Mellow Vélos is working with gites and chambres d’hotes in the area to add to your holiday experience. Here are some of our personal favourites and recommendations.







20 RdM Argens-Minervois

This comfortable, contemporary villa with private pool is located in the quiet rural village of Argens-Minervois on the Canal du Midi.  The village has two canal-side restaurants, a small but fully stocked épicerie, and a local wine producer all within a 5-minute walk of the villa. We have a large completely enclosed and private garden which has a large pool.  The hot tub is available upon request for a surcharge.

The villa consists of a large open plan kitchen dinner and lounge which opens on via double French windows to the garden and pool area.  Downstairs you will also find  one double and one twin bedroom with a shared shower room and downstairs toilet.  The Master Bedroom can be found on the first floor and has its own covered balcony.  There is off street parking for one car.

Cycle d’Oc A beautifully renovate traditional French farmhouse with a large secluded pool and stunning gardens.  Discover the magic of exploring the picturesque landscapes of this region on two wheels, under your own pedal power. Whether you are a sporty cyclist or a touring cyclist, whether you love strenuous mountain climbs or are happier on the flat, there is a wealth of exciting routes to choose from, which are safe and, often, almost traffic-free!

The Pink House a popular, well equipped village house with a great roof terrace, sleeping 4.  Wi-fi, dishwasher, woodburner, bbq, safe inside bike parking.

Schwanenvilla is a large villa next to the canal offering relaxing holidays to large groups. Additionally, Karl and Suse also offer B&B for those just wanting a one night stay.

Domaine de Viala  An imposing gite outside the village, catering for larger groups. The domaine is on top of a hill hence has panoramic views of the Corbieres, the Montaigne Noir and the Pyrenees.

Roubia 2km:

Maison Roubia: A luxury chambres d’hotes / bed and breakfast set in Roubia.  This a beautiful Minervois wine village on the banks of the Canal du Midi.  Open from April to the end of September, we offer you stylish, comfortable accommodation with 5 double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.  Our house is designed for ultimate relaxation, from our private garden and swimming pool to a secluded inner courtyard. Additionally, Maison Roubia has a magnificent roof terrace with spectacular views to the Pyrenees.

Ventenac 2kms

La Voila is a typical Mediterranean villa in Ventenac, the closest village to Paraza.   Sleeping 4+2, the villa has a pool and private garden with secure parking.

Les Cordelines, which is in Ventenac, the next village along the Canal du Midi, is a light and airy modern house, with a traditional feel to it. There’s a large garden, terrace and swimming pool, also secure storage for bikes and plenty of parking space. The English owners provide a warm and friendly ambience, and all four bedrooms are comfortable and well-furnished.

Jasmine Holiday Homes is a barn conversion and apartments in Ventenac.  There are 3 properties which give a choice of accommodation.

Chateau Ventenac offers offers self catering accommodation for large groups as well as a number of residential courses and activity weeks. Another great reason to stay here is the fantastic view from the terraced garden.

Pouzols 4km:

Domaine de Creva Tinas is surrounded by vineyards and pine woods and offers B&B accommodation with a swimming pool and a garden.  Free wifi for guests. Your host Anne is a keen cyclist and friend of Mellow Vélos.

Saint-Nazaire 6km:

Domaine de Puychene, a truly beautiful holiday estate which  offers 10 beautifully-furnished and equipped holiday cottages in a completely renovated 19th Century winery.  The domaine has lush gardens and a private swimming pool. The estate sits in the traditional wine-making village of Saint-Nazaire d’Aude, hence is only a few minutes’ drive from the gorgeous Canal du Midi.

Argens 7km:

No.20. is our modern villa in Argens-Minervois that sleeps 6, This is a comfortable well-equipped modern house with a large pool. In addition, you will have discounted rates on bike hire!

Gites du Canal have two delightful properties in the pretty canal side village of Argens. Also, Peter the owner, worked with us for a few seasons.

Beaufort 8km:  This “chambre d’hôte” dates from 1863. After careful renovation, La Maison Chabbert now has modern facilities whilst keeping all its original historical charm and style. No matter what the weather may bring, one can find many perfect places to relax and unwind, whether in the delightfully leafy garden outside, or indoors enjoying all the spacious and inviting living rooms.

Salleles d’Aude 10km:

l’Olivier Chambres d’hote  This newly opened Band B is in Salleles d’Aude. All the rooms have en suite facilities and there is a comfortable outside sitting area with a swimming pool. In addition, wi-fi is accessible in all rooms and evening meals are available.

Les Volets Bleus is an attractive and friendly chambre d’hotes in Salleles d’Aude run by a keen cycling couple.  Also, secure cycle parking is available in their large garage.


Château de la Motte Set in a former in a sixteenth century wine estate this converted charming tourist resort offers secluded charming old stone cottageswith  creative charming interiors that provide style and comfort.

 Bize 11km:

Holiday home in the beautiful medieval waterside village of Bize.  In addition, there is safe river swimming in crystal clear water.

Chez Pierrette is a spacious house set in the charming mediaeval village of Bize-Minervois.

Saint Marcel Sur Aude 8 Kms

Le Parc  Lying in the sunny plains of the Languedoc Rousillion, this charming, large, beautifully renovated Vigneron (Wine makers house) has all the modern amenities you could wish for, and character match!

Olonzac 12km:

Sainte-Hélène Chambres d’hôtes: A luxury B & B and apartment, in the heart of the thriving village of Olonzac. All rooms in the house are en-suite and there is a guest lounge & courtyard.

Eloi Merle is a large chambre d’hotes with additional accommodation in converted barn gites. There is also a beautiful garden and a large pool.  Furthermore, Olonzac has a great market every Tuesday morning.

Le Voyageur   Situated on the main boulevard this 18 century coaching in offers 5 large rooms with en-suite which are individually decorated with furniture collected from our travels around the world.  Relax with a glass of local wine in our secluded Zen garden. Breakfast included, table d’hôtes (meals on request), free WIFI and art expo’s. It’s decorated with furniture collected from travels around the globe.

 Pepieux 16km:

Le Vieux Relais in Pepieux offers a complete holiday experience from a few nights B&B with dinner at local restaurants.  In addition, why not take advantage of their table d’hôtes dinner service on the covered courtyard dining terrace.

Ferrals les Corbieres 17km :  is in the heart of Ferrals les Corbieres, a rural village, in the Aude within the Languedoc Rousillion. We offer an intimate yet child friendly nest of three luxury holiday apartments close to all amenities in the glorious South of France. They may be booked together or individually.

La Redorte 20km:

Maison La Bon Vivant is a cosy spacious house in the village of La Redorte.  Furthermore, the canal du midi runs through the village.

Trausse 26km:

Le Parc de Lignieres is a beautiful family home, a Maison de Maitre with an unusually large garden for a French village. Additionally the house is completely private and not overlooked by anyone. Le Parc is very pretty with shutters on all the doors and windows and comes with a wonderful pool with excellent sunbathing areas. So,if you are a large family or like to share with your friends, this house is ideal!

Cruzy 26km:

Clos Mazerolles, This is a delightful B&B in the village of Cruzy – Contact Henriette Lopez 04 67 89 77 27

Maison Cruzy, With exposed beams, fireplaces, 2 reception rooms and 5 bedrooms, Maison Cruzy is a wonderfully spacious property that is ideal for families and groups. The accommodation is well equipped and also has a private roof terrace and a swimming pool.

Mirepeisset 10km:

La Souqueto A sensitively restored and renovated townhouse in Mirepeisset offering great food, a happy atmosphere, plenty of personal advice on what to do and what to see in the area.   The house has a large, bright artists’ studio at guests’ disposal, as well as a roof terrace and small patio for private relaxation.

Other information about this area

Aude Property from French Property Centre.  has a large choice of holiday homes in Minervois and Aude.

Canal du Midi With information and lots of photos of the canal.

Tourist information  A good resource for the Corbieres / Minervois region.  Learn French with a native French speaker  Luxury holiday villas in Languedoc  has a great selection of local holiday homes.

English speaking estate agent in the Languedoc  Are you looking to buy a house, a villa, land, property, in the South of France?

LFN DIGESTIVE is a website with lots of local information.

Houses for sale and rent in Languedoc, south of France Languedoc’s property specialists – hundreds of properties for sale, holiday homes to rent and B&Bs – all in Languedoc, south of France. In addition, there is a wealth of information about the region, its cities, beaches, sightseeing, wine, weather, etc.