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Bize-Minervois Carnival

11/04/2014

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Bize-Minervois Carnival

The Bize-Minervois Carnival or ‘Mardi Gras’ started March 4th this year from Thursday till the early hours of Monday morning.  It is a 4 day period of celebrating, music and dancing in the evenings and a parade on the Sunday daytime where people dress up in a variety of costumes,[…]

Gîte in Bize

26/02/2014

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Gîte in Bize

We have recently converted the house for customers to gîte in Bize self catering and we can accommodate a party of up to 10 people in total.  All bedrooms are ensuite – There are 3 double bedrooms, one family room sleeping up to 4 people, plus a cot.  So not only[…]

Wine Tasting

07/09/2013

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Wine

Recently went wine tasting in our local vigneron Château Cabezac after it was renovated and re-decorated this year.  It is situated just on the main road from our village Bize-Minervois in the Languedoc.  I must say it looks fabulous and now has a very swanky bar and lovely outdoor space with a terrace to[…]

Minerve – capital of the Minervois wine growing region

07/08/2013

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Minerve

We ate out in Minerve last night.  Minerve is a stunning place to visit with old cobbled streets, shops, restaurants and bars, steeped in the history of the Cathars.  I have visited there are few times in the day which is breath-taking enough however, in the evening it takes on a new[…]

Fete de l’Olivier Bize Minervois

24/07/2013

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Fete de l'Olivier Bize Minervois Fete de l'Olivier Bize Minervois

Fete de l’Olivier Bize Minervois is the highlight of the year in Bize, a great day held each year in July just after Bastille Day. Various stalls are set up all around the village selling local arts, crafts and local food produce.  There are also large tables set up around the[…]

River beach swimming in the summer

20/07/2013

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River beach

Here are a few photos of our river beach in Bize-Minvervois.  The river is La Cesse river, which runs through the village and it is only 50 metres from our property Le Bobo.  It is a stunning crystal clear river and a dam has been created in the centre of the village to form a natural swimming pool.  It[…]