a quality bed and breakfast and gite holiday awaits you in the beautiful Minervois.
Eloi Merle - quality b&b and private holiday gîtes IN THE HEART OF OCCITANIE AND THE MEDITERRANEAN SOUTH OF FRANCE
A warm Mediterranean welcome awaits you at our quality chambres d'hôtes in Olonzac, a 19th century Maison de Maître and a fine example of a bourgeoisie residence originally built for the Eloi family, once an important winemaker in the area. With its elegant volumes, architectural detailing and wonderful private gardens, you’ll enjoy your holiday in the tranquillity and grandeur of the old house and gardens, yet right in the heart of the town. With a choice of rooms in the house or separate self-catering gîtes in the landscaped grounds with private swimming pool, it's a peaceful place and an excellent base to explore the unspoiled beauty of the area. There's so much to explore in the Occitanie [Languedoc-Rousillon] region with the Canal du Midi on your doorstep and beaches of the Mediterranean within easy reach by car. Contact us now for availability.
Olonzac, minervois, south of france
Olonzac, the capital of the Minervois, has a history dating back as early as the 6th century BC. Today it’s a thriving small town with lots of character and a typical French Mediterranean feel. There are several café bars and restaurants to choose from, as well as Pizzas to eat in or takeaway, you can relax and enjoy the local cuisine, or just people watch on warm summer evenings from the cafe pavements. A short stroll back to Eloi Merle, perhaps finish your evening with one last glass of local wine wandering the grounds, or perhaps a last midnight swim.
Just a few minutes out of town is Lac de Jouarres, a beautiful lake used for fishing, boating, swimming and wind surfing or just a peaceful walk in the sun. Cycling is very popular, as there are many gently rolling roads and if you want to exert yourselves you can cycle in the hills - say to Minerve. But then it is downhill coming back! Fetes and Festivals happen all year round so remember to ask when booking. We look forward to making your stay special and memorable. A place you'll want to revisit in the beautiful setting of the Minervois.