Century21 ACI

Welcome to the sunny south of France.

Spectacular scenery, 300+ days of sunshine a year, a Mediterranean climate, relaxed lifestyle, and ski stations, beaches, outdoor pursuits on the doorstep. And with 5 major airports (Carcassonne, Toulouse, Perpignan, Beziers and Girona) within 2 hours it's the perfect location for family holidays, weekend retreats or permanent living. This area has it all!

The centre of this region is the small market town of Quillan which is situated in a natural amphitheatre in the upper Aude valley in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Quillan is situated at 300m of altitude and has around 3500 inhabitants, giving it sufficient size to have a decent choice of shops, restaurants, summer festivals and public transport facilities, but being sufficiently small and friendly to make integration into the relaxed village lifestyle very easy and natural.

Located in the heart of the Aude Valley, Quillan and the surrounding villages are steeped in a rich history, particularly in relation to the Cathars, and their troubled past with the Catholic Church. This history can still be seen in the castle ruins high up in the mountains, the lively food markets, and the festivals and parades that take pride of place throughout the year.

The area has a real microclimate, having the clear blue Mediterranean skies and temperatures, without suffering the almost daily, debilitating winds of the coastal areas, thanks to the protecting influence of the Corbière hills and the Pyrenees. The Mediterranean/Atlantic watershed is just 10kms to the west of Quillan - and further west the damp Atlantic weather systems inevitably prevail.

ACI is a joint English/French run estate agency in the most southerly, sunny part of France. We offer a friendly, informed, service for all aspects of property search, purchase, sale, rental & management as well as a full before and after sales service. We can help with mortgage applications, business planning for investment purchases, and day-to-day practical matters from dealing with utility companies to getting your car registered.

Whether your interest is for holiday, retirement, or investment purposes; whether you are looking for a pied-à-terre or a chateau and whether your budget is €10k or €10m - we are here to help.

More information

Full details of all our properties on our own (bilingual) website www.aci-agence.com and on www.century21.fr .

On www.aci-agence.com you can search on multiple criteria. As well as the usual selections of price band, area, no. of bedrooms etc. you can search on a keyword such a ‘pool’ or property reference and/or a combination of some or all of these. You can view the resultant properties in list form or on a map of the area. To use this facility go to the 'English home page', then 'Find a property' and enter your search criteria into the 'keyword' search field.

There is also useful information on the area we cover, and the buying process here in France.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at the show if you have any questions about our services or any of our properties - or would just like a general chat about the practicalities - and benefits - of living and holidaying in this beautiful area of France.

We look forward to seeing you at the show.

Useful Contacts

  • Alan Redhouse
  • Martyn Loftus
  • Thierry Meynier
  • Guyonne Potier

Century21 ACI
46 Grand rue Vaysse Barthélémy

Phone : +33 (0)468 20 15 49


46 Grand rue Vaysse

UK Mobile: 07700 036 818
Office: +33 468 20 15 49
French mobile: +33 676 042 631
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