Located in the Pamiers countryside alongside the GR 78, which runs along the foothills of the Pyrenees, the former Carlaret train station on the Pamiers-Mirepoix railway (closed in 1950) has since become a bright and spacious house, surrounded by peaceful wooded parkland. South of the house, the Pyrenees provides a matchless backdrop and a sumptuous setting for an outside meal on a balmy summer’s night.
The cultural, historical and geological treasures of the area will satisfy any walker, sightseer or fan of markets, as well as sport lovers. Whatever your plan in Ariège, Le Carlaret is a great choice for a convenient home-from-home a few kilometres from Pamiers, the main town of the region, and from the main roads and train lines towards Toulouse and Spain.
In addition to the former station lamp-house (‘lampisterie’), today a small house for the use of the pilgrims going to Santiago de Compostela, there are five tastefully furnished rooms. In the evening, you'll be able to have dinner with Élisabeth, along with her other guests, enjoying her cooking of some of the many recipes inspired by the many different travellers to pass through here over the years.
The house is located on the Véloroute 81 (Vélosud) linking Biarritz to Perpignan. An original route which offers a new facet of the Pyrenees cycling destination, already strongly associated with sport cycling. More athletic riders will appreciate the Grande Traversée MTB Ariège Pyrénées linking St-Lizier to Ax-les-Thermes in 12 stages over 223 km, on which the house is also located.