La Maison Assise

General information

Brief description of organisation

La Maison Assise (the seated house) is a typical mansion of 1907 in the medieval village of Bize-Minervois in south of France.

Manna - your host author, stage director and filmmaker - welcome you in authentic cosy rooms with character where to feel at home. Each room fonction as independent working space with private bathroom. Terrasses and living room are common spaces to work and enjoy. Breakfast is included.

The residency is affordable and open from april to november. You can stay one week up to six months - decreasing rates applies.

To apply please send your wishs and the dates you would like to attend at

Organisation founded in


Brief description of residency program

La Maison assise is the place to be to have your feet in the river, your mind in the stars and take a big breath of renewal.

There is many beautiful places to visit close by. The residency itself is at the heart of the medieval village of Bize-Minervois - an oasis in the garrigue mediterranean environment - crossed by a magic river where to fish, jump and swim ! There is nice coffee shops and restaurants to enjoy french food and connect with people…
Bize-Minervois offers many walks with open views on the surroundings.

The medieval town of Carcassonne is 40 minutes drive and Minerve is only 15 minutes away. There is also the artist book village of Montolieu and your host will be pleased to share the secrets of the seashore.

Residency program since


Disciplines and media
  • Visual Art
  • Film Making
  • Architecture
  • Theatre
  • Literature
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 week
  • 2 weeks
  • 3 weeks
  • 1 month
  • between 1 and 3 months
  • 3 months
  • between 3 and 6 months
Number of artists resident at one time


Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
Grants available

We are not suceptible to receive or give grants ! That\'s why we chose to offer very low rates

Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
  • Other
Expectations of the artist
  • Cleaning
Selection procedure


Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency


RuralWe are in a small village with 4 restaurants open all year! 20 minut from narbonne

  • Internet Connection
  • Office
  • Kitchen
Number of studios


Type and size of studios

Private Studio

  • Private Room
Working language(s)
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

How to reach

By train

Arrive at Narbonne station. 4 1/2 hours from Paris, 2 hours from Barcelona, 2 1/2 hours from Marseille: We will pick you up at Narbonne station, and drop you off at the end of your stay.

By plane

The closest airports to BIZE MINERVOIS are Carcassonne, Béziers, Perpignan, Toulouse, Montpellier and Barcelona.

By car

BIZE MINERVOIS is a 25 minute drive from Narbonne, and a 40 minute drive from both Carcassonne and Béziers.

Nearest airport

Béziers, Carcassonne

Contact information

La Maison Assise
1 avenue de l´hôtel de ville
11120 Bize-Minervois

Phone: +33 6 61 55 78 70

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