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Azille Maison: Charming House, Courtyard, WiFi - Nr Canal, Beaches, Wine Areas



Updated: 15-Nov-2016
3 Bedrm, 2 Bathrm House, Private Courtyard - Azille, Aude, Languedoc: Nr Carcassonne, Canal Du Midi, Mediterranean. All Amenities in town, Many Activities Nearby

Azille Maison is located in the historic centre of the beautiful and friendly small town of Azille in the south France, our delightful house is situated in a quiet street and provides excellent holiday accommodation for up to a maximum of 6 guests. Our self-catering holiday house has:

* 3 large bedrooms with comfortable beds

* 2 bathrooms

* fully equipped modern kitchen

* three internal living areas

* large private courtyard

* private first floor terrace.

Our 3 storey house is well over 300 years old, and renovated to retain period features and ambience combined with the comforts of modern living. Bedrooms 1 and 2 both have king sized (large double) beds, and bedroom 3 has two single beds that can be joined together to make 1 large king size bed if required.

With many activities and destinations to experience nearby, you can also enjoy a splendid relaxed lunch in the house's private courtyard and end your day on the terrace with a refreshing drink.

The town of Azille is a charming and historic village located in the Minervois wine producing area and surrounded by nearby historical and picturesque villages and towns such as Carcassonne, Narbonne, Minerve and Beziers.

The town has all the essential amenities including a boulangerie (bakery), general store, bar/café, 2 restaurants, gallery/wine bar, and a salon de thé. Fresh food vendors trade in the centre of town several mornings each week and there is a small produce market in Azille each Friday.

Azille and surrounding towns regularly host antique and bric-a-brac markets. Nearby towns also have weekly street markets, and also supermarkets.

Azille Maison is fully self-contained and everything you need is at your doorstep. Enjoy the local life or go further afield. Experience this wonderful area of France with many activities, historical sites and towns within 10-15 minutes drive from Azille, the Canal du Midi providing paths for walking and cycling is very close, and nearby Lac de Jouarres is for swimming, water sports and picnics.

Further afield, the historic town of Carcassonne or the Mediterranean beaches near Narbonne are each 30-40 minutes drive away, and you can drive to Spain or the Pyrenees in less than 2 hours.

More Details
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Kate & Gavin live in Melbourne, Australia where we work and have a son in school.

We love travelling and over a number of years have travelled to France many times and love the culture and people there.

For a long time we dreamt of owning a house in the south of France and in 2013 were very fortunate to find our house in Azille. We loved it as soon as walked through the front door and hope that you do too.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Azille Maison is in a great spot and the house has a lovely ambience. Kate and Gavin have set the house up really well and we felt a relaxed "home" atmosphere during our very enjoyable stay. Azille itself was charming and there was a lot to see and do in the surrounding countryside and towns. The Canal, Carcassonne and Minervois were all charming. We also enjoyed the delicious red, white and rosé wines of the area. Thanks Kate and Gavin!
Oct 2015
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4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Comfortable and relaxing holiday in lovely village

  • 4 of 5

The house is really comfortable. The kitchen is very well-equipped and the owners have thought of everything guests might need to make their stay feel like a home-from-home. The courtyard is lovely. The village is friendly and quiet with a boulangerie, shop and bar as well as galleries, local wine to taste and buy and a weekly market and pizza van. The surrounding area is beautiful and has a fascinating history which makes day trips to pretty nearby villages and towns a joy.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Super accommadation

  • 5 of 5

We, as a family with teenage children, had a wonderful stay in this unique house, maintained in a most authentic way. Azille is a beautiful village, located between the coast and the Pyrenees. The surrounding area is delightful with picturesque villages and vinyards. We visited the beaches, the mountains and ate at fantastic local restaurants, as reccommended by Kate and Gavin. All in all a super holiday!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Magical maison

  • 5 of 5

This is a charming period piece with a cottage feel. Marvellously, spaces appear around corners and stairwells that have so many functions - reading nooks and conversation wells - with even three couples, room for private retreats. Clean and comfortable. Breezy bedrooms. It is superbly situated for sorties: vineyards; castleated villages; river romance and restaurants. You will need a vehicle but all is accessible. The local boulangerie is a delight and the epicerie provides for necessities. We stayed a week but would happily return for a month.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Janette, we are delighted that you found and enjoyed the house the way we intend for guests to enjoy - clean, spacious, comfortable, offering plenty of privacy, and providing ready access to the town and region. Azille is a lovely historical town with amenities, and the area is full of opportunities for guests to explore. As you found, there is plenty to keep guests busy exploring for weeks and to also completely relax and enjoy the ambiance and comfort of the house, its private courtyard, and Azille's winding laneways and streets. We're glad you loved it! Kate and Gavin
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Azille maison

  • 5 of 5

Everything at Azille maison was clean, comfortable and welcoming. The village itself was lively and unspoilt. All transactions with the owners were efficient and cordial. We had a thoroughly delightful three weeks in the house and would warmly recommend it to any prospective visitors.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
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From the Owner

Azille Maison is a delightful, charming and comfortable house well appointed and renovated to retain the period features and traditional style of the area. Being in the beautiful, historic and friendly town of Azille, we have found this to be a great base for exploring many of the wonderful places and the fascinating history of this part of France. The town has the essential amenities including an epicerie, boulangerie, a café bar, wine bar and gallery, restaurant, and a salon de thé. Azille has close and easy access to natural areas and many historic towns and sites in the surrounding region, including the Canal du Midi very close by, heritage listed Carcassonne, and the Mediterranean coast which is only 40 minutes drive away.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Carcassonne at 32 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Les Artistes at 90 Metres Nearest Golf : Narbonne at 32 Kilometres Nearest Train : Lézignan-Corbières at 17 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A61 at 19 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : L'Air du Temps, Azille at 140 Metres Nearest Ski : Pyrenees / Andorra at 190 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lac de Jouarres at 5 Kilometres Car: necessary


Lac de Jouarres (a large lake) is 5 minutes drive from our house. The lake is great for both swimming and boating. It has a beach and a grassed area with shade that is good for picnics. There is also a café/restaurant.

Only 40 min by car are beautiful Mediterranean beaches, for example near Narbonne and Gruissan. These beaches are equally attractive but less crowded than the beaches of Provence and the Côte d'Azur.

Azille is only 2 km from the Canal du Midi and there are options to cruise on the canal, walk or ride along the canal or sit by and enjoy life on the canal at a café/restaurant.



Carcassonne airport - 30 minutes drive from Azille

Toulouse airport - 1.5 hour drive

Montpellier airport - approx. 1.5 hour drive

Barcelona airport - approx. 3 hours drive

Train - TGV & regional trains from in France or Spain to nearby, e.g:

Lézignan Corbières (15 min drive)

Narbonne (25 min)

Beziers (35 min)

Carcassonne (30 min)

Perpignan (1 hr)

Montpellier (1.5 hr)

Toulouse (1.5 hr)

Car - a car is essential to enjoy the many attractions of the area.


Less than 2 km - the Canal du Midi, & La Redorte (town on Canal) - both a quick drive or easy ride/walk away.

Within 5 km - Lac de Jouarres (swimming & boating), Homps (port on Canal), La Liviniere, Siran & Pepieux (winemaking towns).

7 Km - Olonzac (local service town, weekly market)

Within 15 Km - Minerve & Caunes-Minervois (historical towns), Lézignan Corbières (regional centre).

30-35 km - Carcassonne (historic castle); Narbonne & Mediterranean beaches beyond, Fontfroide Abbey.

Further Details:

Azille has lots of amenities including a Boulangerie (baker), Epicerie (small general store with some fresh foods), café/bar, 2 restaurants, 2 galleries, a wine bar, a salon de thé (tea house), Tabac/Presse (small newsagent) and a Post Office.

Bicycles can be hired at the Canal in Homps, and there is much to see and do in the surrounding area within easy bike-riding distance.

Fresh food vendors pull their vans up and trade in the centre of town selling a range of foods including seafood, meat, barbeque chickens, cheese, fruit and vegetables.

Azille hosts a number of festivals and markets during the year, including a Feast of wineries in July, night markets in August, A Feast of Autumn in October, and the Feria which is held around the start of May and includes a running of bulls. Vide Grenier (Bric-a-brac and antiques market) are also held periodically in Azille, as well as other small markets.

Azille is a winemaking town with 2 wine tasting and sales outlets in Azille itself, and others in neighbouring and nearby towns and villages.

Neighbouring towns and villages also have amenities such as restaurants, larger supermarkets and weekly fresh produce markets.

There are many things to do and see in the surrounding area. Carcassonne, Beziers, Narbonne and Mediterranean beaches are all nearby and the historic Cathar town of Minerve is very close. Roman era remains and a mesolithic era dolmen can also be seen nearby. The Canal du Midi is very close by, and the Black Mountains (Montagne Noir) are also close.

Enjoy cruising or walking/riding along the Canal du Midi, visiting the many historical towns and sites nearby, wine tasting, walking/hiking, bike riding, swimming, browsing markets, cooking with the fresh local seasonal ingredients, playing petanque, and enjoying the cafe and restaurant life of the area.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
2016 Autumn
24 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
2016/17 Christmas/Winter
17 Dec 2016 - 3 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
2017 Spring
4 Mar 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
2017 Summer
22 Apr 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
2017 Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £118

Booking Notes:
For all enquiries - Please contact owner either via email: azillemaison@eftel.net.au or the property website: www.azillemaison.net
Prices include linen and end of stay cleaning.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is normally Saturday.
New guests can arrive/access the house from 3pm (sometimes earlier by arrangement).
Guests leaving need to depart/check out by 10am on the day of departure.

Notes on prices:
The base prices quoted are for 2 people staying for one week. For more than 2 people staying there is an additional charge of 70 Euros, $100 (Australian) or equivalent per person per week. Maximum capacity 6 people.
A refundable damage deposit is also required.
Minimum booking period normally 1 week (7 nts). Discount offered for stays of 3 weeks or more.
Payment is normally accepted in either Euros or Australian Dollars via direct bank transfer, or in Australian Dollars via PayPal. Please note that for PayPal payments we will add the additional fees charged to us by PayPal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 15-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

Azille and several nearby towns have weekly markets on different days, and we love to browse and buy our fresh food there. We also love sitting at a cafe/restaurant by the Canal, wandering around Azille town, riding and driving around the area, playing pétanque and relaxing at the house, enjoying the local produce and wine over a long lunch or dinner in the house's private courtyard. We enjoy wine and good food, and we love the range of wines available in the Minervois region and locally in Azille itself, as well as enjoying the great fresh produce and range of good restaurants of the area. We hope you enjoy Azille as much as we do.

Property Type

  • house


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • lake
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Floor Area

  • 150 m²


  • Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1, with shower, wc, washbasin and mirror; Central bathroom with shower, wc, washbasin and mirror. Hair dryer provided.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Child Bed, The 2 Beds can be joined to make 1 Extra Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 63 inches wide
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, 63 inches wide
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has king-size double bed and en suite bathroom, with door to terrace outside; Bedroom 2 has queen-size double bed; Bedroom 3 has twin single beds that convert to a king-size double bed if needed. All bedrooms are large in size.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: The house is renovated to retain period features and also provide comfortable and spacious modern living. With a number of interior and exterior living and quiet areas to relax, there's space for everyone to enjoy. The kitchen is fitted with modern appliances and has all cooking and eating equipment provided. Each bedroom has its own different ambiance and the beds are modern and comfortable. During cooler/colder months there is a central wood heater on the ground floor and also electric wall-mounted heaters around the ground level that keep the house comfortably warm. Outside: The large completely private courtyard at the back of the house contains a wooden dining table and chairs to enjoy meals or socialising. There is also a barbecue under cover outside. A private terrace at the first level at the back of the house, that can be accessed by stairs up from the courtyard or directly from inside the main bedroom at the first level. The terrace can comfortably seat 4 people, and there are chairs for the terrace stored inside the first level. The large courtyard has some greenery and also contains an upstairs atelier (workshop). The atelier that has a small landing where several people can also sit if desired. The atelier itself is not open to guests. Utility Room: Utility room stores the iron and ironing board, cleaning equipment, and also has a large fridge with freezer, and the hot water system. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included in the rental price. They are changed weekly. The property is clean on arrival and is cleaned after departure. For stays of 2 weeks or more guests clean during their stay, unless a prior arrangement is made at extra cost. Other: Large landing areas at both the first & second level stairs have comfortable seating for reading or quiet relaxation. A private terrace can be accessed by stairs from the courtyard or directly from inside the main bedroom at the first level.

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