A pretty little village, situated between Arques and Couiza and overlooked by Mount Pech Cardou, we invite you to stay in one of our traditional French properties, relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of traditional French living.
The village has a 16th-century chateau, church dedicated to St Pierre and Tinel wine museum with a 15th-century vaulted wine cellar.
A 17th-century restored bridge over the river Rialsesse has a Méridienne verte (“Green Meridian”) marker. Another marker is situated outside the church at the old olive tree.
The river is the perfect place for a picnic, where there is also a small children’s playground for those in the party that need to run off an excess energy!
Exploring the Region
Aude, Cathar Country, whether you are an avid historian with a particular interest in castles or not, you cannot fail to be impressed by the “Cathar country’s” fortified hilltops, castles, villages and towns for further information please see www.catharcastles.info or for tours http://www.catharcountry.info
Couiza (6.4km from Serres)
Couiza is our closest small town, with a supermarket (Intermarche), bakery, post office cafes and a market every Tuesday and Saturday morning.
Rennes-le-Bains (4.2km from Serres)
Just a few minutes drive away the thermal spa town of Rennes-les-Bain offers the benefits of it’s hot and cold springs, recognized for a long time for their therapeutic virtues make this an ideal visit for a swim in the baths or the river.
Rennes-le-Chateau (10.7km from Serres)
A 15 minute drive from Serres, the Chateau at Rennes stands proudly overlooking the surrounding countryside. The village received up to around 100,000 tourists each year at the height of popularity of Dan Brown’s bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code. The modern reputation of Rennes-le-Château rises mainly from claims and stories dating from the mid-1950s concerning the local 19th-century priest Father Bérenger Saunière. These stories influenced the authors of the worldwide bestseller The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail in 1982, and that work in turn influenced Dan Brown when he wrote The Da Vinci Code, published in 2003.
Arques (5km from Serres)
A few minutes drive from Serres, Arques has a lake for picnics, swimming and lazing away a summer’s day in France. There is also a Boulangerie, local shop and cafes for your convenience.
Carcassonne (and airport) is just 55 minutes (48km) away and is a must for visitors. The fortified hilltop city is alive with history and charm. find out more about this enchanting place http://www.tourism-carcassonne.co.uk/