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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

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Azille, near Carcassonne


Azille, home of La Dolce Vita - the perfect place to begin your daily adventures and discoveries in the our wonderful Minervois region in the South of France - and at the end of your busy day, come "home" and share a glass of wine and relax with us !Azille horizon

Azille is equadistant between Carcassonne & Narbonne, on the edge of the Mediterrenaen sea; both must-see's when you visit the region, or are just passing through. In between relaxing and wine-tasting in Azille, you will also be enticed into a stroll around this ancient, fortified Earldom.

Our 14th century church, a gift to the Archdiosese of Narbonne, is filled with the famous pink marble from Caune-Minervois, and was enhanced with not one, but 2 monasteries nearby.14th century      azille church

During your walk through the narrow streets, you will discover many carvings and statues on private homes high up on the walls, several other parishes, and the original spring & wash station still bubbling fresh water from underneath your feet.  Entering through one old gate and exiting through another in the original village center, you will appreciate the old wall with remains of a tower or two along the way.  A stroll along the main promenade you will even see the remains of the ancient monastery & hospital that housed many a weary traveler it its day.azille arch 296 250 95









Azille is truly a historical landmark, virtually forgotten in the midst of modern times, and a bit lost as well, or a hidden gem today !


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...

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  • 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.