Below are the sign names you need to follow from Carcassonne:
Conques sur Orbiel (or just Conques)
Detailed Driving Directions
Once you are in the region of Carcassonne on the A61, look for signs and follow the direction for Mazamet and Villemoustaussou.
Head towards Villemoustaussou until you see signs for Conques sur Orbiel. (You will be going through a few roundabouts).
After the roundabouts, you will be driving through many vineyards. Keep going.
You will see windmills in the hills in the distance (on a clear day) and will pass a Renault dealership on the right outside Conques sur Orbiel.
You will hit the junction for Conques sur Orbiel – there is a junction with lots of little signs and a Pharmacie on the right.
Keep going straight in the direction of Lastours.
You will pass a Peugeot dealership on your left and will drive through more vineyards.
You will see a cluster of houses called St. Charles. The area will be more densely treed.
Continue straight through a tiny village called Moulin D’Artigues. You are still going in the direction of Lastours, and the area becomes more mountainous.
Finally, you drive through Lastours with its Cathar chateaux.
Stay on the main road through the towns Les Ilhes, La Grave.
You will come to a junction with a huge rock face and many signs.
Turn right in the direction of Roquefere and Labastide Esparbairenque.
Go straight through Roquefere, passing by its great restaurant the Sire de Cabaret.
The next town is Labastide Esparbairenque.
There is a sharp veer left at the sign for the village.
Take the left fork, drive past the little garage, go around a slight bend and park in the village parking area overlooking the valley.
You can walk from the parking area toward La Muse, which is the first house after a small chapel, about 20 yards.
The La Muse entrance has a sign and big red gate beside the little chapel.
The big red door beside the sign is the La Muse studio.
We also have a get away section to our site if you need an overview of how to get here from planes and trains.