THE AREA

Should you get bored lying by the pool, there are a wealth of activities in the area. From cycling along the Canal du Midi, quad biking, cooking classes, wine tasting or tours to beauty treatments by the pool we can organise and book these activities.  If you are a serious cyclist, we can also organise for you to have a true French experience cycling with a local club. 

 

If like us you feel guilty about your carbon miles Argens is a great base location to allow you to leave your car in the drive and explore the area on foot, water or cycle.  The local Epicerie has good selection of fresh food and wine.  During the recent lockdown this was our sole accessible shop and we wanted for nothing.

Walking- from the villa there are any number of circular walks that take you through the vineyards or perhaps to nearby lake and watch the Kpooi Poo play or watch the bird life.  We can put you in touch with some bird spotters who can tell you the best places in the area to spot the local wildlife.  We are 500 metres from the Canal du Midi.

Walk along the canal path to Parazaand visit Chateau Paraza, Le Clap art gallery, Showroom 16 (a vintage clothing outlet)

Cycling admittedly we are biased as we run Mellow Velos cycle hire but there are some amazing bike rides in the area.

  • the weekly market in Olonzac

  • Lac de Jourres in Homps where you can swim and there is even an inflatable assault course

  • Bize- Minervoois where you can go wild river swimming

  • visit the olive oil factory  L'Oulibo at Bize- Minervoise

  • visit La Somail and stop to browes in the ancient bookshop

  • visit the ancient City of Minerve -cycle through some truly stunning scenery , stop for lunch and then it is downhill on the way back.

  • cycle along the canal path and find a shady spot to have a picnic and while away the afternoon.

 

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