bit stuffy. A shame really.

Superb and relaxing house..

5 sur septembre 09, 2013

...not to mention the owners! The rooms are very nicely furnished and well equipped, as well as the bathrooms. Amazing breakfast. The village is so quiet, and the surroundings simply beautiful. I will definetekly suggest everyone to spend at least one night there!

Enjoyed our stay

5 sur juillet 06, 2013

Good accommodation and friendly people, parking was good, and there is a local bakery not far from the house, good access to Carcassonne, Lagrasse and the beaches of Narbonne and Gruissan. The local vineyards were refreshing and enjoyed eating in the the Monze 11 restaurant among others. Fantastic week and really enjoyed ourselves. Breakfast superb!

Vacances exceptionnels à Montlaur!

4,6 sur août 25, 2012

Ce sont des hôtes à recommander les yeux fermés! On s'est senti comme chez nous et ils sont d'une gentillesse et d'une serviabilité hors pair! Le petit déjeuner est royal: un point d'honneur est mit sur les produits locaux. Les chambres sont très cocoon et propres, de même que pour la salle de bain. Que du bonheur! Encore un grand merci pour tout à Felicity et Peter. PS: le vin que vous nous avez conseillé est délicieux et on l'a bu à votre santé! Greetings from Belgium, the Rossi family.

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Chambres & Prix

Chambre creme

  • Capacité max.
  • Salle de bain Salle de bain privée
  • Lits 1 Double (130 / 140)

Prix par nuit: EUR 60 - EUR 70

Chambre bleue

  • Capacité max.
  • Salle de bain Salle de bain privée
  • Lits 1 Double (130 / 140)

Prix par nuit: EUR 55 - EUR 65

Chambre violeta

  • Capacité max.
  • Salle de bain Salle de bain privée
  • Lits 2 Jumeau

Prix par nuit: EUR 60 - EUR 65



Type D'emplacement

Proche aéroport, A la campagne, A la montagne, Région viticole


Toulouse, France (TLS-Blagnac)

Comment venir à la propriété:

Suivez la D3 par Fontiès-d'Aude, Monze, Pradelles-en Val. 16,5 km de rejoindre cette route vous approchez d'un virage à droite avec une île de la circulation, signalisation Montlaur à gauche. Prenez ceci et le village est à 2 km. Suivre la route dans le village et continuer sur cette route. Dans le village le l'hôtel de ville et l'école est sur votre gauche - un grand bâtiment classique très ancienne, suivie par l'église après un peu plus de mètres sur la gauche. Continuer sur le petit pont. Immédiatement après le premier bâtiment sur la gauche, un grand brun à volets maison sur le coin, il ya une petite entrée sur la gauche. C'est notre entrée et il a élevé les murs de chaque côté. Portes en fer forgé noir face à vous et vous pouvez vous garer en face de ces derniers à décharger.

Attractions touristiques

Galeries d'art, Plage, Lieu de concert, Dîner gastronomique, Sites historiques, Lac, Musée, Parcs nationaux/régionaux, Zone naturelle, Océan, Mediterranean 50 mins, Ski resorts 1..25hrs, Horse riding in village, Théâtre, Zone de pic-nic, Ruines, Circuits touristiques, Vignoble, Entreprise vinicole

Descriptif du B&B

Type de propriété


Equipements du B&B

Jeux de société, Lecteur CD, Ventilateurs de plafond, Lecteur DVD, Bureau, Cheminée, Réfrigérateur , Planche à repasser, Bibliothèque, Radio, Réception chaînes satellite, TV, Téléphone, Machine à laver/sèche-linge , Joli jardin clos et terrasse

Equipements du chambre

Peignoirs, Cafetière/Bouilloire, Sèche-cheveux, Wi-Fi

Activités sur place

Location de vélos, Pistes cyclables, Vélos, Base nautique, Golf, Sentiers de randonnée , Promenade à cheval, Pistes de VTT , Châteaux cathares à viist tout autour, Shopping, Excursion, Natation, Rafting en eau vive



  • Arrivée:: 16.00
  • Départ:: 10h30
  • Ouvert toute l'année: Oui
  • Fumeurs admis: Uniquement à l’extérieur
  • Consommation d'alcool autorisée : Oui
  • L'alcool est fourni Non
  • Convient aux enfants: Oui Lit de voyage = pour le bébé, chaise haute, des jouets
  • Garderie: Non
  • Animaux admis: Autorisation préalable requise Nous avons un border collie donc les chiens doivent être amical
  • Accès pour handicapés Non

Conditions Générales

  • Durée minimum: Deux nuits sauf sur pied ou à vélo vacances
  • Paiements acceptés Personal checks, Cash
  • Arrhes/acompte requis: 25% ou € 50 selon ce qui est plus. Pour être payé par virement bancaire
  • Conditions d'annulation: Les chèques ne sont acceptés si elles sont autorisées à l'avance. L'équilibre peut être effectué par virement bancaire une semaine à l'avance ou en espèces à l'arrivée. Annulation 60 jours à l'avance = dépôt remboursé moins € 30 dépôt Moins de 60 jours conservé


Noms du propriétaires

Felicity and Peter Collier

Langues parlées

Anglais, Français, Espagnol

Animaux de compagnie


A propos du propriétaire

Back in 2006 we were walking through the old town of Carcassonne towards the castle when we caught sight of L’Ancienne Pharmacie in an estate agent’s window - it looked stunning and we loved the blue shutters and the old stone walls It was a lovely sunny day with the high blue sky so characteristic of Southern France - and as we approached Montlaur through the rolling hills of the Corbières, we were enchanted. The house was wonderful and we made an instant decision and have never looked back!




Continental Plus

  • Heure du service: 8.00 à 10h plus tôt si nécessaire
  • Lieu du service: Terrasse, Salle à manger

Options repas

Equilibré , Végétarien Childrens repas

Plat favori

Lapin aux pruneaux agean