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Near Azille

When renting Azille Maison there are many things to do in the immediate Minervois area, with at least nine towns within a ten minute drive from Azille, Lac de Jouarres for picnics, swimming and water sports, and the Canal du Midi that provides interesting paths for walking and bike riding as well as just watching the sedate flow of canal traffic. For tasting the local wines there are many wineries and wine tasting outlets in and around Azille in the Minervois appellation wine area.

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Restaurant in HompsOlonzac marketLac de Jouarres 1Canal du midiEcluses de JouarresRestaurant near the canal in La RedorteOlonzac market 5


WhereHow farDescription
 Canal du Midi  2.5km

The Canal du Midi was built between 1666 and 1681 to connect the Atlantic to the Mediterranean via the Garonne river (to Toulouse) and then on the Canal du Midi to Etang de Thau on the Mediterranean. Originally used for transporting cargo, the Canal is now used purely by leisure boats. The Canal has 91 working locks and there are many spectacular sites to see along it. There are walking/riding tracks along the edge of much of the canal. Bikes can be hired many places, including at the Epicerie in Azille.

 La Redorte 3km La Redorte is a pretty town on the canal less than a five minute drive from Azille. There are a number of shops, cafes and a Boulangerie, and restaurants in the town centre and beside the Canal. There is also a large supermarket on the main street.
 Homps 5km Homps is a port town on the Canal du Midi, where a tourist boat conducts two hour cruises along the canal from March to October. Homps has quite a few good quality cafes and restaurants, many fronting the canal.
Lac de Jouarres 5km

The lake is just outside Homps on the Azille side, and is good for swimming and boating. There is a beach including a grassed area with shade that is good for picnics. There is also a café/restaurant.

Olonzac 7km          

Olonzac is a service town for the surrounding region, providing most services including banks, a supermarket, hardware and quite a few cafes and restaurants. There is a good weekly street market in Olonzac, held Tuesdays all year around.

Other small towns in the area                Within 10km

La Liviniere,  Siran,  Pepieux,  Felines-Minervois,  Rieux-Minervois,  Cesseras and several other towns are are all within less than 10km of Azille.  Pepieux, La Liviniere and Siran have a number of wineries, and the La Liviniere wines have a growing reputation with some high quality wines now available.