The Village

Bize-Minervois is arguably the prettiest village in the renowned Minervois wine growing area. It is situated on the River Cesse – the house is only a 2 minute stroll from the river pool which provides unique safe swimming.

A natural swimming pool has been created within the bed of the river. There is a grassed area and a pebbled ‘beach’ with a life guard on duty between 1.30 pm and 7 pm every day during the summer months. The water is tested by the local authorities and is constantly being refreshed as the river flows downstream.

The village is very well serviced:
  • 3 restaurants
  • a Utile supermarket
  • 2 hair salons
  • post office
  • café/bar
  • 2 bakeries
  • pharmacy
  • beautician
  • local cinema in the village hall
  • medical centre (3 doctors)
  • small local market each Wednesday
  • tennis courts
  • a primary school
  • camping ground

All are within a few minutes’ walk of the house.