Maison Rives - Bed & Breakfast

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Maison Rives Bed & Breakfast Carcassonne

Maison Rives

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Charming Bed & Breakfast situated in Montolieu - the book village - just 20 minutes from Carcassonne.

  • Price from 55 EUR / Day / Per bedroom
  • 3 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms
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Last updated: 05/20/2010

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Montolieu is ideally situated just 20 minutes from the World Heritage site of Carcassonne and is easily accessible by car or bus. Maison Rives dates back to before the French Revolution and has a history as fascinating as the village itself, which is known throughout France and Europe as a Village du Livre - book village.

Whether your stay with us is for just one night, or longer, you can be assured of a warm, friendly welcome, a good night's sleep in one of our three comfortable, spacious en-suite rooms, and the ideal base for exploring the village and this beautiful part of France. Breakfast is guaranteed to set you up for the day!

Families with children are very welcome and each of our double rooms can easily accommodate an extra bed (supplement payable).

Sorry, we do not accept animals.

We have secure storage/parking available for bicycles. Car parking is easily accessible.

Prices & deals

Lowest Daily Price:
55 EUR
Highest Daily Price:
55 EUR
Cleaning fee:
Charging Method:
Per bedroom
Payment Types:
  • No Cash
  • No Credit Card
  • No Cheque
  • No Travellers cheque
  • No Paypal
  • No Wire Transfer

Location & area

Montolieu—originally Montis Olivis, or Mount of Olives — sits on top of the gorge which separates the Alzeau and Dure Rivers at the foot of the Montagne Noire, welcoming its many admirers. Surrounded by Cathar castles, caves, abbeys, forests, rolling fields, clear-running rivers and lakes, this pretty village in the Aude region of France has an historical pedigree to match its natural beauty. Among its ancestors are Charlemagne and Colbert; the former founded the Monastery of St. Jean de Mallast in 800 AD; the latter, Louis XIV’s minister, established a Royal Manufactory that exported high-quality woollen cloth. In 1146, the Viscount of nearby Carcassonne fortified the village. It’s early inhabitants—those who weren’t nuns or monks—first made their living working the rich vineyards and olive groves; they also tamed the river torrents to run water mills, which powered highly successful textile and paper plants. As the times changed and ‘progress’ brought those heady days of success to an end more than fifty years ago, a community of more than 3,000 shrank to around 900.

A book lover stepped in to revive Montolieu as a book village. Today, the village is on the itinerary of many visitors every year. Non-bibliophiles love the place too, with the museum of print, the art gallery or glass blowers, and the cultural centre all open to visitors. We are also on the route of the Cathar Castles and have those of Saissac and Las Tours on our doorstep.

Rue St Denis, 11170, Montolieu, Carcassonne, France

Amenities & services

# of Units: 4... and each unit includes:

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Single beds: 2
  • Double beds: 2
  • Baby cots: 0
  • Single sofa beds: 0
  • Double sofa beds: 0


  • No Bath:
  • No Hair Drier:
  • No Shower:
  • No Towels:


  • No Washing Machine:
  • No Work Desk:
  • No Bed Sheets:
  • No Bikes:
  • No Cable/Satelite TV:
  • No Internet Broadband:
  • No Internet Dial Up:
  • No Ironing Board:
  • No Stereo/Radio System:
  • No Library:
  • No Telephone:
  • No DVD Player:
  • No Fax:


  • No Butler Service:
  • No House Chef:
  • No Local Guides:
  • No Local Transportation:
  • No 24h Concierge:
  • No Tours & Excursions:


  • No Fridge & Freezer:
  • No Crockery & Utensils:
  • No Dish Washer:
  • No Microwave:
  • No Oven:
  • No American Kitchen:

Living room

  • No Fireplace:
  • No Sofa Bed:
  • No Table & Chairs:


  • No Private Beach:
  • No Barbecue:
  • No Sauna:
  • No Garden:
  • No Shared Bathroom:
  • No Spa / Jacuzzi:
  • No Swimming Pool:
  • No Lift / Elevator:
  • No Disabled Facilities:
  • No Tennis Court:
  • No Terrace:
  • No Parking:
  • No Pets Welcome:


  • No Safe:
  • No Sea View:
  • No Central Heating:
  • No City View:
  • No Daily Cleaning:
  • No Air Conditioning:
  • No DVD/Music Collection:
  • No Ensuite Bathroom:
  • No Balcony:

Additional information

Board Basis:
Bed & Breakfast

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