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Bize Minervois

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Bize Minervois is in Aude, France.


Located on the River Cess, Bize Minervois is a quiet little village with some charm.

Get in[edit]

Bize is located near the D5 which runs from Carcassonne to Beziers. It is approximately 18km from Narbonne on the D607.

The airports at Beziers and Carcassonne are approximately 30min drive away, and the Montpellier airport is 1hour15min away.

Get around[edit]

One can easily walk around Bize Minervois.


  • Explore local fortified town Minerve, approx 30mins drive away.


Swim in the River Cess at the swimming hole. Part of the river has been dammed, and a lifeguard ensures a safe swim in summer months.

Take a boat trip on the canal in nearby Le Somail.

  • 1 Domaine Saint Michel Archange, 6 Rue des Chateux, 11120 Bize-Minervois (Walk through the main gate/entrance to the town, take the left, then the next right and it will be ahead of you.), +33 4 68 46 28 35, . A lovely 'chateux' that offers free winetasting and helpful, informative description of the wine making process. There is also a free art gallery. Free wine tasting.
  • 2 Chateau Cabezac, 23 Hameau de Cabezac, 11120 Bize-Minervois, +33 4 68 46 23 05, . 10AM - 8PM every day. Free wine tastings with no obligation. Good selection of wines. Free wine tasting.


A local minimarket sells most things by the entrance to the town.

There is a market near the entrance to the town on Wednesday mornings.

The closest large supermarkets (Intermarche and Lidl) are on the main road towards Narbonne.


  • Cafe du Midi. Lovely restaurant with great food in the centre of Bize. €13-16 for a main.




Go next[edit]

One might consider moving on to explore Carcassonne next, or Narbonne.

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