La Maison des Rossignols

Pouzols-Minervois, Aude
Bed & Breakfast
+33 (0)6 32 16 43 13

 Swim the rivers, hike the hills, taste and buy wine, take a delicious picnic basket to the Canal du Midi... the owners have their own boat


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

The village is known for its wine and Romanesque church; get up early on a clear day and you’re rewarded with a Pyrenean view. This is an elegant, fresh-painted maison de maitre whose warm, kind owners prepare for you a generous English breakfast (or a French one should you prefer) in a big friendly kitchen with a bright red wall. Immaculate and uncluttered bedrooms off a wide landing have sweeping wooden floors, handsome old pine doors, and space for button-back sofas. After a day out in idyllic Lagrasse or splendid Carcassonne, prepare to be spoiled by Marco’s fabulous dinners.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 11am
1 December - 1 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner with wine, €35, by arrangement. Restaurants 4km.


Nightly price
from €80
Singles €75.
3 Doubles
From €80
1 Twin
From €80



We had a lovely and relaxing week at La Maison des Rossignols. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay - it was the highlight of our trip to France and we felt sad at having to leave. We had a room with a view of the vineyards and the mountains as a backdrop - it was such a joy to wake up every morning to the view.The food prepared by Marco was incredible - it was the best food we had in our time in France and in Marco and Stephanie they really are the most hospitable, kind and friendly hosts. We would give a rating of 5 out 5 - it really is a remarkable place to stay and visit.

Ian, Dublin

We stayed 2 nights at Maison des Rossignols and much enjoyed our stay. The hosts were extremely welcoming and helpful, and as previous reviewers have said, Marco is a superb cook. We ate dinner there on both nights, and can vouch that these meals were amongst the best we have had in France in recent years. Our room was spacious and quiet, and the setting is very peaceful. Stephanie helped us organise bike hire so that we could cycle along the Canal du Midi, and gave us some great recommendations for local visits. Thank you!

Amanda, London

Absolutely fantastic stay. Booked at last minute for one night and we wished we were staying longer. We will return and recommend to others. Lovely area, and Marco cooked an amazing meal. With such care and attention. Great breakfast too. Lovely people , very welcoming & helpful and friendly & very friendly dogs. Great spacious room.

Norman, Norwich

Easily the best, so far, that we have stayed with, in terms of the hosts, their accommodation & most importantly their food. Marco & Steffi are quite superb as hosts & Marco's skills as a chef would grace any restaurant. We stayed for 2 nights & had 2 excellent dinners. Rooms are spacious, clean & very comfortable. We enjoyed the company of their pets who also made us welcome. The location being a small village simply adds to the charm & is worthy of a morning's exploration, including the local wine cooperative which has excellent local produce at reasonable prices.

John & Pat

Stephanie and Marco are wonderful hosts who do whatever they can to make your stay comfortable. Marco came out to meet us and offered refreshments on the terrace as soon as we were ready. And Marco's cooking is wonderful. We had a large room and decent size bathroom, spotlessly clean. They are very knowledgeable about local area and can't do enough for you. If we return to this area we would definitely go back again.

Sharon, Holbeach

What a treat! La Maison des Rossignols is a late nineteenth century home - elegant and tastefully decorated, with furniture typical of the period. We were booked in for one night before driving on to our destination and were so impressed that we immediately booked in for a night on our return journey! Marco and Stephanie are marvellous hosts, charming and attentive - nothing was too much trouble. Marco clearly adores cooking. His food is quite simply outstanding. We hope to return to this beautiful and historically interesting area and I know where we will stay!

Pauline, Lliber, Alicante

We had a lovely stay for two nights. Marco and Stephanie were delightful hosts and the rooms and house are beautiful and well-appointed. The breakfast is delicious and offers many fresh and local items, from bread to produce to honey and homemade jams. We took the option of having dinner at the table d'hotes two nights and were very pleased with our choice. Each night Marco served us 3 tasty and varied courses plus an inventive and thoughtful amuse bouche. Stephanie and Marco were also helpful with many tips about the area. We will highly recommend!


Charming, welcoming, friendly hosts; elegant house; very comfortable rooms; outstandingly good meals. General ambience, within the house and within the village, could not be faulted. We regret having planned to stay only three nights and would happily return.

Jean, Chichester

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Marco Raumann

  • Cruises on the Canal du Midi - the finest way to discover the Canal du Midi and its magnificent scenery is by boat. You can take a cruise on our day-boat, the Tinto, which is available by prior reservation. For your enjoyment, we can prepare a picnic meal.
  • Enjoy authentic southern cuisine at one of our table d'hôtes dinners: a four-course menu, with a selection of local wines, might include homemade tapas, Boeuf Bourguignon or Bouillabaisse as a main course, and Languedoc cheeses.
  • Simplify your travel planning: You speak little or no French? Pas de problème! We can help you to enjoy your stay in the region with restaurant reservations, excursion planning and comprehensive advice. Talk to us – we’re always happy to help you.
  • Minerve, this magical village, one of the last refuges of the Cathars, sits on a rock outcrop high above the river Cesse, the valley of which runs to the south of the village. In the background is the Languedoc NationalPark, a landscape of pure beauty.
  • Côte Vermeille, the “vermillion coast” – so-named because of the dramatic sandstone hills which lie between the sea and the Pyrenees – is home to some of the most beautiful seaside villages in Europe. The coastal road is offering breathtaking views.
  • Lagrasse is considered to be one of the most beautiful villages of France, and it is among the most popular tourist sites in the Languedoc. It traces its history back over 1200 years to the foundation of the Abbey of Ste-Marie-d'Orbieu.