This is not the place to go if you want 5-star service and all mod cons. You'll need to pay extra for sheets and towels, and clean the place yourself when you leave unless you want to shell out another 50 euros. But if you like cracking a bottle of rose and sitting under the jasmine, looking out over the lake and enjoying some peace and quiet - you're in the right place.
We rented a one-bedroomed villa at the second of the two complexes - so closer to the lake. Son slept in the bedroom, we used the pullout bed in the living area which made a surprisingly comfortable double. Again, probably wouldn't suit those used to luxury - but we were more than happy.
Nice little pool which was nearly always deserted - and plenty for families to do - petanque - slides, basketball, minigolf and tennis.
One note - looks like some of the villas are owned by French families who cast a few disapproving glances at kids playing - it seems they look down on les anglais who just come for a week.
But all in all - a lovely quiet spot for a half term break - and a total bargain! I imagine it's much pricier in high season. We'll be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This resort is situated along the Canal du Midi, which has been classified by Unesco as a Word Heritage site, and is next to Homps; a magnificent small typical Languedoc village. The Jouarres Lake is a paradise for water sports or a tranquil place to relax. Here you'll find everything that makes it possible to enjoy a high quality holiday in a rare and authentic place. The residence proposes 2, 3, 4, 5 room villas as well as villas with a private swimming pool. Reception (free Wifi, limited access), 2 swimming pools of approximately 150m² (open from the end of March until the end of October), laundry, fitness room, hammam, whirlpool, 2 tennis courts, beach-volley, mini-golf, games room, table tennis, play area for children, sports ground, "petanque" area, bar and minimarket (opening hours may vary during the season). This place is ideally located to visit this unique land, the Minervois, the Cathar country, its cellars and wine domains. ... more less
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