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"La Cave" (a beautifully furnished and recently converted 19th Century wine Cave ) is a family run property offering relaxing breaks for couples and young families looking for a comfortable and friendly base from which to explore. Even our two dogs will make you very welcome! We offer cyclist- friendly accommodation with secure storage for your bicycles. We have two large rooms; the Muscat room, which very comfortably accommodates up to four people, and the superior Carthagene room designed with a couple in mind, although a third bed may be added. Both rooms boast magnificent views of the vineyards and have exposed stone walls and original beams. The rustic charm of yesterday is thoughtfully combined with today's modern comforts. The ensuite shower rooms are designed to accommodate two people, and toiletries, towels and hairdryer are provided.
B&B Description:Guests staying with us can enjoy a leisurely bed and breakfast break, waking up to morning tea or coffee in their room with the calming sounds and scents of the French countryside just outside their window. Wi fi is available, along with plenty of information about the area. Come and simply relax, or combine your visit with one of our well-being treatments available onsite. Treatments include aromatherapy, reflexology, Indian Head Massage, Sports Massage, Non-surgical Face lifts and more... Our expert and highly qualified therapist has over 20 years' experience of practicing, teaching and lecturing on these therapies. There is also a small gymnasium onsite. Please enquire.
The prices quoted are for up to four people sharing the guest room, and includes breakfast.
"La Cave" is ideally placed for those wishing to enjoy a rural countryside retreat, or a beach or lakeside vacation, with plenty of places to explore by walking, hiking, running, cycling or driving. Other activities available in the village include tennis and fishing.
"Nous avons passé une nuit très agréable. L'endroit est superbe." - Isabelle et Eric de Martinique, 10 Aout 2012.
"Thanks for making your beautiful house available. Loved the room decor - very rustic, with views of the vineyards and hills. Very peaceful and relaxing. Great job!" - P. Rosdol, London, 4th Sept 2012
Details of the village
Argens-Minervois offers visitors the opportunity to unwind and turn back time. It’s quietly tucked away on the sleepy banks of the Canal du Midi in the department of the Aude, with flourishing vineyards as far as the eye can see. A series of country roads and trails through the vines, around our lake, or along the banks of the canal provide guests with scenic walking, hiking or running routes. And all of this within just 5 minutes' walk! Argens is unique in that it is one of the few canal villages which has a port where visitors can rent a cruiser. It’s a relaxing way to spend an afternoon, or simply gaze at the boats as they sail by whilst enjoying a nice refreshing glass of wine or cup of coffee at one of the three canal side restaurants. The village epicerie (grocery store) is also within 5 minutes' walk, as are the three operational wine caves in the village. Enjoy sampling the village wines at wine tasting sessions at the caves, or visit Café Le Troubadour, which is owned and operated by our neighbour Gilbert. He and his patrons are always willing to share their knowledge of the local wines - and the locality in general.
Argens is located between the Mediterranean and the Black Mountains in the Minervois wine-growing valley. It is approximately 20 kilometers from the historic city of Narbonne and 40 kilometers from the city of Carcassonne with its amazing medieval walled village and chateau. Argens is also conveniently located just 20-minutes' drive from two major autoroutes, (A9 and A61), providing direct access to Toulouse and Montpellier (1.25 hours), Perpignan and Collioure (1.5 hours), and Barcelona (3 hours). A 5-minute drive from Argens-Minervois takes guests to the beautiful market towns of Olonzac and Lézignan-Corbières. There they can experience real day-to-day French living at a variety of bistros, restaurants, markets, specialty food stores (such as boulangeries, patisseries, poisonnieres, etc), supermarkets, shops, and service providers. Besides enjoying the land, guests staying at La Cave may also enjoy the sea. The long sandy beaches, marshlands, and rocky outcrops of the Mediterranean Coast near Narbonne and Gruissan are only a 30-minute drive away. So come and enjoy the comforts of home surrounded by the beauty and refreshing simplicity of the French countryside.