Holiday Villas in Languedoc Roussillon
Thi extraordinary Maison has recently been completely & carefully restored, & now stands to offer the most refined and impeccable taste in accommodation. This gracious, spacious, & distinguished home is further enriched by 1360 m2 of mature garden with a heated pool, located in a calm neighbourhood.Price per week: £2153-£4112Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 7Pool: YesRef: MAI2362
The Bergerie, Mas de la BousquetteRestored one bed apartment in an old Provençal mas
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.Price per week: €850-€1200Sleeps: 2Bedrooms: 1Pool: YesRef: THE2987
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: £2015-£4300Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: MAS2847
Mediterranean cottage on marinaMontpellier
This charming purpose-built fisherman’s cottage stands on the Port du Roy Marina at Aigues Mortes, a lively, historic walled town on the border between the Languedoc and Provence, affording spectacular views over the Camargue. An ideal chill out spot with stunning views from the balcony.Price per week: £815-£1470Sleeps: 4Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: LAM1995
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
Villa L'OlivierBeziers, Carcassonne
Stay at L'Olivier, a spacious Maison de Maitre with heated swimming pool and garden in the centre of Saint-Chinian. The house is fully renovated and offers comfortable and spacious accommodation for up to ten persons. Only a short stroll away from all restaurants, cafes and the market square.Price per week: €1045-€2100Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: VIL2983
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
Charming 19th century farmhouse near foothills of the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean SeaCanet-en-Roussillon
Mountain and beach holiday in one! This wonderful, 19th century renovated farmhouse is set in a small hamlet, with a delightful walled garden surrounded by vines, orchards and fabulous views over the Pyrenees, just 10 minutes from the Mediterranean coast at Canet-en-Roussillon.Price per week: £6540-£8640Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 7Pool: YesRef: LER2838
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
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: £1935-£2660Sleeps: 6Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: VIL2243
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.