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The master bedroom with ensuite
The en-suite bathroom
The second double bedroom
The twin bedroom on the 1st floor
The shower room - shared by second double bedroom and twin bedroom on 1st floor
Double bedroom situated on ground floor with ensuite and fully equipped little kitchen
Twin bedroom situated on ground floor with ensuite and fully equipped little kitchen
The Open plan, fully equipped kitchen which is on the 2nd floor
View from the kitchen on the 2nd floor
The open plan lounge with Satellite, DVD, IPOD and fire for those wintery days
The 360 degree roof deck
The 360 degree roof deck for relaxing and taking it all in
The library
Outside Vivre la Vie
WILD SWIMMING just 100m away from the Villa
Sunset from the roof deck
The WILD SWIIMING swimming pools that all the locals swim in
Road to Vivre la Vie
The vineyards in winter
The local saturday market
Road to Lagrasse
Lagrasse less than 2km away
Caught in the river at the bottom of the house
Fly fishing
Even cold winter nights are a treat
Cooking classes can be arranged
Cycling along the Canal Midi
Sundowners from the rook deck overlooking the vineyards
Fancing a game of boules at the back of the house
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5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Ribaute, Aude, Occitanie

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MapMomma
Ottawa, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful apartment villa in a gorgeous part of France”
Reviewed 27 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at Vivre la Vie. The apartment is tastefully furnished and very comfortable with a well equipped kitchen. The bedrooms are a good size, there are 2 bathrooms in the main unit, access to a washer and dryer, and the wifi functions well. The view from the living and dining area looks over pink tiled houses, with rolling hills in the background. The view from the rooftop terrace is even nicer! There is no air conditioning, but we were comfortable despite the warm weather in August. There is a strong wind that blows through the region and cools everything down in the evening. Ribaute is a small village, but makes a good base for exploring the region. Our teenage boys enjoyed swimming in the river. We particularly enjoyed all of our day trips, and would recommend walking around Lagrasse, the beaches at Leucate, the local market days in small towns, the salt marsh hike in Peyriac de Mer, and the stunning Chateau de Peyrepertuse. Take the small country roads - they are all gorgeous. We were pleasantly surprised at the lack of crowds in the region (apart from Carcasonne, which was a mad house and overly commercialized).

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Liked best: The rooftop terrace and the comfortable living/dining area.
Liked least: No complaints
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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EzzieHert...
Herts, UK
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Understated luxury in a corner of paradise”
Reviewed 13 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

This is truly a wonderful getaway. The house is tastefully decorated with attention to detail, and the kitchen is well equipped. The roof terrace provides wonderful panoramic views over the valley, ideal for sun-downers and early morning coffees.

With a fresh water river less than 5 minutes walk from the house, my husband also had the opportunity to wet a fly rod. The water was a bit too cold for a swim, but I can imagine this to be a perfect swimming river in summer.

La Grasse is another very picturesque town a short drive from the house, with some lovely looking shops and restaurants (and a boulangerie which provided us with delicious almond croissants for sunday breakfast.).

We had a wonderful stay and will most certainly be returning.

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VivaAvala...
Northern Ireland
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful House...Great Location”
Reviewed 22 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Ribaute is a beautiful village in the stunning Languedoc-Roussillon region in France. It is postcard pretty, baking in the sun and surrounded by vineyards. Carcassonne and the castles of the Cathars are only a short drive away and the river Orbieu flows through the town.

I travelled with my family of five, including three children from ten to fifteen and the house was a great place to stay while on holiday. From the very beginning, Ashleigh couldn't have been more helpful, always answering emails/messages quickly and made clear arrangements for the pickup of keys to get in to the house on arrival.

The house was fantastic. The children would wander down to the river to swim and then back home to eat on the rooftop terrace and to watch the sun set. Ashleigh has done a great job in decorating the house and equipping it with everyone one might need on holiday. It was spotlessly clean, ready for our arrival and we had a wonderfully relaxing week eating out, walking through beautiful villages and enjoying all that southern France has to offer.

And when each day was over, we had a superb house to return to!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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MikeLiggi...
Norwich, United Kingdom
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“What a wonderful house!”
Reviewed 18 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Vivre la Vie is simply superb.
It's in a great location. Ribaute has some stunning river swimming, just a five minute walk from the house. Our two teenagers loved jumping in from the rocky outcrops.
The lovely town of Lagrasse, with great restaurants, boulangerie etc, is just a five minute drive. The house is beautifully designed and has everything you might possibly need. It's very comfortable. The rooftop terrace, with amazing views over the stunning hills and vineyards, is a complete joy. Perhaps not ideal for families with little kids or for people with mobility issues, but I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it otherwise.

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Travelling group: Teenagers
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Reviewed 23 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

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