We invite you to come and stay with us in Nizas- a tiny, charming and ancient village with a tiny population of 500 to match.
Our home is a beautifully restored, two-hundred-year-old “maison de village”, situated literally a stone’s throw away from a medieval church, a château, a wine bar, a corner store and of course, the lovely surrounding hills which are lined with the fruit of the local wine growers.
We offer you your own lovely and bright private room, a shared bathroom (toilets on each of the 3 levels), a fully equipped and brand new kitchen, a relaxing lounge room space with a large TV and a comfy couch, a big sunny terrace, a courtyard with a barbecue and of course, breakfast! There is free high-speed wireless internet throughout the house and fresh towels and linen are provided. There is plenty of space for you to relax and be at home, whether it be inside or out on the terrace.
Breakfast will be served between 7 and 10 am. If you would like to join us for dinner, we offer simple but yummy meals with a beer or a glass of wine.* If you would like to cook your own meals, feel free to use the barbecue and kitchen, help yourself to tea and coffee, spices and cooking oil. You will have your own food shelf and a little space in the fridge.
A minute’s walk from the house, you will find a public basketball court, an outdoor ping pong table and a boules court where you can join the locals for a game of pétanque. There is also a tennis court for hire. If you enjoy strolling, take a simple wander through and around the hills in any direction for however long and you will not be disappointed - stunning, vineyard landscapes at every turn.
For biking enthusiasts, there are over 130 km of mountain biking trails for all levels, which you can start from Nizas. This is a great way to experience the countryside and surrounding villages. We have 2 extra bikes free for you to use.* For ‘technical riders’, ask Pierre, who would be happy to take you out on a ride in the hills.
We recommend the markets, cafés, restaurants, bars, museums, galleries and shops in Pézenas, which is famous for its brocantes and lively art and music scene.
The vibrant city of Montpellier just is a 45-minute drive or just over an hour by bus from Nizas.
Our pick of local beaches, rivers, lakes, canals, barrages:
- Tamarissière Beach, Lac du Salagou (on the presque isle), Barrage des Olivettes and lake Thau, which are each within a 30 min radius of Nizas by car;
- Hérault river at Cazouls-d’Hérault for a dip (20 minute bike ride);
- Le Canal du midi (Le Somail) direction Carcassonne (1 hour drive).
Two buses pass through Nizas to Pézenas daily (except Sundays and public holidays).
Pick up from Pézenas, Béziers train station, or Montpellier airport or train station can be arranged.*
Please note that mobile coverage in the village is a little light. Phones from the operator “Free” will have reception in the house and “Sosh” or “Orange” mobiles will work from the village main plaza.
As we’ve only recently moved-in (mid July), despite our best efforts to make the house comfortable we might still be missing a chair here or a lamp shade there. This has been factored into the pricing of the accommodation.
Our house is a typical french village house (built in 1818, renovated first in 1920 then extended in 1990 and finally completely renovated in 2013) which means that some of the door frames will be quite low and our top floor has a couple of low hanging wooden beams. If your are particularly tall (180-190cm+) please be aware that you will have to watch your head while walking on the top floor :)
In case our listing isn't available for your dates (or you simply wish to try something different :)) we can recommend the following listings in the region:
"La Petite Tour B&B" in Puissalicon: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2479845
"The perfect place to relax" in Nizas: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1086315
* Fee applies:
We have 2 simple bikes available for our guests to use freely. However please note that these bikes are not fitted for full-on off road riding. We do have high end mountain bikes that can be used for 25€ / bike / day.
Dinner at 10€ a head includes a main, dessert and a glass of wine or a beer.
Pickup (return) from Montpellier Airport or Train station is 30€.
Pickup (return) from Bezier Train station is 20€.
Pickup (return) from Pezenas is 10€.
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Wir haben die wunderbare Natur und Umgebung z.B. mit Märkten, Meer und Seen genossen. Die beiden Gastgeber erlebten wir als offene, relaxte, interessierte, diskrete, inspirierende und sehr freundliche Gastgeber. Das Haus und die Räume sind schön, schlicht und stilvoll eingerichtet - alles was der Mensch zum guten Leben braucht ist vor Ort zu finden (sogar flexible Frühstückszeiten :-) Es gibt genug Raum, um sich zurückzuziehen und/oder auch die Möglichkeit sich zum Austausch zu treffen. MERCI, wir kommen gerne wieder.
We had a great time with great hosts in Nizas! The tastefully decorated house is huge enough to find "your space". We found everything we needed to spend a relaxed holiday: comfortable bed, breakfast as wished, banana bread, blue sky & yellow mimosas and: an extremely friendly, open minded and interesting couple as hosts. Highly recommended: stay with Rachel & Pierre ... + feel free to enjoy the beautiful south and its gentle wilderness!
Me and my girlfriend had a very nice stay at Pierre and Rachel's place! Very friendly and nice to hang out drinking tea with! What can I say.... One of my best airbnb stays:)
tres bon sejour chez pierre et rachel... dans ce petit village Nizas du Languedoc
tres bien recus, jolie maison tres agreable
they speak french and english and I regret not to have tested my awful english at breakfast time