About This Listing
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.
Jean-Jacques made us very welcome, and explained about the local restaurants, shops etc. The property is set back from the river, with lovely walks along the banks, and the town has several bars and restaurants, ideal if you don't want to spend a lot of time cooking. Can recommend the Café du Midi. The apartment is set in a very old building and has lots of character. The beds were comfortable, and the shower was good. The shower was over a bath, not a problem for us but would be for anyone with reduced mobility. The kitchen was small but had everything we needed including a dishwasher which was a bonus :) The location of Bize-Minervois was perfect for us to explore the medieval cities of Carcassonne and Beziers, and less than an hours drive from the lovely beache at St Pierre sur Mer.
Muy agradable tanto la casa como el pueblo de BIze MInervois, igual que el encanto de los alrededores.
La casa muy comoda, y hasta me gusto mas en persona que como se ven las fotos.
muy comodo si vas con niños el rio que esta al lado de la casa, la sala de juegos y la piscina.
Jean jacques muy amable, y Delia tambien nos proporciono todo lo que necesitabamos. La verdad, como en casa.
Jean-Jacques' mother was very friendly & welcoming. She also spoke fluent English so we weren't struggling to communicate using our limited French! She recommended a great restaurant in the village where we had a superb meal. The accommodations were spacious & everything you could want was provided. The kids loved the pool. I would definitely recommend Le Logos Colbert!
Le Logis Colbert is the perfect little hideaway.The apartment was clean and tidy and the beds very comfortable.The pool was a real sun trap and a very pleasant way to cool down after a days sightseeing. We didn't have the pleasure of meeting Jean Jacques, but his mother and assistant Deliah were very friendly and helpful.
The village itself has everything you need, a friendly village shop that sells excellent wine, a selection of nice restaurants (our favourite was the Cafe de Midi).We also got the opportunity to mix with the locals, watching a petanque competition on the Monday night.A thoroughly French experience!
We would definitely recommend Le Logis Colbert and hope to return one day.
Le Logis Colbert is a wonderful place to stay in a quaint little French town with a nice bakery, a beautiful river, with good restaurants and wineries nearby. We didn't actually get to meet Jean-Jacques, but were welcomed by his assistant Délia who was very helpful. The rooms were beautiful, the narrow-laned town picturesque, and the area idyllic. A perfect combination!
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About the Host, Jean-Jacques
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