Cedar House

Bed & Breakfast

A place to rest, unwind & discover Ariège & the Cathar country.

Cedar House is settled in the middle of a 5000 square meter wooded park. It is a haven of greenery from which you can admire a beautiful view on the Pyrenees mountain, including the mythical Montségur Castle.
Yet overhanging the city and only a few hundred meters from the town center of Lavelanet, Cedar House is surrounded by nature and really peaceful.
In the heart of the Cathar country, 1 hour and a half drive from Toulouse, 50 minutes from Carcassonne, 20 minutes from Foix, Cedar House’s location is ideal to discover this beautiful and authentic area.

Maria-Elisa will be delighted to welcome you in their house and display their three recently renovated bedrooms, decorated with a sober and warming touch.

« Peace is a tree that takes time to grow. We need, as well as the cedar does, to aspire a lots of rocks in order to found its unity ». Antoine de Saint-Exupery

You will have access to :
– A meeting room
– A kitchen
– Three bedrooms including individual shower & washbasin.

Bedroom 1 : UNIHIPILI : 2 individual beds
Bedroom 2 : UHANE : 2 individual beds
Bedroom 3 : AUMAKUA : 1 double bed

Meeting Room
Breakfast room

Meeting room


Breakfast room

Bedroom 1 : UNIHIPILI

Bedroom 2 : UHANE

Bedroom 3 : AUMAKUA

The Park :
Over 5000 square meters of wooded land not overlooked.
A place to take time to feel the benefits of being in contact with nature, lie down under the shade of the linden tree, meditate in an unseen nook, walk shoe-free, observe squirrels, listen to birds sing, read, write, draw or simply stay there in silence.

From where & how to come :

By plane : Lavelanet is 1h15 from Toulouse Airport and 50 minutes from Carcassonne Airport.
By train (Toulouse-Lavelanet) :
– Toulouse- Foix by train. Foix- Lavelanet by bus (download bus schedule from Foix to Lavelanet)
– Toulouse- Pamiers by train. Pamiers- Lavelanet by bus (dowload bus schedule from Pamiers to Lavelanet and Montsegur too)
By car :  Cedar House is less than 5 minutes walk from Lavelanet town center yet it is surrounded by nature.
Cedar House is overlooking the Touyre river and the south part of the city. Here you will discover an amazing view on the Pyrenees mountains, including the famous Saint-Barthélémy peak and the inescapable Montségur Castle.
To access Cedar House from the town center. You need to take the « chemin des Rives de Benaix » (or « route de Benaix ») directly thirty meters right after the city’s central roundabout following Perpignan direction (avenue Général de Gaulle). Beware of the sharp turn (facing the « bureau de tabac ») which can be tricky when there is a lot of traffic as you need to swerve to the left before turning right. But it is possible! It is much easier if you come from the opposite side from Quillan or Perpignan. In case there is a lot of traffic, it might be advised to push further 400 meters and turn round in front of the chemists.
Cedar House is approximately 400 meters further, on the « route de Benaix » opposite the « bureau de tabac ». It is on your left hand side, at number 24. You might be surprised by finding that number 24 is following number 3, the previous house !


06 12 74 05 60


24 Rives de Bénaix, 09300 Lavelanet