Visit the region

We are only 20 minutes from Toulouse and 45 minutes from Carcassonne where you can enjoy cultural visits. Nearby, is the Canal du Midi, a Unesco listed site, which runs from the city of Toulouse to the Mediterranean. The Nailloux Discount Fashion Village is 8 km away and Revel, the town of antique dealers carpenters and cabinet makers is 35 minutes away.

In the heart of Villenouvelle and in the center of Lauragais, you will be surrounded by fields of sunflowers and wheat, as well as many villages from the 12th to the 18th century such as Villefranche de Lauragais, Montesquieu, St. Félix du Lauragais, ect.

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Canal du Midi

The Canal du Midi, 2.7km from the Maison Josephine guesthouse. Rent our bikes to go to the lock Négra and pedal under the shade of the plane trees.

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Twenty minutes from the house is the ‘pink city’ of Toulouse, where history is hidden behind every brick. Toulouse is the French city with the most renaissance mansions and impressive octagonal bell tower as well as the atypical wall belfries as seen all around the region.

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Carcassonne is 45 minutes away, many monuments are worth visiting. You will discover its numerous twists and turns: from the historic circuit to the gastronomic or wine tours through the bucolic circuits.

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Albi is an hour away. The Episcopal City ranks among the highest places of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world. Visit the Sainte-Cécile Cathedral, the Berbie Palace and the recently refurbished Toulouse-Lautrec Museum.

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Cathar castles

The remains of the castle of Montségur are 50 minutes from Villenouvelle. From the 12th century onwards Catharism developed in the south of France, a Christian religion different from Catholicism.

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Walk the Camino

The path of St. Jacques from Arles to Toulouse passes north of the village of Villenouvelle only 900 meters from the house. In stopping at Maison Joséphine, you will no doubt meet pilgrims passing through or have a chat with Gwenaëlle, she has walked the Camino.

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30 minutes from Maison Josephine, take a guided tour on the Airbus circuit to discover the A380, the flagship of 21st century civil aviation. The opportunity to observe the manufacturing of Airbus aviation fleet.

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Aeroscopia Museum

Visit the site of Aeroscopia, the Toulouse Blagnac aeronautical museum located 30 minutes from the house. The Museum presents exceptional planes such as the Concorde, Airbus A300B (Mission Impossible), Super Guppy ect.

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Toulouse Space Centre

20 minutes away, at the European Space Adventure Park « Cité de l’Espace » in Toulouse, discover the wonders of space with the Imax® 3D cinema, the Planetarium, spacecraft, training simulators ect.

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The Hall of the Machines

An exhibition of performance machines, each moving and telling a story. Discover the machinery stable where machines come to life. 20 minutes from the House.

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Revel Saint Ferreol Soreze

35 minutes from the house you can discover the local riches of a covered market hall with a bell tower at its centre from the 14th century. Visit the village of Sorèze and the St. Ferreol lake.

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Nailloux Fashion Village

Eight minutes from Maison Joséphine, in the heart of a superb natural setting, come and enjoy the bargains at the Nailloux Fashion Village. Minimum -30% all year round.