This post is about finding a gite, B&B, or other lodging options in the Minervois near Carcassonne.
Of course, if you want to stay at a vineyard near Carcassonne, I strongly recommend staying with me at O’Vineyards Bed & Breakfast. But I’m technically in the Cabardes (which is a small area to the west of the Minervois).
Winemaker B&Bs, gites, and other lodging
I should start by saying that this is not an exhaustive list. Whereas I posted a full list of lodging options with Cabardes winemakers, the Minervois is almost 4 times larger than the Cabardes. So I’m just going to list a few winemakers who I know have lodging on their estates.
Clos Centeilles, Siran – An excellent winemaker with chambres d’hotes and gites on the property.
Domaine des Homs, Fanjeaux – A house rental in the middle of an organic vineyard in the Minervois
Le Pech d’André – Small gite on a vineyard in Azillanet; they run a vineyard blog too.
Chateau Canet, Rustiques – A Terra Vitis vineyard that looks toward sustainable agriculture with cottage rental
Domaine Vordy Mayranne , Minerve – Gite on a mom and pop vineyard
Le Relais Occitan, Beauvoir – This used to be an operational winery, but now it focuses on rather unique lodging. You can sleep inside one of the old wooden fermentation tanks (150 hectoliter foudres) that have been outfitted as single and double rooms. They also have more conventional rooms and gites if you’re into that sort of thing. ;D
Domaine Vignalet, Laure Minervois – There is a photo of a pretty delicious-looking Cassoulet on their website and this vineyard seems very homey.
Domaine du Siestou, Laure Minervois – This vineyard lodging comes with bikes to go riding alongside the Canal du Midi
Domaine du Viala, Paraza – I’m not sure if this is a winery or not. It used to be though!
Full directory of lodging in the Minervois
The Minervois has created a pretty elaborate index of lodging options which you can sort by village or how many stars its received. Although I’m pretty sure there are some folks missing from this database too. It’s a big area and getting everybody to work together on this sort of listing is like herding cats.
I hope all this is helpful and that you find a lovely place to stay in while visiting the Languedoc Roussillon!