Holiday rental in the beautiful village of Bize-Minervois, France, in the Languedoc, Aude department. The accommodation is for couples - a comfortable luxury studio flat with a modern kitchen -all newly built (2016). It has direct access to the heated pool and its private sun-terrace. The studio has wi-fi and satellite TV. A perfect couples’ get away, it is newly decorated, modern and attractive, with a luxurious bathroom with walk-in shower.
The studio is located a very short (less than two minute) walk to the river with its large natural pool and “beach” for safe, clean river swimming (there is a lifeguard in the summer). The entrance to the property is at the start of the “sentier pedestre” (marked hiking route) which takes you up on to the hills around the village for stunning walks of varying difficulty and length and with views to the Pyrenees.
The village boasts six restaurants offering a variety of french and asian cuisines and there is also a takeaway pizza van once a week. A small market is held every Wednesday by the river and there are also two bakeries, an excellent village shop plus post office, chemist and a local organic produce shop. There is a medical surgery and dental surgery in the village and it is a short drive to the nearest large supermarket.
Bize Minervois is on the Cathar trail, located between Carcassonne (40 minutes) and Beziers (30 minutes) and is a 20-minute drive from the historic city of Narbonne with its stunning cathedral and roman road. We are surrounded by vineyards and hills, filled with wildlife including wild boar, red squirrels and birds of prey. There are several fabulous sandy beaches along our stretch of coast, at Narbonne Plage, Gruissan Plage and on the Beziers coast.
A perfect location for hiking, horse-riding, river swimming and bird-watching with bars and restaurants within a very short walking distance. There are exciting places to visit all around and of course, you can go wine-tasting at the many domaines in the area.