Holiday Villas in Languedoc Roussillon
This villa in Languedoc has a rich and storied history - built as a monastery in the 16th century, it is now a portal to gorgeous family holidays. The wide stone walls of the house will speak to you. Modern comforts here - the swimming pool on the stone terrace outside lends a private resort air.Price per week: £1528-£1854Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: MAN2844
This villa is one of those rare finds where history, beauty, nature and the personal touch of the owners, have created a haven of peace, tranquility and beautiful views in the sun-drenched Languedoc. Has been blessed with a very special location near Carcassonne, in a small historic Cathar village.Price per week: £789-£1972Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LEJ2843
Thi family villa in South West France offers an all-weather tennis court and a private heated pool in the heart of the stunning Languedoc countryside, just 20 miles from Carcassonne. The villa enjoys an attractive forest backdrop and direct access to forest trails in the Black Mountains.Price per week: £1900-£3870Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: MIN2248
Stay in this beautifully presented stone-built house in Roquebrun, with beautiful views and a private terrace. River swimming and amenities are all in easy walking distance. The house has been completely redecorated and newly furnished for 2016. Sleeps 4 in two bedrooms; two bathrooms, WiFi.Price per week: €350-€590Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: NoRef: LAR2653
This stunning stone village house is arranged around a beautiful and intimate courtyard with a delightful heated pool and pretty terraces to while away the time relaxing in the sunshine. The tasteful restoration has resulted in a very stylish and beautiful home.Price per week: £3090-£4406Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LAC2842
Imagine arriving at an 18th Century farmhouse surrounded by three acres of vineyards, a swimming pool to die for, gardens dotted with lavender and panoramic views over endless vines. The property is designed to thrill the senses and to fully transport you to this charming part of Southern France.Price per week: £2828-£4243Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: MAS2847
Spacious and elegant accommodationNarbonne
Relax in peace and luxury at Le Boutes. This house has been created in the former stables and storage barn of a nearby Domaine and provides spacious and elegant accommodation, surrounded by mature gardens. The house sleeps eight plus two children in five bedrooms. Broadband internet access (WiFi).Price per week: €1250-€2900Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: LEB1005
This is a real village house offering the real South of France village experience. Has been refurbished in such a unique, simple and yet stylish way, keeping the authenticity of the house by leaving exposed bricks and beams and then adding antique furniture and modern furnishings.Price per week: £1909-£2651Sleeps: 7Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LAM2841
Tucked away in a residential area at the edge of Alignan-du-Vent, within walking distance of the village shops, cafes and weekly market, this beautifully maintained family villa lies at the very heart of the Languedoc-Roussillon. This villa is cheerful and welcoming, with large open-plan areas.Price per week: £1790-£2515Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: VIL2243
Traditional stone-built village house with lots of character.Bagnols-sur-Ceze
Situated at the entrance of a tranquil Provencal village and just a 5 minute drive from shops and restaurants in nearby St Laurent, this is a traditional stone-built village house with lots of character, ideally positioned to explore Uzes, Avignon, the Aqueduct of Pont du Gard.Price per week: £1370-£2885Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: MAI2028
Languedoc-Roussillon is a sun-soak region that stretches from Provence to the Pyrenees, a mountain range that borders Spain. This beautiful region has a strategic border that it has held since Roman times, and is filled with history relating to this period, from the famous aqueducts to magical hilltop castles.
Today, Languedoc-Roussillon is better known for its vineyards, which produce a large amount of France’s wine. Some of the better-known wine varieties of this region are Vin de Pays d'Oc and sparkling Crémant de Limoux. The capital of the region, Montpellier, is a beautiful city that houses a wonderfully preserved medieval quarter.
Languedoc-Roussillon is split into three main areas, with each of which having their own distinct landscape and character. Bas-Languedoc is the coastal area that is home to some beautiful beaches, and of course the captivating cities of Montpellier and Nimes. Further inland is Haut-Languedoc, a wilder and more countrified area that is home to Parc National des Cevennes, which is home to hills, caves and forests. Then, to the southwest is Roussillon, which is situated on the Spanish border, close to Catalonia.
Attractions and Activities
There’s plenty to see and do in Languedoc-Roussillon, of course, one of the most see attractions while you are here is the vineyards. You can’t go to Languedoc-Roussillon and now visit the vineyards - there are plenty to choose from, each offering a range of activities, including wine tasting and vineyard tours. There’s plenty to see and do here, including plenty of trails to hike or cycle along - there are various companies offering bike hire here too. One place you cannot miss while you’re here is Cirque de Navacelles, an incredible canyon and gorge. Le Jardin de Saint Adrien is another attraction that’s worth a visit, due to how wonderfully tranquil the gardens are.
With Languedoc-Roussillon being so close to the Spanish border and Catalonia, the Catalan influence is clearly visible in many of the regional dishes of this area. Foods like brandade, which is a puree of dried cod that has been wrapped in beetroot leaves, cream with lemon, vanilla and fennel seed, snails are also a popular dish, seafood is also a key part of the local diet, especially mussels, sea bream, and squid. Most dishes served here come with locally produced olive oil, tomatoes, garlic, and aromatic herbs. A regional delicacy is oysters from Etang de Thau, which are served in restaurants across the region.
The climate in Languedoc-Roussillon is Mediterranean, which means mild winters and consistently dry, sunny summers, with moderate springs and autumns. This is the sunniest area in France that has an average of 300 days of sunshine each year. However, the weather does sometimes vary, depending on the part of the region. In the mountains, the winters are cold and snowy, whereas on the coast it’s usually sunny and warm. Second to Corsica, Languedoc-Roussillon is the hottest in France. In the autumn and spring, there are heavy showers, and there are also occasional frosts in certain areas.