Welcome to Chez Hawkins

Rafting in the Midi-Pyrenees, France
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Welcome to Chez Hawkins.  We are a family run gite and event centre in the village of Fougax-et-Barrineuf nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees, France.

Our village sits below one of the historic Cathar castles, the Chateau de Montsegur.

Gite with Swimming Pool

We have a beautiful spacious gite which is airy in summer and warm in winter. We can accommodate up to 10 people comfortably. There’s a fantastic 10m x 5m salt-water swimming pool with amazing views up the beautiful Gorge de la Frau.

Outside July and August we host and run a range of Group events – click the link to see what we’ve got going on.

In The Area

We are in a lovely area with many things to see and do.

We’re a mecca for all types of cycling and mountain walks start the moment you step out of the front door. There’s also  an acro-branche, prehistoric caves, white-water rafting, via ferrata, horse riding and rock-climbing, skiing, cross-country skiing, walking/snow-shoeing in the winter all very close by. The area is also famous for the Cathar castles perched on their ‘pogs’ which stretch all the way down to the Mediterranean.

Browse Our Website

Please look around our site to see the accommodation, what there is to see and do, and feel free to contact us with any questions you might have.