Holiday Villas in Languedoc Roussillon
Three sympathetically restored apartments in an old Provençal mas, right below the ramparts of Lussan, one of the Plus Beaux Villages de France. 6 acres of grounds, landscaped gardens, pool, boules, croquet, barbecues. Walk to restaurants. Ideal location to explore the GardPrice per week: €1150-€1600Sleeps: 5Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: MAS2984
Two beautifully refurbished, air-conditioned properties in the heart of a 175-acre working vineyard bordering the Canal du Midi, close to Carcassonne and less than 1 hour from sandy Mediterranean beaches. This is the perfect property for family groups with two separate, fully equipped houses.Price per week: £5090-£7070Sleeps: 18Bedrooms: 9Pool: YesRef: BEL2839
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: £1519-£1802Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: MAN2844
Three sympathetically restored apartments in an old Provençal mas, right below the ramparts of Lussan, one of the Plus Beaux Villages de France. 6 acres of grounds, landscaped gardens, pool, boules, croquet, barbecues. Walk to restaurants. Ideal location to explore the Gard. Air-conPrice per week: €900-€1300Sleeps: 2Bedrooms: 1Pool: YesRef: LEM2986
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: £1495-£2885Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: MAI2028
Set on a hillside and surrounded by 10 acres of woods, the domaine comprises two tastefully restored and attractively furnished stone houses, as well as an air conditioned wooden cabin with double bedroom: this flexible accommodation works well for families and friends holidaying together.Price per week: £6420-£6420Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: LED2245
Stylish village living, South of FranceSaint Chinian
Les Hirondelles is a stylish village house, overlooking the Vernazobres river, near the centre of Saint Chinian. The house has been lovingly renovated and furnished to a very high standard with flair and imagination. Courtyard terrace, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, WiFiPrice per week: €255-€495Sleeps: 5Bedrooms: 3Pool: NoRef: LES855
On the south of Montpellier, between the sea and garrigue, the Chateau has been recently renovated by a famous international architect with a combination of history, contemporary elements and design furniture. The 160 hectares property, with 60 hectares of vineyard also has a 9th century chapel.Price per week: £11766-£17650Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 10Pool: YesRef: CHA2445
The villa is superbly located, offering wonderful panoramic views of Provence and the Rhone valley. The spectacular circular pool and poolside terrace is a real feature of this fantastic French holiday villa, and coupled with the views from the terrace, can only be described as paradise!Price per week: £2206-£5771Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: VIL2458
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: £980-£1961Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LEJ2843
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.