Our activities on and around the Domaine

Piscine - Calmel & Joseph
Chasse au trésor en 2CV - Calmel & Joseph
Vélos - Calmel & Joseph

Disconnect and enjoy our wide open spaces

Whether you are just planning to travel through the region or looking for a holiday destination, Domaine Calmel & Joseph’s gîtes, set in the heart of the countryside, are the perfect place to stay. They sit in a valley, nestling in the Val de Dagne in the Hautes Corbières foothills, and which offers breathtaking views of the Montagne Noire and the Montagne d’Alaric.

In addition to its own vineyards and olive trees, the estate is surrounded by garrigue scrubland populated with Mediterranean plants, as well as dense woods of Aleppo pines, Holm oaks and Florentine cypresses.

You will stay in the former buildings of the Métairie (tenant farm estate), surrounded by flora and fauna, with plenty of activities available, allowing you to enjoy this natural environment to the full: cycling, swimming in the heated pool or relaxing in the sauna up in the tower, as well as hiking or horse trekking …

Or you can simply adopt a Provençal pace of life – catch up on your reading, or find a comfortable spot in the shade to settle down for a “restorative” nap…

In the evening, after the heat of the day, it’s time to enjoy the local food and wine on the lantern-lit terraces overlooking the countryside.

An estate unlike any other.

A stone’s throw from Carcassonne’s medieval citadel, the estate is the perfect place for a relaxing break, as well as an excellent base for numerous activities.

The estate currently covers 200 hectares of vineyards, fields, woods and garrigue scrubland, of which 160 hectares surround the estate buildings.

The estate is unusual for the Corbières appellation in that it is located in its most continental part, in the commune of Montirat in the Val de Dagne and listed as “Terroir de Serviès.”

Horseback riding

In partnership with Orge Sucrée, discover the captivating landscapes offered by our Estate in the South during a horseback ride. Leave from the Domaine stable and let yourself be guided through the scrubland paths by the footsteps of the horses. The Alaric or the Black Mountain await you, to reveal themselves in a new light.

Practical information

By reservation only and to be discovered on site at the Domaine during the Marché du Printemps des Créateurs!

Duration: 1 hour
Number of people: 5 minimum
Price: on request

For further information: by email at ledomaine@calmel-joseph.com or by telephone at +33 (0) 4 68 72 09 88

Local partner: Sweet Barley in Cazilhac

Balades à cheval - Calmel & Joseph

Wine tasting

Nestled in a valley on the foothills of Val de Dagne, Alaric and Hautes Corbières, discover our wines and the Domaine’s products. We welcome you to taste up to 6 different wines (red, white, rosé) in our cellar, with a remarkable view of the vineyards.

Don’t hesitate any longer and come meet us in these grandiose landscapes!

Practical information

By reservation only!

Duration: 1h/1h30
Price: €10/person

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Dégustation de vin

Rides on electric scooters

Discover an ecological and unique experience thanks to our all-terrain electric scooter rides, in partnership with TROTTUP. Whether you are with family or friends, explore the natural treasures of the Domaine while having fun, with the greatest respect for the environment.

Practical information

By reservation only and to be discovered on site at the Domaine during the Marché du Printemps des Créateurs!

Duration: 1 hour
Number of people: 5 minimum
Price: on request

For further information: by email at ledomaine@calmel-joseph.com or by telephone at +33 (0) 4 68 72 09 88

Local partners: TROTTup

Balades en trotinettes - Calmel & Joseph

Winegrower's walk

New for 2024

Immerse yourself in the heart of our estate, located 15 minutes from Carcassonne, and discover the secrets of our terroir through an unforgettable immersive experience.

During this exploration, discover the fascinating world of viticulture, admire our vines from a new perspective, and learn more about our winemaking process. To crown this experience, a tasting of 6 of our wines awaits you!

Practical information

Date: April to October: Tuesday and Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Reservation required 48 hours in advance
Price: €30/person (local & gourmet plate: +€20/person)
Number of people: 4 minimum

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Your pets are welcome!

Balade vigneronne - Calmel & Joseph

Treasure hunt in a 2CV

Set off to discover part of the Corbières region, thanks to the 6 clues dotted around key locations. The Calmel & Joseph Wine Estate was burglarized in Montirat. The damage from theft is inestimable! The thugs took over part of the wine library. the best vintages have disappeared. With these bottles, a part of the history of the estate disappears. Fortunately, the police are almost certain that the criminal(s) would have hidden this cellar treasure during their flight, given the clues scattered along their route. The owners of the estate are offering a reward to whoever brings home the loot!

Practical information

By reservation only!

Departure: Domaine Calmel & Joseph / 11800 Montirat.
Duration: between 3 and 4.5 hours.
Prerequisites: the driver must have at least 2 years of driving experience and a valid license.
Number of participants: 4 people per car maximum & 10 cars maximum
Price: €500 per car (roadbook / car / fuel and refreshment break) — Optional: picnic basket, lunch on the route, overnight stay at the estate…

For further information: by email at ledomaine@calmel-joseph.com or by telephone at +33 (0) 4 68 72 09 88

Chasse au trésor en 2CV - Calmel & Joseph

Swimming pool / Sauna at the Domaine

In the intimacy of our Domaine viticole, right next to our gîtes, discover an ideal relaxation area where the swimming pool and sauna offer a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Surrounded by the tranquility of the surrounding countryside, whether you prefer to relax by the pool and enjoy the view over the vineyards, or immerse yourself in a good book, calm is never far away.

Take advantage of our sauna to recharge your batteries with an incredible view! Located in the tower, it offers an unobstructed panoramic view over the vineyards, allowing you to observe the local flora and fauna from another vantage point.

Practical information

Open: The swimming pool is open from early April to November. The sauna is open all year round.
Towels, swimsuits, caps and goggles not supplied.

For further information: email ledomaine@calmel-joseph.com or phone +33 (0) 4 68 72 09 88

Piscine et sauna - Calmel & Joseph

Hiking

Just a stone’s throw from our gîtes, set off to discover the hidden treasures that surround our Estate. During your hikes, follow the winding paths that wind through our vineyards, our olive groves and the enchanting landscapes of Montirat, very close to the famous City of Carcassonne. Soak up the natural beauty around you and the rolling hills as you wander. Whether you are an experienced hiking enthusiast or a simple walker, our trails offer an unforgettable experience in the heart of unspoilt nature.

Practical information

Accessible all year round, no reservations required!

Before embarking on a hike, make sure you’re well equipped and check the weather forecast.
Don’t forget water, sun cream and a hat (if the season allows).
Please respect the fauna, flora and the estate, and leave no trace of your visit – thank you very much.

For further information: email ledomaine@calmel-joseph.com or phone +33 (0) 4 68 72 09 88

Randonnées - Calmel & Joseph

Discover our cottages

Gîte "Les Terroirs" - Calmel & Joseph
Gîte "Les Terroirs" - Calmel & Joseph
Gîte "Les Terroirs" - Calmel & Joseph
Gîte "Les Terroirs" - Calmel & Joseph
Gîte "Les Terroirs" - Calmel & Joseph
Gîte "Les Terroirs" - Calmel & Joseph

Cottage
“Les Terroirs”

75 m² | 3/4 pers. | 2 rooms

From 150€/night

(minimum of 2 nights)

Gîte "Les Crus" - Calmel & Joseph
Gîte "Les Crus" - Calmel & Joseph
Gîte "Les Crus" - Calmel & Joseph
Gîte "Les Crus" - Calmel & Joseph
Gîte "Les Crus" - Calmel & Joseph
Gîte "Les Crus" - Calmel & Joseph
Gîte "Les Crus" - Calmel & Joseph
Gîte "Les Crus" - Calmel & Joseph
Gîte "Les Crus" - Calmel & Joseph

Cottage
“Les Crus”

130 m² | 8/9 pers. | 4* rooms

From 280€/night

(minimum of 2 nights)

Gîte "Les Cuvées Rares" - Calmel & Joseph
Gîte "Les Cuvées Rares" - Calmel & Joseph
Gîte "Les Cuvées Rares" - Calmel & Joseph
Gîte "Les Cuvées Rares" - Calmel & Joseph
Gîte "Les Cuvées Rares" - Calmel & Joseph
Gîte "Les Cuvées Rares" - Calmel & Joseph
Gîte "Les Cuvées Rares" - Calmel & Joseph
Gîte "Les Cuvées Rares" - Calmel & Joseph
Gîte "Les Cuvées Rares" - Calmel & Joseph
Gîte "Les Cuvées Rares" - Calmel & Joseph

Cottage
“Les Cuvées Rares”

140 m² | 6 pers. | 3 rooms

From 280€/night

(minimum of 2 nights)

Gîte "Le Domaine" - Calmel & Joseph
Gîte "Le Domaine" - Calmel & Joseph
Gîte "Le Domaine" - Calmel & Joseph
Gîte "Le Domaine" - Calmel & Joseph
Gîte "Le Domaine" - Calmel & Joseph
Gîte "Le Domaine" - Calmel & Joseph
Gîte "Le Domaine" - Calmel & Joseph
Gîte "Le Domaine" - Calmel & Joseph
Gîte "Le Domaine" - Calmel & Joseph
Gîte "Le Domaine" - Calmel & Joseph
Gîte "Le Domaine" - Calmel & Joseph

Cottage
“Le Domaine”

240 m² | 9 pers. | 4 rooms

From 500€/night

(minimum of 2 nights)

Like them, enjoy our cottages...

4.8 (79)
Gloria OswickGloria Oswick
13:23 08 Jun 24
Nous sommes allés à une dégustation de vins en mai 2024. Nous avons été très impressionnés par Sandy qui était une hôtesse très sympathique et informelle. Elle a passé du temps à nous présenter une variété de vins qui, selon elle, correspondaient à nos goûts déclarés. Elle a expliqué comment différents sols produisent différents raisins et comment l'influence du temps, des soins et de l'emplacement affecte la qualité et le goût du raisin. Nous avons passé une délicieuse heure et demie à échantillonner et à écouter.Nous avons vu l'extérieur des chambres et nous envisagerions certainement un prochain séjour car tout avait l'air si propre et agréable.C'est un endroit facile à trouver et un trajet en voiture très agréable.Inutile de dire que nous avons fini par acheter 3 cartons de leur délicieux vin, qui coûtaient en moyenne environ 10 £ par bouteille. Hautement recommandé.
Steve AndersonSteve Anderson
16:27 06 May 24
D'une manière ou d'une autre, ma femme et moi sommes tombés sur cet endroit en parcourant des routes secondaires. Le cadre est magnifique et la femme qui dirigeait l'endroit était merveilleusement sympathique et serviable. Nous avons fait quelques dégustations et acheté six bouteilles et je bois un verre au moment où j'écris ces lignes. Tous ont été excellents. Nous aimerions revenir et séjourner dans l'une de leurs chambres pour une nuit ou deux. Fortement, fortement recommandé. J'aimerais seulement que nous puissions acheter leurs vins aux États-Unis.
Fred DavantureFred Davanture
13:16 08 Apr 24
Un domaine magnifique au milieu des vignobles de Corbières. Nous avons été très bien accueilli et avons passé un très bon moment lors de la dégustation de vin à la métairie. Sandy est très attentionnée et à l'écoute de ses hôtes. Un endroit où la déconnexion est totale, au sens propre comme au figuré. Je recommande vivement.
Valé buonacoreValé buonacore
22:06 18 Mar 24
Maelys LetellierMaelys Letellier
06:25 19 Feb 24
Nous avions choisi la dégustation de vin et nous avons été extrêmement heureux de cette expérience. Nous avons été reçu très chaleureusement et la dégustation a été à la hauteur de toutes nos attentes. Nous avons adoré ce moment de partage. On y reviendra avec plaisir sûrement pour y passer la nuit. Nous recommandons fortement à notre entourage ! 5 étoiles
Lieu totalement atypique au milieu d'un domaine viticole. Les gîtes sont superbes, vous avez la possibilité de profiter d'une dégustation de vin au caveau du domaine afin de découvrir les différents vins que Calmel & Joseph vous propose.
Danny van NoordenDanny van Noorden
23:03 15 Nov 23
Beau vignoble Accueil très hospitalier avec des vins spéciaux
Fabrice THEAUDFabrice THEAUD
20:26 04 Oct 23
C est le second séminaire que j organise sur place. Peu de wifi, peu de réseau téléphonique même, mais un lieu magique, parfait pour déconnecter du quotidien et travailler sur de la cohésion ou sur un sujet précis.
Fat FatFat Fat
12:46 07 Aug 23
Séjour parfait, Sandy et Louise sont au top et très accueillantes!Le domaine est magnifique! Nous avons pu nous retrouver entre couples d'amis dans un endroit reposant et calme.Gîte très fonctionnel et emplacement idéal pour visiter la région tout en étant à la campagne. Nous reviendrons!A très bientotFatima
valerie moretvalerie moret
12:19 19 Jul 23
Déconnexion totale! Un très beau séjour sur le Domaine, les gîtes sont spacieux et agréables. Un vrai havre de tranquillité !Merci à l'hôtesse pour la dégustation et la découverte de vos vins ! Je recommande ++ !
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