Domaine de Meilhan logo Domaine de MeilhanNarbonne • Languedoc-Roussillon • France
the domaine
detail from the original main gates
one of our dearly-departed chickens
view up the Canal de la Robine as you access the tow path
The Domaine — a chateau Pinardier
photos of the apartment at Domaine de Meilhan
Built in 1830, the domaine is known as a 'chateau pinardier'. These were wine chateaux that sprang up during the 19th century in the Languedoc region, producing cheap, low-quality wine. They were a feature of the region's prosperity at the time, which ended in overproduction and the winegrowers' revolt of 1907.

Domaine de Meilhan is situated on 5 hectares (over 12 acres) of land. About a third is still under vines, another third includes a vegetable garden and plenty of space to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine, and the final third is a woodland haven for wildlife that includes wild boar, hares and many bird species.


An important and prosperous port in Roman times, Narbonne is now about 15km from the Mediterranean Sea. It was located on the Via Domitia, a section of which you can actually walk on in the town square (Place de l'Hôtel de Ville) in front of the Archbishop's Palace (Palais des Archevêques).


photos of the apartment at Domaine de Meilhan
five minutes' drive from Narbonne • on the Canal de la Robine