Rural Holiday Vintage Video

I found an amazing vintage video in the Prelinger Archives where the US Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service is encouraging farmers to start catering to farm tourism.  Circa 1965.

It’s perfectly hokey.  But it’s also interesting to see some old ideas about rural tourism (and consider that many of the ideas remain the same today).

If you found this post because you’d like to have a rural vacation, then you can find more information about visiting O’Vineyards or staying in our Bed & Breakfast.

There’s a really interesting theme about returning to childhood or simpler times.  Something to think about and perhaps explore more in our own rural recreation.  I think one of the reasons I’ve neglected this theme is because wine is inherently an adult subject in the USA.  But there’s still something to think about here.  Also I want a narrator like this in all moments of my life. 😀

The video is Public Domain in case you want to use it somewhere else! 🙂

How to find us

Domaine O’Vineyards, located in the North Arrondissement of Carcassonne, is just minutes from the Carcassonne train station, the Medieval City, and the Carcassonne Airport.
GPS coordinates: 43.259622, 2.340387

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North Arrondissement of Carcassonne
885 Avenue de la Montagne Noire
11620 Villemoustaussou, France
Tel: +33(0) 630 189 910

  1. Best by GPS.
    Follow the signs to Mazamet/ Villemoustaussou using the D118. At the end of the last straight part of D118, you will come to a roundabout with the Dyneff gas station.
  2. Take the exit towards Pennautier. Continue 500m to a small roundabout and go straight over.
  3. Look out for the second road on your right, Avenue des Cévennes which curves up hill (about 1km) to Avenue de la Montagne Noire on the left.
  4. At the last juction, bear left. the road sign “Ave de la Montagne Noire” (confusing as it seems to show a right turn)
  5. After another 500m you will see our red brick color building in the middle of the vines.