Tourouzelle

Tourouzelle is a characteristic French village set in the south of the Minervois wine region and bordering the Corbières wine region.  With approx. 450 inhabitants, Tourouzelle is a friendly and welcoming village. Previously surrounded by fortifications, some of which still exist today, it has a Romanesque church perched above the village and within the cemetery exists the ruins of a gothic chapel.

La Maison Des Vignes is set in the centre of the village, in the Place de la République, and next to the front gate you will find the village shop and the post office.

The village shop, the heart of the community, is always well stocked with local produce and here you can buy all your holiday needs including fresh baguettes and croissants, fresh meats, cheese, wine and fresh fruit and vegetables.

 

The shop is open every day.  In addition to the shop there are regular visits from the fresh meat and fish vans, whose arrival is heralded by the “allo, allo” announcements from the Mairie.

Wine production is the main activity within the village and from La Maison Des Vignes you can walk to the village’s five different wine domaines.
Chateau Festiano is only 200 metres away and the friendly proprietors Marie-Suzanne and Patrick are always happy to guide you around the cave, explaining the whole wine-making process, and then let you sample some of their excellent wines.

In the summer months there are various meals and events in the village and for Bastille day (14th July ) the Mairie organises a traditional repas (evening meal) for the whole village, where large tables are set up and there is food, wine and music. Our guests are welcome to attend these events and we would highly recommend this.