Hi Alain

 We had a great time, the weather was really kind to us and we spent many days lazing around the pool.

 We would certainly recommend the Villa to anyone wanting to get away from the hustle of life and relax ...

Graeme M, UK

Sept 2021


Nous avons passé un agréable séjour à Trausse, petit village tranquille du Minervois , belle région riche en visites historiques (Carcassonne, abbayes...). Connaisseurs en oenologie, nous avons goûté de très bons vins chez des viticulteurs toujours accueillants. La maison n'est pas très grande mais présente des espaces de vie variés appréciables pour y diner: loggia, terrasse de plain pied abritée, terrasse au bord de la belle piscine. La climatisation est un confort supplémentaire mais des volets seraient un plus (écologique) pour protéger les chambres du soleil du Sud. Bon souvenir.

Catherine A, FR,  via Abritel (****)

Août 2021

Everything is really lovely and we couldn’t be happier. 

We have had some wonderful weather, today in particular. Thank you for the offer of assistance, the folder you put together was very useful in helping with places to go. We will be sad to leave tomorrow morning! 

Nicola L, UK

Aug 2021


Très bon séjour, jardin très agréable. Maison avec tout le nécessaire pour une famille. Épicerie de l autre côté de la rue très pratique. Village calme avec toutes les commodités à proximité.

Nelly L, FR, via Abritel (*****)

Août 2021

Notre séjour s'est très bien passé et sommes enchantés de nos vacances chez vous.

Nous avons été très satisfait de notre séjour. Votre maison est vraiment très agréable et très bien équipée. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié la piscine, les chambres avec chacune une salle de bain et la climatisation, et la situation dans le village avec l'épicerie juste en face. La situation géographique est également idéale pour visiter la région que nous ne connaissions pas et qui est formidable et beaucoup touristique qu'en Provence. Encore un grand merci pour tous vos précieux conseils qui nous ont beaucoup aidé.

Concernant les équipements dans la maison, nous nous sommes parfois vu limités en termes de vaisselles et couvertes, donc peut-être qu'il en faudrait un peu plus. Mais bon, c'est juste une petite remarque mineure qui ne change pas le confort général de la maison.

William P , FR

Août 2021

The villa fitted our expectations and service exceeded our expectations.  We could use everything  in the house which gave the feeling we were very welcome... The folders upstairs are great but for me it gave the impression it was to much so we searched more on the internet instead in the folders.   It could help to be able to find immediately the walks you can do starting from the house itself. 

i  just note things I think of … the vacation was perfect so even if you don’t change anything it’s still a perfect location and nice place to spend your holiday . 

Thanks a lot for given us the feeling we were more then welcome 🤗 

Veerle B, Belgium

Jul 2021

Belle propriété bien équipée et bien aménagée pour passer un séjour en convivialité

Celine B  France

Aug 2020


A perfect place to stay and explore the Minervois and Corbières region. The house is perfect. Very clean and comfortable and it has everything that you could need on vacation. The swimming pool is a great size, each bedroom has its own bathroom.

We had the pleasure to meet Alain and Muriel who were perfect hosts and gave us lots of tips on places to stay. There is plenty of information in the house on everything to see/visit in the area.

The village of Trausse is small but it has an epicerie across the road and a supermarket a few Kms away. Make sure to include a visit to the domaine of Jean Baptiste Senate in the center of the village.

I highly recommend staying here.

Jonathan D  France/UK, via Abritel, (*****)

Aug 2020


Our stay at the property was fantastic. The location. Is brilliant with easy access to the Mediterranean beaches ,Carcassonne and the minervios villages and towns. The epiceire literally over the road made getting fresh bread and croissants easy ( my sons daily task ) good advice to order as they sell out very quickly. The upper balcony area was our favourite place to find shade and eat at night admiring the sunset on the black mountains. A slice of heaven. You won’t be disappointed

Sarah H  England, via Abritel/vrbo UK (*****)

Jul 2020

We loved your villa, it felt like a real home not just a holiday home. 

There were plenty of places to sit which was lovely

The pool was lovely.  We made good use of it.

Our rooms were comfortable.

Debra M. England

Sept 2019

Dear Alain, thanks for your interest! Yes the villa fitted our expectations , even better! We would recommend it to other people! 

The only one thing to "complain" is the the local situation in the little village with no shops nearby! Thank you for all!

 Rainer, Switzerland

Sept 2019

Greetings Alain, We have been enjoying your villa very much, it is very comfortable. 

Doug and Brenda, New Zealand.

August 2019

The villa was fantastic, very clean and well presented and the pool area, veranda and gardens were beautiful. Clean towels and bedding each week was appreciated and the villa was very comfortable. We were a little confused on arrival about the area near the bbq as to whether it was for our use or not. 

I would highly recommend the villa. The area is beautiful but more remote than we expected. It would be helpful

if the black book was updated in places to perhaps include more restaurants (especially child friendly ones) and perhaps more details of facilities over towards Carcassonne, which we only really discovered near the end of our holiday.

We had a lovely restful time in beautiful surroundings!

Thank you

The Hosens, England 

August 2019

We had a very pleasant stay at your villa. We felled very welcome. Everything worked very good, also the WiFi. The swimming pool and garden were great. And with the warm weather we were very gratefull for the airconditioning. We will recommend your villa in our network".

Daphne, Holland

July 2019

We are now back home after a lovely stay at your villa. We really enjoyed the privacy in the garden. We have told friends how lovely it is and will continue to do so. The villa is very well equipped"

Liz M


June 2019

Many thanks for the privilege of spending a week in your lovely holiday home. It was great, we're having a lovely time. The villa is beautiful and the boys have been in the pool as soon as the sun comes out. The adults are enjoying the wine. So what more would you want?

Shonagh M

Broughty Ferry, Scotland

Oct, 2018

The villa was really well organised, equipped and presented. My husband and I are considering when we might return such was our satisfaction. We had a lovely time and spent many days just relaxing by the pool. It felt like a home from home - and we will definitely recommend it to friends and family.

Thanks again for facilitating our wonderful holiday.

Lindsay P.

Essex, England

Aug, 2018

We had a SPLENDID week in Trausse. 
The villa was better than our expectations. Really very good – and 3 x double bed all with en-suite was excellent! And it was very clean which is always appreciated. 
We definitely recommend the villa

Chris O

Wooburn Green, England

Aug, 2018

we found the villa to be beautifully kept, well-equipped and the pool was fantastic. We also appreciated the outside shower.... 
we did have a very relaxing holiday and we enjoyed the villa and pool very much... Thank you for all and for your assistance at the start of our holiday

Clare H.

Manchester, England

Jul, 2018

La villa a -t-elle rencontré vos attentes ? Absolument 

Recommanderiez-vous la villa des Rosiers à des connaissances ? Sans hésiter

L'endroit nous a bien plus de part sa tranquillité, il y a de grandes chances pour que nous revenions.

Angélique P

Namur, Belgique

Jun, 2018

Just to let you know all is well and my Family wanted to say thanks , they feel the same way about the Villa as myself and my Wife. The villa is everything we could have hoped for and more. You have a wonderful place and we are already looking at dates to rent this again next year.

Simon C.

South Bucks, England

Sept, 2018

A perfect family holiday.

An amazing property set in a quiet French village ideal for exploring this wonderful area. Fantastic vineyards, delicious food and perfect villa - what more could you want?

The property is renovated to a high standard and the pool is a real treat set in its own secluded and private garden.

Hosts couldn't be more accommodating and helped to make this a holiday to remember: thank you.

The Robesons



Blissful! Perfect villa, perfect hosts. Could not fault anything! Everything has been thought of and provided and nothing was too much trouble for Liz and Shaun who are on hand to help but never intrude (even with encouragement!) Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

Hazel & Co

Thame, Oxfordshire


Everything was great. We enjoy our swim in the pool every evening. We have been visiting the towns around Trausse and walked part of the canal. 

The villa was very comfortable and certainly met our needs. We have already recommended your villa to one of our colleagues and I believe you already have their booking.

Steve B

Edimbourg, Scotland

May, 2018

After a first stay in 2017, we really fallen in love with the villa, the village and the region... So we bought it :-)

As the new owners we will operate the property in exactly the same as Liz and Shaun. After ten successful years developing and running this fantastic villa they have decided to take a step back from it, but will continue to live next door for the foreseeable future.

Alain & Muriel D

Brussels, Belgium

Mar, 2018

very beautiful villa with all required accommodations for holidays : very big pool & nice terrace, BBQ, fully equipped kitchen, etc 
Trausse-Minervois is a typical village from south of France in the middle of the Minervois a fantastic region ... For sure we will come back

Alain & Murlel D

Brussels, Belgium

Oct, 2017

We stayed here for 2 glorious weeks at the start of the summer holidays. We always have villa holidays and in terms of space, finish and facilities this is clearly one of the best we have stayed in. Lovely location with great access to Carcassonne etc it really is a perfect base to explore the region. Shop opposite really good for morning bread/pastries and the supermarket 10 mins away covers you for everything else and other necessities such as pharmacy genuinely close by.Liz and Shaun were terrific hosts with the perfect blend of accessibility and privacy! The pool steals the show though, particularly for the kids, just that little bit bigger than the norm and in a lovely private garden.

Thank you again for a wonderful holiday!

The Attenboroughs


We had a fabulous stay here for a week in May/June 2016. The villa was very clean and was extremely well stocked with everything that we required. Shaun and Liz thoughtfully left us some food/drink items, and were able to give us guidance on all the things to do during our stay. It is a lovely villa and we would definitely recommend it to others.

Caroline, Alan and dougie


May,  2016

Fantastic villa in a lovely village, kids loved the pool, we had a great family break. The owners are excellent and would recommend the villa to any one wishing to holiday in this part of France. Shaun and Liz thank you very much.

The Carters



We had a wonderful stay at Villa des Rosiers, Liz and Shaun made every effort to make us feel welcome including sorting out baby equipment for our stay. The villa is clean, spacious and beautiful and lived up to everything we expected from the website and more. It is a great base for so many beautiful places in the area and we hope to be back! Thank you again, Rachael, Andrew and Rebekah

Rachael, Andrew and Rebekah Cazaly



We came across this villa on the net and we were glad we did. The villa itself is a very well equipped, spacious, private and very comfortable with a lovely pool set in a quiet little village of Trausse (just 25min north-east of Carcassonne). We stayed in Villa des Rosiers for a week and used it as a base to explore the surrounding area which is dotted with picturesque sleepy villages and massive expanse of vine yards as far as the eye can see. A great place to be if one is interested in wine tasting and in cultivating of vines on a massive scale. We came across some pretty little villages along way along the canal du midi and had some great meals. However it was lovely getting back to the villa to relax and unwind after a day\'s excursion. Liz and Shaun were very helpful and great hosts. And it was a peace of mind knowing that they were next door should we require any assistance. 

Jemond Meli


Jul, 2013

Thank you so much again to Shaun and Liz for a lovely welcome on our second visit to Les Lauriers. The house was just as lovely as we remembered from last years visit as were the restaurants, particularly in Homps and Caunes. The drive along the canal is especially lovely towards Ventenac, Minerve is well worth a visit as is Fontfroide Abbey followed by a lovely drive to La Grasse. We\'ll certainly be back!

Chris & Ingrid

Sutton Coldfield

Jul, 2013

We stayed at the Villa Rosiers. A modern villa in the village of Trausse, little supermarket opposite and two village restaurants. We ate in both and had two good meals of good value. Carcassonne only 20/30 minutes away and lots of villages on the midi canal - try the 11 euro set lunch at Ventenac. Liz and Shaun are excellent hosts,very helpful and welcoming.

Bill Watkins


Jul, 2013

We have just returned from a lovely break at Les Lauriers. The property has been sympathetically renovated with every modern convenience but keeping the traditional building materials visible. Shaun and Liz have thought of everything you\'ll need when you arrive so no rush to the well stocked shop situated just across the road. Don\'t forget to order fresh croissants each day! Outside the patio has comfortable loungers were we relaxed in the sun.
Trausse is a tranquil village with two good restaurants within walking distance and offering good food and local wine. Whichever way you leave the village you are surrounded by vineyards. 

We strongly recommend this great property to all who want to see and enjoy a small village in the region of Minervois whilst staying in quality accommodation.

Chris and Angela Absolom

Jul, 2013

From our arrival to our departure, Liz & Shaun were the perfect hosts, only too willing to help and advise. Villa Les Lauriers itself was outstanding accommodation. Clean and comfortable as well as private. It\'s given us ideas for our own home!

We went in October and the weather was still warm and sunny enough to give us both a tan.

The local wines were of excellent quality and everyone should try a bottle of Limoux Blanquette.

Trausse itself is peaceful and quiet yet perfectly placed for the Canal du Midi, the Mediterranean and Spain.

There are lots of picturesque villages in the surrounding countryside to discover, most with Patisseries to savour!

We can\'t wait to return.

Tony Rocco

Oct, 2012

Well, we\'re just back home after a wonderful two weeks at Les Lauriers and would just like to say a huge thank you to Shaun and Liz for their wonderful welcome and all their help during our stay. Les Lauriers was spacious and beautifully equipped, perfectly placed for the local shop, with two delightful restaurants in the village as well as many others in the local area.Breakfast on the patio was a particular delight - a perfect way to start the day! There is so much to see and do within a very short drive and we can\'t recommend Les Lauriers highly enough - so will just finish by saying that we\'re already looking at diaries for next year.

Chris and Ingrid

Sutton Coldfield


Just returned from a wonderful relaxing week at the Villa des Rosiers. Everything was on hand for the perfect holiday. The villa was extremely spacious and well equipped with a wonderful pool to cool off. Two really good restaurants within two minutes walk and a local shop right opposite the front door. Plenty to do in the area with the coast, historic buildings and the Canal du Midi all within driving distance. Thank you Shaun and Liz for being such good hosts and letting us share your little corner of paradise.

Ian and Emma Richards

Crowthorne, Berks


We would all like to say a huge thankyou to Shaun and Liz for our wonderful holiday in their lovely gite. Le Rosiers was perfect. We have stayed in lots of gites through France and this one was truly the best. The accommodation was outstanding - spacious and spotless. Everything was provided for a really relaxing time, 3 bedrooms all en suite, a well fitted kitchen and of course the pool which we used a lot. I will always remember the swallows skimming and the church bells, the lovley meals at both local restaurants and of course Minervois itself. Both Shaun and Liz were friendly and helpful and we envy them living in such a beautiful place. We hope to see you again soon.

Jenny John, Amy and Mike and Audrey

Weston super Mare


Les Lauriers is beautiful villa in a quaint setting right in the middle of Languedoc. Within easy reach of the coast and of the Spanish border. Lots of places to explore and an excellent climate. Carcassonne, which is about 30 mins away is stunning! Shaun and Liz are on hand to help with anything, very friendly and a great welcome. The house is tastefully decorated to a very high standard and very well equipped. The local village store is literally across the road, where you can get excellent bread, croissants and local wines at very reasonable prices. We hope to be back sometime soon!

Maureen Johnstone



We would like to thank Shaun & Liz for all their help and advice on the local area, restaurants and events (firework display at Carcassonne on Bastille Day was a particular highlight)
We even attempted (and successfully completed) a very nice walk following instructions (in French) provided by Liz. Well worth the effort.
As a group we have stayed in many villas in quite a few countries and I think we can put Villa Rosiers pretty much at the top of our list, ticks all the boxes, three good sized bedrooms all ensuite, pool, large well equiped kitchen, various eating areas, two restaurants within easy walking distance. Lovely views from the upstairs dining area, very relaxing. Lots of local wildlife to watch, Swallows, Swifts Humming Bird Moths etc. Excellent.Great time.
Thanks again, hope to see you again sometime.Bill & Mary, Terry & Carol, Norman & Pat and Sue

Bill Napier



Many thanks to Shaun and Liz for a great holiday, the accommodation is simply immaculate ---perfectly designed for 3 couple to live in comfort. The surrounding area has some of the best villages and towns to visit in France. Our only regret is not booking for longer, but we will be back. steve, sara pauline martin brian and jane.

steve & sara o\\\'brien

north somerset


We loved the villa. It was spacious, well equipped and very relaxing. The upstairs open balcony was perfect for relaxing with a book and the pool area was also a lovely place to sit and relax. It was a bit cold for swimming in mid October but our grand daughter was not deterred and spent many hours in the pool. We did some great day trips and there was plenty of interest for the children too (aged 12 and 9). A great base for exploring the region.

Robert and Elspeth Staas

Sydney Australia


Another year, another great summer holiday at Villa des Rosiers! This was our third consecutive year at the villa but this time there was a slight twist: we decided to spend my 40th birthday there. In order to accommodate various friends and family members who arrived and departed at different times, we hired the new property \'Les Lauriers\'as well as the villa. Utilising both properties we were able to entertain children (young and old), parents, grandparents and friends - and everything worked out well. It was another great holiday and an unforgettable way to celbrate a 40th birthday. We are already looking forward to our fourth year at Villa des Rosiers next year.

Simon Ferguson

Gillingham, Kent


I can\'t recommend Villa des Rosiers highly enough. The property is spacious, very comfortable, spotless, and peaceful. We especially loved the pool area. Shaun and Liz were the kind of people for whom nothing was too much trouble, and even waited up into the late evening for us when our arrival was delayed. The little shop over the road was perfect for most items. The whole area is rich in beautiful countryside,through which we spent most of the week cycling. I am sure we will be back on a future occasion.

Cathy Mercier