For excellent dining eat at Michelin rated Restaurant Relais Chantovent, reserve for a table on the new wide
terrace with lovely views over the river gorge.
17 grand rue, Minerve. 04 68 91 14 18.
For wine visit Domaine Cavailles, 2 grand rue, Minerve for excellent and reasonably priced Minervois wines.
Minerve also boasts a fine bookstore - Paroli - where you can also buy coffee - it has a good selection of new and used books everything from novels, art books to regional, with collectors items too. There is an art gallery upstairs.
will find Paroli, at 8 bis rue des Martyrs, next to the Syndicate Initiative. (open every
day - 04 68 49 82 54. email: firstname.lastname@example.org) .
Also there is Atelier des 3f, 7 rue des Matyrs - which has some fine jewellery and clothes created b43y Muriel and Carole, who expose their works and by others.
Wanting a bite to eat or a drink? Go round the corner to enjoy coffee, wine, beer, and bruschetta at the Chocobar.
Drink wonderful wine, swim in the Med, mountain streams, discover castles, abbeys and artists and musicans who came - André Derain, Georges Braque, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, C R Mackintosh, and Tsuguharu Fujita; or go a few steps to Spain and Catalonia land of Salvador Dali - Cadaquez, and BarcelonaGo to Lagrasse and discover Corbieres
Guardian of sheep
Slept the night
Cave of man
Baas of lambs
Winds of silence
Hill meets heaven
Southfrance.com is a website by Giles Mitchell also known as Giles Denmark - who has lived in the area for a long time. The website originated in 1995 by its other name www.le-guide.com. His father lived in Ouveillan, where Giles at one time painted a mural on the side of his father's house depicting a vineward and the sillhouette of the village. The mural no longer exists as it was painted over in later years.