Take a Tour of the Balcony Gîte

The welcome mat with a regional Occitan cross on it.

You’ve arrived!

11th Century Bridge across the Orbieu River leading to the plus beau village of Lagrasse.
11th Century Bridge across the Orbieu River leading to the plus beau village of Lagrasse.
The Market Place just outside our front door.
The Market Place just outside our front door.
The front door.
Bienvenue! It all begins here.
The ground floor foyer inside our riverside medieval building. That's the door to our Balcony Gîte on the left.
The ground floor foyer inside our riverside medieval building. That’s the door to our Balcony Gîte on the left.

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Please come in …

Front door open.
Opening the door to new possibilities in all our lives.
The welcome mat with a regional Occitan cross on it.
The welcome mat with a regional Occitan cross on it.
The main room with open space, spectacular views and comfy couches.
The main room with open space, spectacular views and comfy new couches.
Main French doors and windows.
Moving forward to take it all in.

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The Namesake Balcony

Gite balcony.
Balcony table.
And get it while you can.
Balcony view across the beach and river to the other side.
Balcony view across the beach and river to the other side.
Looking down to the garden terrace, beach.
Looking down to the garden terrace, beach …
Balcony view of stone table just below.
… and stone table just below.
Looking toward the kitchen window and further on to the bridge over the river.
Looking toward the kitchen window and further on to the bridge over the river.

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Dining, Desk and Kitchen Area

Balcony French doors, table, and writing desk.
With an abundance of openness and light to keep inviting Mother Nature back inside while you eat, write and/or cook.
View from writing desk.
A good place to be lost in thought. Capture it!
Kitchen drawers, cabinets, and work surfaces.
Plenty of drawers, cabinets and work surfaces …
Kitchen cabinets, sink, and stove.
… to be able to make the most of your time here …
Balcony Gite kitchen.
… in this spacious and well-equipped kitchen.

Heading back through the main room to the …

Blue couch.
Bedroom doors.

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First Bedroom and Bathroom

Bedroom 1 chest of drawers.
… to unpack …
Bedroom 1 bed.
… and settle in.
Another set of French doors to the balcony.
With more views out another set of French doors to the balcony …
Bedroom 1 corner chair.
… a chair to quietly read in or simply rest your sweater on …
Bedroom 1 fireplace.
… and a lovely sight to look up to and close your eyes on as you drift off. Sweet dreams!

Bathroom 1 tub.
Great place to soak after a long day, hike or bike ride.
Bathroom 1 shower.
Or you can just take a quick shower.
Bathroom 1 sink and toilet.
All the necessities …
Bathroom 1 cabinets.
… and with convenient places to keep your things both handy and out of the way.

Then back through the main room to the …

Bedroom 1 view to main room.
Main room couches.
Green couch.
Sideboard and fish.

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Second Bedroom and Bathroom

Bedroom 2 beds.
A friends or family suite …
The door to the kitchen from bedroom 2.
… with both light-blocking drapes and easy access to the kitchen for midnight snacks.
Bedroom 2 stone arch.
Two beds …
Bathroom 2 toilet.
… their own toilette …
Bathroom 2 shower.
… and separate shower.

Back out the front door and …

Bedroom 2 door to main room.
Coat and hat rack.
Don’t forget your hat, coat, sunblock, water bottle, backpack, chocolate bar, picnic gear …
Front door.
… cell phone, wallet, and the keys to this timeless kingdom …

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… either downstairs or across the bridge again for …


Riverside Views

Gite back wall.
Back of our building (the one with the distinctive blue shutters), which is all part of the original fortress wall.
Back of gite.
Back view of our ground floor front entrance Balcony Gîte, with the garden terrace and riverside beach below.
Don lounging on the terrace.
La joie de vivre when you’re staying at the Balcony Gîte.
Laundry line.
Free to soak up the sun and keep blowin’ in the wind.
Stone table set for a meal.
To gather round. Sit, down, stay. This is what it’s all about.

Bon Appétit et Vacance!

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