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.


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.

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 stunning panoramic views of the Corbieres, the Montaigne Noir and the Pyrenees.

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 8km:

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 3km:

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!

Beaufort 10km:  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 12km:

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.


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

Inspire Azille Inspiré Boutique Espace d’art is a unique ART’s space, private in-house wine bar for it’s B & B guests, salon du téa open to all, programme of creative events, wine tours and tastings & Pop-up out reach music events.

 Taste Du Languedoc  offers wine tours, gourmet food tours, cultural tours, historical tours, and custom tour packages in the Languedoc region of southern France. With over 20 years of experience in the Languedoc wine region – as well as a rich knowledge of its interesting history, culture, and wine industry practices.

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

Minerve is one of the most beautiful villages in France with a long geological history and the relentless work of the water as it carved out the limestone of the ‘causse’ (plateau), led to the formation of narrow canyons. The Brian and Cesse rivers, with their changeable flow, are what built this rocky fortress, and, even more surprising, the rivers created natural bridges, as they tunnelled through the rock. You can even walk through them during the dry season.  Minerve is a great day out on a bike – leave the Roubia around 9:30 to 10am and you will arrive in Minerve in time for lunch.


There are several markets that are a short ride from Roubia and make for a lovely morning out perusing the stalls, drinking coffee and eating croissants whilst watching the world go by.

Olonzac is a bustling small town/large village about12 km from Roubia. Every Tuesday morning until 12:30 there is a market selling everything from fresh spices to table clothes and meat and vegetables.  The produce market is behind the main street and many local producers and small holders travel here to sell.  You can while a way a pleasant morning in the market followed by a coffee at any of the cafes in the tree lined main boulevard.

Lezignan market is the regional market is held every Wednesday until12:30 and is a truly French affair with locals from all around travelling in to sell and buy and just to meet up with their friends.  This is a colourful experience and should not be missed, but for the best quality, get up early.

Tourist information  A good resource for the Corbieres / Minervois region.

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.