Stunning Courtyard Villa in Market village Olonzac
From $115 / night
Description from the owner
Description from the owner
New to holiday letting Belle Cour is the name of this beautiful 3 bedroom villa located in the center of the typical french village of Olonzac. The villa is 100m to bars cafes restuarants and shops.The 19 century house is newly renovated(2012) with a modern gourmet Kitchen and luxury bathroom. The villa features a provincial Kitchen that opens through french door to a lovely walled courtyard planted with rose bushes.The courtyard is a lovely spot to enjoy the beautiful south of France sunshine and a glass of fine local wine and cheese. There is also a terrace to sit and enjoy cool breezes and a vista over the roof tops. While the house has modern ...Read more
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Stunning Courtyard Villa in Market village Olonzac Olonzac, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Additional Location Information
Olonzac is a thriving town with good restaurants, cafes and bars, and plenty of places to purchase the fantastic variety of local produce - wine, cheese, meats, honey, olive oil, foi gras - to name but a few. A large market comes to town every Tuesday morning where you can find everything from eggs to mattresses! There is a beautiful park in the village with a good play area for children, quiet areas for sitting and tennis courts. The villa is situated right in the center of all this.
Nearby there is the Lac de Jouarres where you can fish, swim, windsurf or simply enjoy the relaxation of gentle boating. The lake is fully supervised in summer months and there is a newly opened cafe/restaurant where you can sit on the terrace and watch the windsurfers and young sailors as they make the best of this superb facility. Parking and swimming are free at the lake which is within easy walking/cycling distance.
Just 2 km from Olonzac, the banks of the Canal du Midi sits, with plantane trees creating a magnificent canopy along its way from Toulouse to the Med. You can hire boats or bikes, by the day, from the port at nearby Homps. There are many splendid restaurants along the way that are well worth a visit, as well as enjoying the community that thrives along it - Rick Stein only showed a bit of it - the real thing is infinitely better!
Minerve is probably the most well known village in the Minervois - it literally sits at the confluence of two enormous river gorges - the Cesse and the Brian. It is primarily famous as being the site of one of the last Cathar strongholds held siege by the Crusaders but is also officially one of the prettiest villages in france - well worth a visit and only 10 minutes drive from Olonzac.
Days trip to Narbonne, The medievil city of Carcasonne with its world heritage Castle and stylish Perpignan are all fun. .
You can even go to Spain just over an hour away for the lunch.
How to get there
Nearest Travel Links
Airport: Carcassonne: 45 km
Railway: Lezignan-Corbieres, Narbonne & Carcassonne
By Air - Very easy there's numerous airports to choose from:-
Carcassonne & Beziers Airports are the nearest to Olonzac approx 40-50 minutes drive away.
Perpignan and Montpellier are both approx one hour’s drive away.
Toulouse is another alternative, it is approx 1 hour and 40 minutes drive away, and Girona in Northern Spain is only 2 hours away.
Serviced by low cost airlines too such as: www.ryanair.com www.flybe.com www.easyjet.com
By Car - The town of Olonzac situated just north of the 'D' road that runs between Beziers and Carcassonne. The nearest motorway junction is No:25 (Lezignan-Corbieres) on the A61 Autoroute des Deux Mers, or junction No:36 Beziers West on the A9.
By Train - Narbonne and Carcassonne are the closet main stations, Lézignan-Corbières is only 15 minutes away, but has fewer trains.
High speed trains (TGV) go directly to Narbonne and Montpellier from Paris and Lille. Eurostar trains from London connect with these trains.
Narbonne also has a motorail terminal with services direct from Calais. Please visit www.raileurope.co.uk for details of the overnight Motorail service to Narbonne (summer months only).It is then possible to travel by boat on the Canal du Midi to Homps.
Activities in and around Olonzac
tennis in the village
boating on the Canal
Beach and coast 30 minutes
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Lake nearby, Rural retreats
Car is not necessary