9th - 20th September 2017
"We have had such a fantastic stay at La Petite Tuilerie. The gite is lovely and Helen, Chris and Fabio have been brilliant, nothing has been too much trouble! We were only meant to stay for a week, but when our car developed a problem we had to stay a few more days. They were so accommodating and let us stay for the extra time. Helen was so helpful with advice on best places to visit etc. We have seen so much and our stay will be truley memorable".
Steph & Paul, UK
3rd - 9th August 2017
"Another wonderful stay. Thank you so much for having us on our 'babymoon', a last holiday for just the two of us. We've enjoyed visiting some favourites from last year plus some new - gorges du Verdouble & Fou. Weather lovely, gite so comfortable & company great too. See you soon we hope"
Clare, Andy & bump Page
"Lovely to see you all again. Really enjoyed our time at the gite (La Petite Tuilerie) again, still as relaxing, love the walk into Bize. Hope to see you all again in the not too distant future."
Josie & Pete
Princes Risborough, Bucks, UK
2nd - 11th August 2017
"Our second stay (at La Petite Tuilerie) and once again thankyou so much for everything. Great laughs, wine, wonderful food and a time to totally relax.
Toby so enjoys the training (cycling) rides out and the beach, karting and visits to the village pool. Still more to explore!
See you next year!!"
Theresa, Gra, Ellie and Tobes xxxx
23rd May - 13th June 2017
"After explaining to everybody why we never revisit a place - here we are for the 4th time!! Still haven't seen / done everything! The 3 weeks have flown by and now it's time for home. Rediscovered favourite places - Capestang, Mazamet & St. Chinian markets, Gruissan, Isle St. Lucie & ports on Canal du Midi. Discovered new places - Abbey at Fontcaude, French equivalent of RSPB near Vendres plage, museums in Narbonne, old parts of Beziers & Pezanas. Despite it being the wrong time of year for birds we have managed to see 75 different species! We love it here, even talking of returning one May to catch migrating birds. Watch this space we may be back!!!"
Maggie & Richard - Macclesfield, UK
"ps. - Have decided, we will be back in May 2019 for the migrating birds!!!"
21-23 May 2017
"Thanks for a good few days staying with you. Your lovely food and wine should make us fly at Roubaix!"
Mike Thompson - Professional Cycling Team WIGGINS
17th Dec 2016 - 8th January 2017
"Thank you so much for three wonderfully relaxing and sunny weeks here. I have been so well looked after, and so nice to see this part of the Aude again. Good luck for a happy and prosperous New Year."
Ann P - Guildford, Surrey, UK
10-17 Sept 2016
"We've had such a lovely, relaxing time here over the past week and having not been to the South of France before it was wonderful to see the old towns and villages: we shall definitely be coming back! Thanks for your advice about Gruissan Plage - an excellent beach. Thank you for everything else you've done. Enjoy the rest of 2016 and we hope to see you in the not too distant future."
Andy & Clare - Tonbridge, Kent, UK
August / September 2016
"We had a lovely and very relaxing stay at La Petite Tuilerie. We used it as a base for further exploring an area we already know well. Bize-Minervois is a very attractive little town, with a useful mini-supermarket, a couple of boulangeries, a café/pizzeria and a more traditional restaurant. The owners (of La Petite Tuilerie) were very welcoming and when we got a flat tyre it was very useful that they live in the adjacent building so that we could get some advice on where in Narbonne to go for a replacement (they have clearly built up a lot of good local contacts in the time they have lived in the region)."
Paul S - London
"A very good stay. We had a great time with a warm welcome, the gîte adapted very well to our daily needs. The gîte is near sites of all kinds that are interesting to visit."
Emmanuelle R - France
"A wonderful 12 days spent in great company. So much to see, great advice and guidance on the local area, wine and food. We would really like to come back next year, as so much to explore and more time to be spent relaxing in your garden. See you soon,"
Graham, Theresa & Tobes - Hampshire, UK
2 weeks in July 2016
"We really enjoyed our 2 weeks here in the quiet countryside of the South of France. We liked the Petite Tuilerie both inside and outside, especially the garden. There is so much to see and do here in the area, we still haven't seen it all although it is our 3rd visit to the area."
Andrea, Jurgen, Carolin & Camilla - Menden, nr. Dortmund, Germany
Nov 4th to Nov 25th 2015
"Lovely to come back to the Narbonne area, but also to see lots of places (villages) I haven't before. Thanks for all the guidance and support. Very comfortable and very happy stay. See you all in 2016.
Lindsay - UK
26th Sept - 3rd Oct 2015
"We've had a very comfortable, relaxing holiday here. Never having visited this part of France, we only had the 'tourist guide' notion of what to expect: the reality is far better. Gourgeous villages (Minerve was wonderful) and interesting towns and cities - Narbonne and Carcassonne being highlights. The cottage is perfect to get awat from everything and has all that's needed to make a memorable stay. Thank you for your excellent arrangements prior to our arrival (directions were spot on). We'll be back."
Helen & Steve O - W. Yorks, UK
26th June - 3rd July 2015
"Our first trip to the South of France. The temptation to eat out is hard to resist. Love the Canal du Midi& loved Perpignan. All the best to the family and future guests."
Julie & Elyne C - UK
16th - 23rd June 2015
"It's us again - 3rd visit!!!
After freezing in the UK and debating whether to go to the Farne Isles, UK or here - guess what we decided!! We really love it here - so many different places to visit, Isle St. Lucie and the etangs on the coast, the towns and villages, many "en fête", the Canal du Midi, and the mountains, the beautiful village of Fraisse sur Agout. Only 24° in the mountains while 28° - 33° in Bize. MAGIC!! We will return perhaps to "live" here for 3/4 weeks (relax more, drink less!!). Watch this space. Hate to leave."
Maggie & Richard - Macclesfield, UK
"We came for a relaxing week to re-charge the batteries after a hectic time at work. We have had a very enjoyable time here and and enjoyed the local scenery and many walks around the area enjoying the bird life and butterflies, a total of 117 different species of birds we have seen whilst staying here. Many thanks for a very enjoyable stay the gite is very comfortable and peaceful."
Gordon & Susanne - Cornwall, UK
July 23 - Aug 6 2013
"A small haven here. We have loved our time here weather has been great. Wished we could stay another 2 weeks but hope to be back again."
Rosemary & Alan - Mansfield, UK
4th Oct - 6th Nov 2014
Dear Helen & Chris
"The time to leave has arrived. We have had a wonderful time. We shall miss the wildlife visits. It is sad to tear ourselves away. We just love it here & the comfort of the Gite."
14th - 22nd Sept 2013
"This is our third visit to the region (we must like it here) and have really enjoyed our stay in your Gite. It was just perfect for our holiday. We managed to visit many places we had been to before as well a number of new experiences in and around the locality. To cap it all the weather was ideal with blue skies and temps in the mid 20's most days. We will be sorry to leave."
Joyce & Barry G - Basingstoke, Hants, UK
4th - 10th Aug 2013
"We have had a lovely week thank you. Have visited lots of the local attractions. We've had relaxing evenings in the garden star-gazing (shooting stars are marvellous) and sipping glasses of local wine. Lovely walk into Bize-Minervois seeing lots of wildlife. Thank you for your very warm welcome and hospitality."
Carolyn & Chris P - Leeds, UK
July / August 2013
"Many thanks to Helen & Chris for making our stay so enjoyable. An excellent base for visiting the region. We've enjoyed delightful evenings sitting outside this lovely gite, many thanks."
Rob & Helen Q - Derbyshire, UK
"Thank you Chris and Helen. We have had a truly wonderful time here at the very comfortable La Petite Tuilerie. Thank you for your hospitality. We look forward to coming again very soon."
Liz & Pete R - Hampshire, UK
"We have had a lovely 2 weeks. The gite is super and very comfortable. Thank you for your hospitality and your friendliness."
Sheila & Peter - Warwickshire, UK
"So, we're here again for our second visit of the year. It was great to take in some of the towns we'd seen in May/June and also to make some new discoveries. All in all a lovely break."
Maggie and Richard - Macclesfield, UK
"At last we have returned, to 30° temp, blue skies and the same warm welcome from Chris & Helen. The gite is an excellent base to continue our exploration of the region. The gite has all you could want, everything has been thought about. A big thank you - and we hope to see you again next year."
Chris & Deb - West Sussex, UK
"A lovely gite in a fantastic region. A big thank you to Helen & Chris for making our short, but very pleasant stay in their charming gite very relaxing."
Chris & Myra - Hampshire, UK
June / July 2012
"This was our first time in this region. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous. Helen & Chris gave us a warm and friendly welcome to their clean and comfortable gite, which was very suitable for myself being disabled. Thanks Helen & Chris."
Ann & Bill H - Cambridge, UK
May / June 2012
"A beautiful part of France."
Maggie & Richard - Macclesfield, UK
"Thanks for a great week in your cottage. The cycling, weather, countryside etc fantastic. The fireworks you arranged for us on 14th July were out of this world. Thanks again."
Judith & Allan M - Ayrshire, Scotland
"Huge thanks to Helen & Chris for giving us such a warm and friendly welcome to their clean & comfortable gite, plus all the much appreciated local Info."
Anne & Roy - Glos., UK
"Had the most relaxing holiday. The gite is lovely and the garden a little piece of heaven."
Pete & Josie S - Bucks, UK
"Thank you so much for a relaxing holiday. The gite is very comfortable and has all one requires for a holiday."
Ann P - Surrey, UK
"Thank you for your very comfortable accommodation and information on various places to visit. We visited a number of places and were particularly pleased to see Carcassonne and enjoyed our trips along the (Canal du) Midi.
Once again thank you for your hospitality for a very enjoyable and relaxing holiday."
Cyril & Sarah - Kent, UK
"Thanks to you both for your help, information and accommodation. It is a beautiful and relaxed environment for a holiday & also perhaps one that we would like to live in ourselves at some point in time. Bize is lovely & we too enjoyed the walk up the lane!"
Chris & Pam W - Yorkshire, UK
"Thank you for your kind hospitality - we really enjoyed our stay in this lovely gite. We had great weather and fun exploring the local chateaux and villages as well as the odd day just sat on the beach! It's well worth the walk up the lane to the cafés and restaurants in Bize in the evening."
Chris & Dewi - Greenwich, UK
"Very warm welcome from Helen & Chris. Very comfortable gite. We'll remember the walks along the Canal du Midi for a long time, and the beating sun in Narbonne. Many thanks for your help."
Caroline & Paul S - Berkshire, UK
June / July 2010
"We've had a great time and were so lucky with the weather. Thank you for all your support when the car had to be repaired - very much appreciated."
John & Carol B - Chesterfield, UK
"We had a wonderful time exploring everywhere, from Port Vendres near the Spanish border all the way up to Nimes. House was spotless, sun relentless and Helen v. helpful.
Gites Minervois Maisons perfect for us.
Colin & Ling W - Cheshire, UK
Sept / Oct 2008
"Thankyou for the warm welcome we've had a lovely week. You do live in a beautiful part of France."
John & Olive H - UK
"A wonderful rest for the start of our holiday. A very hot week."
Lindsay & Steve - Oxfordshire, UK
"Thanks for everything. This is a fantastic place for a holiday, made all the more so by our excellent hosts."
Carole & Ged W - N. Yorks, UK
"A little bit of paradise. Thanks for providing the info and making our stay so memorable."
Stuart & Jennie C - Melbourne, Australia
"Thank-you for your kind hospitality"
Paul & Barbara E - UK