We receive you in the ancient Royal Factory of Sheets of the XVII th century.
The Logis Colbert in Bize-Minervois was formerly a Royal factory producing sheets for the Kings soldiers. It was built in the XVIIe century and closed after the French Revolution.
Active until 1789, the factory did not resist to the sale of the national possessions in 1791. It is acquired in 1836 by the back grandfather of the current owner. The Jean-Jacques family have been living there ever since that time.
Some other parts of this big and historic building were restored by his father as holiday apartments and include beautiful gardens on the side of the river Cesse with swimming pool, tennis and private parking. A variety of shops and 3 restaurants can be found in the village as well as 2 supermarkets less than 5 kms away..
Today, reconverted with happiness to shelters of holidays (apartments and independent houses by the river), it raises itself proudly at the edge of the Cesse and participates in the embellishment of the village.
In the enclosed garden, the pool (12,5 x 5,5 m), floodlit at night, is available from april 1st to october 10th, with sunlounge, sunbeds, barbecue etc. Meals may be taken in the garden where tables and chairs are provided. The games room, tennis and volleyball courts (grass) are also at your disposition. On the whole: 728 m² of garden.
- The relaxing calm of the extensive terrassed flower gardens overlooking the river with lawns down to the water's edge. In the nearby hills, walking, moutain bike circuits abound, horse riding, paragliding. Walk on the Canal du Midi (just 8 Km from Bize Minervois), Mediterranean Sea (35 Km, Narbonne-Plage, Gruissan), Medieval Village of Minerve (15 Km), Cité de Carcassonne (50 Km), Narbonne and its Cathedral (20 Km), Zoological African Park of Sigean (30 Km), etc.
- On site we also make available laundry facilities, housekeepers, childminders, shaded parking (open until 22h), bike garage. Just 100 metres from the Logis Colbert you'll find shops, a café, restaurants and a medical centre.
Other Things to Note
The wi-fi is available on site not included with accommodation.
Really nice stay, enjoyed the roof terrace and swimming pool and Bize Minervois was beautiful. Eat in Cafe Midi round the corner.
We loved Bize-Minervois and Le Logis Colbert and the family and staff were helpful, pleasant and welcoming. The pool area is kept very clean and whilst we were there was not overcrowded and the other communal areas - the large patio area with tables and the room with table tennis table - are also well kept and lovely to relax in. The freshwater pool in the village - only 1 or 2 mins walk from Le Logis - is also beautiful, clean and good for swimming.
Pleasant accommodations in a very authentic French village. My 2 children and I met up with a friend of mine there and her daughter. The 3 children loved the pool and the appartment and had a lot of fun. Unfortunately, despite making sure the children were quiet after 22.00hrs and before 08.00hrs, apparently other guests thought we were noisy. Sadly the host didn't tell us that until he left feedback about it in my profile - we'd been there for two weeks and would have appreciated being told about it while we were there and could rein the children in a bit more. Very upsetting :-(
Leuke overnachtingsmogelijkheid midden in een klein Frans dorpje aan een riviertje met mogelijkheden voor uitstapjes naar Narbonne, Beziers, strand, wijnhuizen, abdijen en kastelen. Het interieur van het appartement was wat gedateerd, maar alles functioneerde prima en de mensen waren heel vriendelijk. Als je boekt, kun je het beste een appartement boeken in het hoofdgebouw waar de tuin/wifi/zwembad is.
Fremragende, hyggeligt sted i den dejlige by Bize-Minervois. Vi ankom sent om aftenen, men Yvonne (Jean-Jacques mor!) tog sig af os og fik os indkvarteret i vores dejlige lejlighed (Chemin de ronde).
Og hvilken dejlig lejlighed i to etager med med egen tagterrasse med grill.
Lejligheden var fin til vi fem personer og kunne også rumme to mere, men to af opredningerne er i dagligstuen, så det kræver lidt planlægning.
Men overordnet er vi meget tilfredse og kan varmt anbefale stedet.
Really nice place to stay on the way to Minerve and Carcassonne. The apartment was clean and cozy, everything went perfectly well. Pity that we only saw the beautiful courtyard/garden and pool on our way out. I recommend Le Logis Colbert and Bize Minervois.
We had a very enjoyable 4 day stay at Le Logis Colbert. The village itself is very well situated to explore Carcassonne, Sete and even Spain, all of which we loved. We also spent the day on kayaks on the Orb river near by.
The Logis Colbert is run by Yvonne, a wonderfully charming and very welcoming host. The ex sheet factory seems to be divided into a number of holiday apartments, all of which have access to the pool, games room and washer/dryers. Our apartment was away from the main area but we had our own roof top patio with a bbq - which we used every night. Overall, we really enjoyed the facilities however be aware of a couple of things. The apartment, although spotlessly clean, is very dated and could really do with some modernizing. The kitchen is quit basic, but as we BBQ'ed every night, it did not really matter. Also, there is no wifi in the apartment, you have to walk to main area and plug into a shared cable. We could never actually connect to the wifi adapter even though the password was there.
Other than that, for a truly French village experience, you cannot do better. Thanks Jean-Jacques!
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Nous avons un appartement pour 6 personnes libre du 3 au 4 Août. 1 chambre à lit double, une chambre à 2 single, et 2 single dans le séjour. 1er étage et vue sur jardins et piscine. Jean-Jacques