La Joie de Vivre lies in one of the most beautiful, varied and fascinating parts of France. To the South lies the Pyrenees, one of Europe's most spectacular mountain ranges, on the borders of France and Spain. To the North Bordeaux, famed for its legendry status as one of the premier wine growing regions of the world. To the East is the most dramatic city of Carcassonne (world heritage listed) and the Mediterranean coast, and to the West is Pau with its relaxed and friendly elegance and the Atlantic surfing mecca of Biarritz.

La Joie de Vivre was built in 1851 and is a classical French Maison d'Maitre. Standing in 1.5 hectares of wooded parkland, the house has been renovated to provide small boutique style bed and breakfast accommodation, with just 5 beautifully renovated rooms that can sleep a maximum of 11 people. Click here for details of the B&B accomodation


An independent second house, within the grounds, has just been renovated and is available as a spacious self catering holiday home. It comprises of 3 bedrooms, two separate shower rooms, large living room, luxury granite finished kitchen dining room and a covered veranda with views of the Pyrenées. Click here for details of the self-catering accomodation

A 12m x 6m swimming pool was added in 2007. for use of anyone renting the barn.
Open all year round

With its outlook onto the Pyrenees, shaded grounds, comfortable rooms and access to some of the best outdoor recreation areas anywhere in the world, La Joie de Vivre offers the opportunity to unwind and relax or feed your passions for adventure.