The cheerful owners of Le Bobo in Bize-Minervois, Susan and Cam, have beautifully transformed this Bed and Breakfast to reflect their taste. Having travelled the world and stayed at many great places, the Scottish couple knew a thing or two about creating a warm welcome. They figured that if they would love to spend a few days at Le Bobo, then other people might too. And they were right, based on the highly positive feedback they are getting back from their guests!
Falling in love
Initially, Susan and Cam were looking for a holiday home in the Languedoc. Having visited the region several times, they had come to appreciate it more and more over the years. However, after falling in love with the beautiful mansion in Bize-Minervois, they took a more drastic decision. In short, in 2015 Susan and Cam both quit their jobs in Scotland, sold their family house and moved to the South of France to start running Le Bobo Bed and Breakfast. Quite an adventure!
Bohemian and bourgeois
Le Bobo stands for the bohemian and bourgeois lifestyle and is a name that the Parisian in-crowd used in the late 1960s. As soon as you cross the threshold of the Maison de Maître, you will understand why Susan and Cam have chosen this name for their Bed and Breakfast. Both the common rooms and the four bedrooms convey a stylishly edgy, luxurious atmosphere. On top of that, the house breathes history. The thick walls were built using part of Bize-Minervois’ ancient rampart originally created with stones from the nearby River Cesse. You either can book a room for two to four people, or rent out the complete house. This will give you access to a self-catered holiday home, including kitchen and living room, with room for eight adults and two children.
Each poetically named room has its own character, including a private bathroom and adjustable ceiling fan. On the first floor, you will find the sumptuous double room ‘Le Dragon Sacré des Mer’, bathed in deep blue and red tones. This is the only room with a claw foot bathtub, which proudly stands in the middle of the bathroom. Not to mention the striking marble fireplace! The common kitchen is also on the first floor, with an inviting wooden table as a centrepiece.
Life is good
To reach the three other rooms, you have to go up one floor via the magnificent original staircase. The double room La Terre de la Princesse has a French meets Oriental style with bright colours and carved wooden decorations. By going through a separate door, you will find the double room Île des Femmes on one side and the family room for four Le Lotus on the other. So even if you have a big family, you could rent your private space at Le Bobo by renting these two rooms. The room prices include a lovingly prepared continental breakfast, served in the garden or inside. Such a feast will set you up to explore the region, with its numerous bustling villages and towns, many lovely restaurants and the well-known Canal du Midi literally around the corner. Life is good at Le Bobo!