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La Feria in Azille in the South of France


Azille's "La Feria" - is here again !

Friday April 29th marks the start of this year's events which last until Sunday evening...

...when you join us, here in the heart of the Minervois, you'll find parades on horseback & Spanish dancers in the streets.  Follow the bulls as they run down the main boulevard or join in, if you dare.  You'll find local food, drink and festivities for the the whole family to enjoy - we invite you in to our town center to share a piece of history in the true South of France!

  bull-run-horses        bulls-running

  bulls-down        bull-loose

  horse-parade-1        horse-parade

  sevillannes-1        sevillanes

Come and enjoy this once a year event in Azille - Ole!


The Making of La Dolce Vita in Azille


This is the story of an amazing, centuries old village house in the South of France, La Dolce Vita.  Lost in the middle of the Languedoc vineyards, Azille is the home to many of these structures built like labyrinthes and often connecting together via secret passageways and hidden doors.  This was the same with our special home, dating back to at least 1816, with several nooks and crannies awaiting your discovery.

Front house oldfront house new








The transformation of our old French home, into what is now your "home away from home," was not taken lightly and much love & thought went into enhancing it's history...let's take a look at the Then & Now of this private sanctuary in a beautiful corner of France...

sitting room old sitting room new

When the interior was started great care was taken in order to find the feeling of the rooms and the now shared spaces we offer you - decorating each room with it's own theme, while using original tiles, refurbishing old beams & working with all the odd shapes found in the spaces.

moroc old  moroc new  boudoir old  boudoir new

Safari old    safari new   tatami old  tatami new

 the guest rooms before...                                                                 ...and your pleasure after

sam dining old sam dining newFor an amazing evening meal, we chose lively colors to brighten your food & wine


La Dolce Vita is now the place to sleep & dine, Azille the village to visit, and the Minervois Zen of the South of France where all is relaxed & ready for you - reserve your Spring Holiday soon!

Relaxing Retreats


moon morning azille rooftop

The Best Way to Discover Yourself...

Come to our little sanctuary in Azille to experience the maximum of tranquility with a personalized holistic retreat.  Take a long weekend this spring and enjoy a piece of "quiet" in our home away from home.  Experience long walks through the vineyards collecting wildflowers, stop for a healthy, freshly prepared picnic along the way and just breath in...

lake path irises


  • Choose double, single or twin occupancy from 3 rooms (prices reflect your choice of room set-up)
  • Arrive on a Friday evening and enjoy a zen welcome followed by the start of a cleansing weekend
  • Meals will be light and based on the ayurvedic theme, with lunch turning into a picnic style for those who want to extend their morning walks
  • Evenings will include a glass or two of local, organic wine, and breakfast will be fresh, energizing & is served after morning mediation each day


azille rainbow terrace

 Afternoons wil be for your personal growth:

  • Holistic Painting to allow you to express yourself whether or not you are an artist - feel free and create you!
  • full body Massage/ear Candling and a Reiki session for pleasure and self-release
  • and finally, Time to spend on yourself with meditation, reading or whatever helps you relax

*additional services can be requested in advance


Available dates this spring begin in April with:

  • Friday the 8th, departing on the 11th
  • Friday the 15th, departing on the18th

Your retreat includes all supplies for your activities, and meals from late afternoon or early evening arrival on Friday and departure after breakfast on Monday.  Please contact us directly for pricing and reservations.

* If you already have dates in mind, or would like to have an extended retreat, please inquire directly with us, we will be happy to work with you.

Discover a Bohemian Treasure in the Minervois


Enjoy a peak at our serene home - you are welcome to come and enjoy a peaceful sanctuary

in the South of France!

Autumn in the Minervois - France


Always something to do in the Minervois and the South of France

Plan your Autumn visit now...

Don't miss out on the events to come!

 Maison Hante flyer

events fall 2015