Autumn in the Minervois and at Au Pont Romain

We had a marvellous summer, wonderful times with our regular guests and meeting  great new people.

We had our 3rd annual Au Pont Romain quiz in July, a really good evening with the usual mind boggling array of questions washed down with some great Belgium beer.

We really enjoyed our visit to Bize Minervois for the ‘Tastes en Minervois’ on Sunday 3rd September. We were able to try some of the few Minervois wines that we haden’t yet tried and sample some of the regions best cuisine.

We also had our first Musical event for the fans of the band ‘ Bruise’, which consists of my brother, Jim and sister-in-law Isobel. They played a very moving concert in Caunes, playing some of their new folk songs, which they perform under the name of The Kimberley’s. There was also a Wine tasting, three course evening meal and breakfasts provided by us, and music provided by Jim and Isobel in and around Au Pont Romain. Many of the guests joined in with a variety of instruments that they had brought with them.

The weekend was a great success, everyone had a brilliant time and made some great new friends.

Watch this space for any more musical events that we may have in the future.  

Watch this space for any more musical events that we may have in the future.

We officially had the driest period from May to October on record, but despite having a long, very hot summer, the ‘Vendange’ (grape picking) was very good. Andy as usual picked for Iréne at the ‘Clos du Marbrier’ in Caunes and helped with pressing some of the grapes for the Rosé and White wine.

The Chambre D’Hote has done well with most weeks filled during the summer.People have also enjoyed long weekend breaks walking in the beautiful Minervois autumn, and or visiting some of the many markets. 

Summer & Autumn in the Minervois

Not decided what to do for your summer holiday yet?

We are offering 25% discount on any remaining breaks of 5 days or more for the months of July, August & September.

A couple of events coming up that we never miss.

Bastille Day celebrations….
Caunes Minervois on 13th July
Carcassonne on 14th July
Both are brilliant.
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Taste en Minervois 2nd & 3rd September, this year in Bize Minervois, this is a two day festival celebrating the best of Minervois food and wine.
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Last Saturday we welcomed Bruise, a London band that some of you might know ( my brother and sister in law). They played outside the Mangeoire restaurant in Caunes, a great night had by all, they also played two nights in Carcassonne. We are planing a long weekend in September with Bruise and some of their fans, combining the Bruise music (local venues to be finalised) and our Minervois wines and wonderful cuisine, all set in the stunning surroundings of the Montagne Noire and based at ‘Au Pont Romain’.

We have almost finalised our 2017 Minervois wine list, superb full bodied wines as usual. The weather is warming up nicely 30° yesterday and we are getting the pool ready for use, as we are welcoming our first summer guests soon.  As usual we will be doing the Wine tastings, BBQ’s and evening meals.

If any of you know someone who needs a holiday, tell them about us, we still have availability in some of the Gites, or the option of a few days in our Chambre D’Hote (B&B)

We look forward to seeing those of you who have already booked.

Best wishes from Su Hodgson.

Happy New Year


We have been busy recently, updating the Gites and Chambre D’hote .Our Chambre D’hote now has a double bed in it, so for those of you who like to snuggle up, you don’t have to push the single beds together.

We also have some tempting spring offers for those of you in need of a break, or missing us!   We are offering 20% off any full week during the months of March, April & May.But don’t forget if you just wan’t a short break, we are offering 10% off a booking of 3 days or more, perfect for a weekend away.

Best wishes Su.