A taste of the sweet life

The beginning...


front x adAs it is Springtime here in the South of France - I've decided to share with you today a beginning...Over 10 years ago I arrived in Azille after having lived near Dijon in the Burgundy region for a period of time.

Actually this chapter in my life was a continuation of the desire & passion I'd always had for living in France.  Never being able to place my finger on it, until the end of my volunteer job in Bolivia when I made a bold statement about getting here and running a B&B in a small village.  This became my life when I arrived here less than 5 years later in this perfect town of Azille.

I found the house that would be my home, and yours, and began the transformation of its many rooms and charming hidden corners.

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I met some wonderful local residents, one couple becoming my pseudo-parents who have been my saviors on many occasions, Annie & Michel.  They, among many others, have shared all their know-how and love of this land giving me a wealth of information about life and living here in the south.

In the beginning...I went through each room, pulling off wallpaper, repainting, cleaning and re-wiring.  Then the fun began, choosing my room decoration and watching the house turn into a very comfortable & homey place to invite you all to come and enjoy our laid-back lifestyle here in Azille.

If you want to learn more about the Minervois and the South of France, click here for a Free Guide that I've written for you, full of good tips for traveling in the region and creating a fabulous holiday - Welcome to La Dolce Vita!

Mother's Day Special


As we near the end of Winter, Mother's day approaches.

And no matter which country you are in or which day you celebrate it, let's pay respect to our mothers, grandmothers, ourselves as mothers, and don't forget our daughters who may one day become Mothers.

So to celebrate Mother's day on Sunday March 30th of this year in the UK, we want to offer you a Special weekend at La Dolce Vita.


Mother's Day Weekend Special comes with 2 nights (Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday), a Gourmet 2-course meal complete with aperitif, amuse-bouche, homemade ice cream or sorbet & coffee on Saturday evening, then we'll celebrate our Mothers on Sunday morning March 30th, with a Bubbly Mimosa breakfast and all the works (local sausage, eggs, crepes & more), plus a few suggested visits in the area and Mother will feel Special all over again!  Book now to get the room Mum wants.

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                   Mothers & Daughters                                      My Mother & My Daughter


Make note of these upcoming Special Mother's days still to come:

French Mother's Day is Sunday May 25th

USA - German - Italian Mother's Day is Sunday May 11th

Spanish Mother's Day is May 4th

Le MOTO-CLUB PICRATE vous invite àu 25 ème concentration

Les 22 et 23 février 2014

Pour 24 €,  vous aurez comme toujours :

1 souvenir, 2 repas chauds (repas fermier et jambon à la broche), 1 pet-déj, 1 boisson offerte.

Animation, balade touristique, remise de coupes avec huitres, vin d’honneur et apéritif offert.

Possibilité de demi WE à 16€ & de camping/repas à 5€ le vendredi soir : nous prévenir.

Pour 10€ vous aurez le CD de « 25 ans de concentres PICRATE » (pensez à le réserver !)


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Repas non assurés pour les non-inscrits, lieu du rassemblement indiqué après inscription. Comptant sur votre présence, ils espéront vous (re)voir à cette occasion !

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Holiday Time


Happy Holidays to all!

We have finished our simple yet effective decorations for all to enjoy...!


Laiyla's annual decorations, one a year from her Grandparents...



...and our homemade tree, decorated with care.


Haunted House 2013


This year was a success, a ghostly time - as pictures speak louder than words, our Haunted House :






Join us next year for another frightfull night - oooooohhhhaaaaahhhhaaaoooooooooo......!!!!!