Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Bastille Day 14 July 2014...

Possibly one of the best firework displays you will ever see. This is just 5 minutes of a 30 minute show. Why not experience it for yourself and book in for 2015!!!

....and tonight we have tickets for Elton John at Théâtre Jean-Deschamps in La Cite, Carcassonne.

Can't wait...

Sunday, July 13, 2014

July, last minute availability....

Still not booked anywhere? We still have some availability at the end of July. Double rooms from €95 per night including breakfast and 10% off for 4 nights.

Book a late break now at the Tripadvisor No. 1 chambre d'hote in France!

Book online on our website Maison Laurent

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


We have had a busy few months and we aren't into the season 'proper' yet!
We are often asked 'when do you eat?' by our guests. It's usually lunchtime and here's todays - poached eggs with asparagus on air-dried ham and tomatoes with a tarragon mayonnaise. Do I also admit to a small glass of chilled white wine? Of course, we're in France - it's compulsory!

We offer a four course dinner three nights a week and on other evenings a cold platter is available should our guests not want to venture out.
Here is a selection of our offerings for dinner


Caesar Salad

Roquefort, endive, apple and walnut salad – walnut oil dressing

Salad Lyonnaise – frisée, smoked lardons, poached egg and croutons

Baked goats cheese with beetroot and walnut salad

Blue cheese soufflé with parmesan cream

French Country Terrine with red onion jam

Imam Bayaldi – spiced aubergine and tomato salad


Main Course
Seared duck breast in honey and cider vinegar sauce, sautéed potatoes

Fillet steak au poivre with home-made chips

Slow cooked pork cheeks with chorizo and butter beans

or celeriac purée and Savoy cabbage

Pork tenderloin with prune and Armagnac sauce or Roquefort sauce

Crispy pork belly with boudin noir and grain mustard mash

Roasted cod on crushed potatoes, chorizo, tomato and basil vinaigrette

Baked salmon with olives, green beans, anchovies and cherry tomatoes

Roasted chicken breast with herbs and Auvergne lentils

Chicken breast roasted with saffron, hazelnuts and honey, served with fruity couscous

Braised lamb shanks, dauphinoise potatoes and ratatouille

Moroccan Lamb Tagine

Ragoût of Lamb in Languedoc rosé wine with tomatoes and flageolet beans

Caramelised apple pancakes

Chocolate Almond Torte

Fondant au chocolat with cherries

Pear and Almond Tart

Brioche bread and butter pudding

Chocolate Hazelnut meringue

Raspberry meringue roulade

Amaretto Apple Tart

Sticky Toffee Pudding with butterscotch sauce

Sticky Gingerbread Pudding with ginger wine and brandy sauce

Norwegian Pear Cake and custard

Crème Brûlée

Orange and Almond Torte with citrus cream

Rhubarb and ginger streusel

Tarte au Citron

Tonight we are doing platters of cheese and charcuterie for some of our guests to enjoy on the terrace, perhaps with a bottle of our excellent house Rosé from Domaine Begude.

Bon appetit