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The Canal de Midi was started in October 1666. The Seuil de Naurouze, or Col de Naurouze, is the highest point (190 m above sea level) of the Canal du Midi.
There has been a fortified settlement on the hill where Carcassonne now stands since pre-Roman times.It is an outstanding example of a medieval fortified town, with its massive defences encircling the castle and the surrounding buildings, its streets and its fine Gothic cathedral following a lengthy restoration campaign undertaken by Viollet-le-Duc.
A city with unique architecture made of pinkish terracotta bricks, which earned it the nickname la Ville Rose ('The Pink City'), Toulouse counts two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Canal du Midi and the Basilica of St. Sernin, the largest remaining Romanesque building in Europe.
Benedictine abbey, founded in 754 at the foot of the Montagne Noire, owes its fame to the innovative teaching method it practised from the 17th century until its closure in 1991.
We don't post blogs very often but you might like some of the recent history of En Théza.
There is a swimming pool just for you!
It is kept at a constant temperature throughout the summer and is the ideal place to cool off when it gets too hot to sit in the sun.
The kids will love splashing about and there are a selection of inflatables to play and float about.
Watch out, adults! you are going to get splashed!
When you get to En Théza, you'll find that it is surrounded by the Aude countryside.
Depending on when you arrive, you can watch the the cycle of farming from ploughing to harvest or observe the birdlife from courting to feeding young.
If you are lucky, you can see Red Squirrels, Muntjac Deer, Quail and Harriers from the kitchen!
Our neighbours tell there are even wild boar! but we haven't seen them yet.
We started work renovating En ThÃ©za in about 2003. The original building had animal stalls on a mud floor downstairs; this was excavated, sealed and a tiled floor placed.
The whole house was gutted. New windows and door were knocked into the walls. The whole of the ground floor was dug out, foundations laid, upper floor reinforced.
A chimney was opened up and two wood-burning stoves were installed.
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The nearest restaurant, Le Pas de Naurouze, is 6.7km walk along the Rigole (a supply stream for the Canal du Midi) or a 10 minute drive.
The nearest boulangerie is in Labastide d'Anjou. There isn't a shop in Airoux