Bize-Minervois

Bienvenue!
Bienvenue!

Despite our efforts to arrive early enough enjoy some of the tasting of olives, oils and wines, Yvonne and I were waylaid in Olonzac at a charming café on our way to Fête de L’Olivier. While there are sufficient photos to get an idea of what was on offer, the focus of the post will be this charming village all decked out for a party.

Bize-Minervois is a small village with a population of just over 1000. It lies north of Lezignan-Corbières in the Aude region of France. While this was my first visit there, I can assure you it won’t be the last.

There were vendors offering regional foods, wines and many other treats.  Musicians filled the air and a dancer accompanied them. As usual, the sun smiled down on the event and participants.

Even though we missed the special tastings, and some ceremony,

Ail - Garlic anyone?
Ail – Garlic anyone?

so much to see, taste and experience we had a splendid day. There is much for everyone and every taste. Be it Confit de Canard, cheeses, breads, wines, music or arts and crafts.

Bisous,

Léa

Music and dance, an unbeatable combination!
Music and dance, an unbeatable combination!
Art, art and more art...
Art, art and more art…
Care to cool off?
Care to cool off?
Hang gliding?
Hang gliding?
The villagers dam up part of the river to provide this pool each year.
The villagers dam up part of the river to provide this pool each year.
Mosaic - Art is everywhere!
Mosaic on side of house- Art is everywhere!
One of many vin caves offering a taste!
One of many vin caves offering a taste!
...and more art!
In one of the tasting areas… more art!
Bon appétit!
Bon appétit!
A vendor
A vendor
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9 thoughts on “Bize-Minervois

    1. Thank you Christine! Yes, I am most fortunate to live where I do. I look forward for all there is out there I haven’t even discovered yet… 🙂

      XxX

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