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.
The place is amazing.
We were met by Jean-Jacques' very charming mother and she showed us around in her perfect English. And the lovely Delia was on hand to answer questions and give advice throughout the stay.
La Tour is a cool (temperature) and rustic place to stay – we slept in comfort and ate on the sunny terrace. If you have children, they will adore everything about this place.
Email communication was easy with very fast responses. Bize Minervois is a lovely village. We stayed in Le Tour apartment for 6 persons. The apartment is very spacious and had a large terrace which was lovely to have breakfast on. The apartment is dated though, beds quite old and the floors very creeky. As the bedrooms are all connected (via open stairway) this means that everyone is awake when one person wakes up.
The wifi only works on the terrace near the pool (so not in the apartments). All in all, though, we enjoyed our stay at Le Logis Colbert.
This was the second time we have spent our summer holidays at Le Logis Colbert. We were made very welcome (again), and we loved the accommodation. La Tour had lots of space for our family, and the large terrace was perfect for meals outside in the sunshine. Bize Minervois is a great location for a visit to the region - there is so much to do including the nearby beaches, horse riding, visiting markets, wineries and more. There was also lots on in the village during our stay - the Olive Festival, Bastille Fireworks and more! Our 2 children also loved the pool at Le Logis Colbert - perfect for cooling off on those hot days! We would highly recommend this accommodation and host - and we can't wait to return!!
This is the perfect getaway into Bize wine country...the whole side trip was one of our highlights of Europe. Jean-Jacques' family runs a great inn. His mom is full on energy and smiles...she made us feel perfectly at home and made sure the nearby restaurant would take care of us. A very unique property. Highly recommend!
What a great place. Character, quiet place with lovely hosts and a charming village.
Jean-Jaques and his family could not have been more welcoming.
Certainly hoping to go back.
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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