House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Welcome to Azille Maison! Holiday in the charming village of Azille and experience French provincial life at it's best.
Located in the centre of the beautiful, historical and friendly village of Azille in the south of France, this Australian owned self-catering holiday house has 3 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a fully equipped modern kitchen, two internal living areas and a large private courtyard. The house is over 300 years old, renovated to retain period features and feel, and located in a very quiet street. Excellent holiday accommodation with many activities and destinations on your doorstep. Enjoy a splendid relaxed lunch in the house's private courtyard or end your day on the terrace with a glass of wine.
Azille is a charming and historic small village located in the Minervois wine producing area and surrounded by nearby historical and picturesque villages and towns such as Carcassonne, Beziers, Narbonne and Minerve.
Azille has amenities including a boulangerie (baker), a general store, a bar/cafe and a restaurant. Fresh food vendors trade in the centre of town several mornings each week selling a range of foods including meat, barbeque chickens, seafood, cheese, fruit and vegetables. Azille and surrounding towns regularly host antique and bric-a-brac markets. Nearby towns also have weekly produce and general markets. The house is self-contained and everything you need is on your doorstep or very nearby.
Enjoy the local life or go further afield. Experience this wonderful area of France with many towns, activities and historical sites within 10-15 minutes drive from Azille, the Canal du Midi providing paths for walking and cycling is very close, and nearby Lac de Jouarres is for swimming, water sports and picnics. Further afield, the historic town of Carcassonne, and the Mediterranean beaches near Narbonne are each 30 minutes away and you can drive to Spain or the Pyrenees in less than 2 hours.
There are many activities available in the local area including cruising the Canal du Midi, wine tasting, walking/hiking, bike riding, swimming, browsing markets, seeing the historical sites, cooking with the fresh local seasonal ingredients, playing petanque, and enjoying the cafe and restaurant life of the area.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lake (4km), sea (35km)|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Carcassonne (30 min) or Toulouse airports (1.5 hr), Nearest railway: Lézignan Corbières (15 min), Narbonne (20 min), Ca|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access|
|General||TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Languedoc-Roussillon region
Azille is a medieval town/village situated in Aude in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, famous for its food, wine, architecture and sunshine. It is an easy drive to the historic and famous walled town and castle of Carcassonne. Canal du Midi winds through Aude and the Minervois area, and is less than 2km from Azille. The Cathar trail runs through Aude and there are many historic remains and reminders of the Cathars and the Albigensian Crusade throughout. Close to the historic and picturesque towns of Minerve, Beziers and Narbonne, and the Mediterranean beaches. There are also many regular produce, antique and bric-a-brac markets within an easy drive of Azille.
Places of interest from between 5 - 40 minutes of Azille include the following:
Carcassonne - with its' spectacular walled city, a Bastide in the lower city and a port on the Canal du Midi.
Canal du Midi - walk or ride alongside, sit in cafés and restaurants beside the Canal, or hire a boat for a day cruise on the Canal.
Béziers - with the Cathédrale St-Nazaire, Musée des Beaux Arts and amazing Fonserannes Lock. Béziers has an annual four day Feria (festival) in mid-August, attracting many of the very best bullfighters and flamenco dancers.
Minerve - a fortified small medieval village that has some interesting shops and galleries, as well as cafés and restaurants.
Caunes Minervois - a picturesque and interesting small medieval village with an 8th century abbey of note.
Narbonne - has a picturesque old centre with a lovely cloister and cathedral. Nearby are the Narbonne beaches.
The Fontfroide Abbey - founded in 1093 and later became a Cistercian monastery.
A little further afield but within easy day-trip distance are Montpellier, Perpignan and Toulouse. Spain and the Pyrenees are only 2 hours away, and Barcelona a 3 hour drive.
Azille is a winemaking town within the Minervois wine area, with several wine tasting and sales outlets in and around the town for the local wines. Azille hosts a number of festivals and markets during the year, including the Feria which is usually held around the start of May, a Feast of wineries in July, night markets in August, and a Feast of Autumn in October. There are also regular Vide Grenier (bric-a-brac/antique) markets held in Azille.
There are several good weekly town markets in the area including in Olonzac on Tuesdays, and Lézignan-Corbières on Wednesdays.
The Canal du Midi is a couple of kilometres away, offering walking and bike riding tracks. The village of Homps, 5 kms away, is a port town on the Canal du Midi that has good cafes and restaurants, many fronting on to the canal. Also nearby (2.5 kms) is La Redorte, a pretty town on the Canal with several cafes and restaurants, a good boulangerie and large supermarket. Many other small towns are close by including the wine producing towns of La Liviniere and Siran.