Explore La Clape
Our exceptional terroir, located between the sea and the vineyards, offers breathtaking landscapes and an enviable quality of life. The winegrowers of La Clape are proud to share with you their know-how and their passion for wine.
Staying with the winemaker
By staying with one of our winemakers, you will have the opportunity to discover the world of winemaking and taste the delicious wines produced on site. You will also be able to enjoy the regional gastronomy, outdoor activities and the many tourist attractions of our region.
The owner, Gérard Bertrand, former rugby international, has headed this luxury oasis overlooking the Mediterranean since 2002. Apart from being able to taste the estate’s wines, everything is designed to attract the visitor, who cannot fail to fall in love with this beautiful place. As well as the three-star hotel’s thirty eight rooms, which are stylish and have their own personality, there are many other services on offer: a lounge bar, a gastronomic restaurant (the H, an experience not to be missed), a huge swimming pool, a museum dedicated to vines and another to honey, a delicatessen, a contemporary art gallery, various other resident artists, a jazz festival and a classical music event.
Located between Saint-Pierre-la-Mer and Fleury d’Aude, Château Moyau, with its twenty-five hectares of vines, enjoys a magnificent position facing the sea and in the middle of the garrigue, vineyards, olive trees and pine trees. Legend has it that the château was founded by the descendants of pirates who came to the coast and whose leader was named Moyau. The estate comprises six buildings, two huge wine cellars, one of the most beautiful pigeon lofts in the region and some former stables. It is in one of these buildings that four gîtes have been tastefully renovated, ready to welcome guests for a restful stay in the middle of this wild and protected countryside.
In the middle of the countryside, surrounded by the garrigue and vines, this gîte is next door to Christophe Bousquet’s estate, the president of the Le Clape wine syndicate. Nestled in the heart of the massif, it can accommodate up to five people. Guests can also taste the estate’s wines.
Set in the western foothills of the La Clape massif and surrounded by 140 hectares of vines, garrigue and cliffs, Château Ricardelle offers superb gîtes which can accommodate between two and five people. There is a studio, plus two apartments and two houses, each of which are named after different grape varieties – an invitation to discover the La Clape wines: Carignan, Merlot, Syrah, Muscat, Roussanne and Grenache.
For the last four generations, the Boscary family have been making wine with the greatest respect for wine-making traditions. The property stands against the superb cliffs of the Massif de la Clape, a classified natural site. 800m from the beach, it has four independent gîtes.
Completely furnished and tastefully decorated, they are ideally situated between the sea and the garrigue. From there, you can walk or hike the La Clape mountain or spend the day swimming in the Mediterranean.
Whether you are looking for a small wine-grower’s house of 55m2 (a haven of peace that sleeps 4) or a larger grander house of 170m2 that sleeps 12 and has a garden of 1400m2 (ideal for large families or holidays with friends), the Château de Rouquette-sur-Mer has exactly what you are looking for. Please feel free to contact us for more information.
Château d’ Anglès is a traditional Languedoc mas, in which a vast hundred meter square apartment has been fitted out with three bedrooms, accommodating six to eight people. It is nestled in the heart of the classified site of La Clape. It is surrounded by forty hectares of vines and a similar area of garrigue, woodland and Alep pine. Rest and absolute peace and quiet guaranteed.
Les gîtes de l’abbaye des monges
The Abbaye des Monges in Narbonne, located in the La Clape massif, has belonged since 1997 to baron Paul de Chefdebien, who has developed a lovely range of AOC La Clape wines. The estate has three gîtes located in an independent building. The first gîte, “Côte Vigne”, which is fifty square meters and accommodates 2 to 4 people, offers a lovely view of the vineyards. The second gîte, “Côté Chapelle” can easily accommodate four people and offers the opportunity to discover the chapel, one of the rare Cistercian women’s priories in the Languedoc. The last gîte, “Garrigue”, is located in the middle of the garrigue and can sleep up to six people.
Domaine de la Ramade
Located in the heart of the La Clape massif, this organic estate has two bed and breakfast rooms (for 2 people) and three suites (for up to 4 people) in a separate building surrounded by vines, olive trees and a French-style vegetable garden. Delicious breakfasts served with homemade jams. There is also a swimming pool with a special swimming lane.
Château Pech Céleyran
Looking out over the La Clape mountain, this large estate has belonged to the family of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry for the last five generations. It has a swimming pool and five gîtes (for two to nine people) as well as four guest rooms (for two to three people). The gîtes are located in former grape-pickers’ houses and have a garden and terrace. The guest rooms have recently been fitted out in the outbuildings adjoining the main house and offer king-size beds and Italian-style showers. A plus is the breakfasts, which are entirely homemade. The château also offers generous home-cooked dinners (table d’hôtes).
Swept by winds coming off the sea, and surrounded by stones, garrigue and Alep pine, the La Clape terroir can be discovered in different ways. Thanks to its island heritage, the wine-makers and their wines have a close relationship with the Mediterranean sea. Whether they are close to the lagoons, up on the cliffs or in the middle of the garrigue, the big blue is always close by. To help you get to know this complex winemaking area, we propose 3 different itineraries.
Between the village of Salles and the mouth of the Aude river, along the D718, discover the plains and lagoons, which are reminiscent of the Camargue. You can visit ten different chateaux and estates, with or without an appointment.
Take the high road, along the D68 and D168 between Coursan and Narbonne-Plage and enjoy stunning views across the Golfe du Lion. Discover the cliffs and canyons on the island. You can visit a dozen different chateaux and estates, with or without an appointment.
Along the D32 between Narbonne-Plage and the village of Gruissan, you can observe the delicate balance of the Mediterranean flora. There is no doubt that the pine forests are an intense source of aromas for this terroir and which give its wines their special character.