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A taste of the sweet life

The Making of La Dolce Vita in Azille

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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.

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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...

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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.

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

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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!

Guide to the Minervois & Languedoc Roussillon

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Check out my guide to "The Minervois and the South of France"

I've created this guide just for you!  With tips to get you around the Languedoc Roussillon and the Minervois while on your holiday in the South of France.
Let us know what you think about the contents and information found in the booklet, whether you've been here or not, does the guide give you good, interesting information and make you want to visit?  That is our goal, to get you excited about the region we love.
Happy reading and we are looking forward to seeing you soon - A bientot !
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 Thanks again and we look forward to meeting you this summer !

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 Vineyards and chapels surround the villages

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peaceful walks & surprises

...along the way

 

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Azille the center of the Minervois, the perfect spot !

 

 ≈ Welcome to our region - come and taste the Sweet Life

Serenity in Azille in the Minervois

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Azille, a small village in the Minervois wine region in the heart of the Languedoc-Roussillon, rests in amongst the vineyards in the South of France.

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How often do you see full rainbows while relaxing on your rooftop terrace?  Well, here in this serene village, you'll come upon many colorful light arcs sparkling in the distance, activating your sense of wonder and awe...

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Finding your way to Azille may not be easy, however when you arrive in this hidden sanctuary, seemingly lost  in time, you'll feel the calm wash over you. 

Strolling through the narrow streets will be first on your agenda and you may never see anyone other than a lounging cat high above...

...and the only noise...the squeaking of an old bicycle descending a path somewhere nearby.

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At some point during your stay in this ancient town, the wonderess that you are, will take you down into the vineyards so that you can view Azille from below, while looking up at her beauty above...you'll take your time as you watch the branches sway in the breeze & a smile will appear.

You'll feel the calm, the reason most of the original inhabitants never leave...

 

Being the center of the universe, Azille can take you in any direction for the day to find your pleasure in this still innocent region, a day of self-discovery that you create and for only you to enjoy.  And at the end of that day...return to the welcoming arms of the village and enjoy the evening, sipping the local Minervois wine...gazing over the rooftops of times past...searching...

azille-rooftops-alexis As the sun goes down and the moon floats in, you'll have a sense of peace in this place, a part of your soul will be touched.

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Tranquility & Serenity - come and discover Azille, your new found retreat in the South of France.

Autumn in the Languedoc-Rousillon

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As the fog slithers in amongst the houses & just below the rooftops in our village of Azille, on an occasional autumn morning in the Languedoc-Roussillon, we know that winter is on the way.

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But before we resign ourselves to heavy sweaters and wool coats, there is still a season to be appreciated here in the South-of-France; turning leaves in the vineyards, Mediterranean waves washing onto the shop-lined beaches,

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and the freshest of seafood right out of the nearby salt waters tasting ohhhh sooo sweet...

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...plus the "orsins de mer" (sea urchins) and just look at the mountain of leftover oyster shells !

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Finishing an amazing lunch with an ever-popluar, cafe gourmand and a walk along the beach...ahhhhh Autumn!

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Halloween Haunted House in Minervois 2014

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Halloween in Azille was a success this year, this Minervois annual event is becoming an event to plan next fall in the Languedoc-Roussillon - our team, above, is an amazing blend of cultures and personalities who enjoy making visitors jump out of their skins...

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Even the decor had an impact, from spiders to candles in the cemetery...all had its place...

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and all in its place...we'll wait for you next year in Azille - whooooooooaaaaaaaa !

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