Holiday Villas in Languedoc Roussillon
Newly restored town villa, situated 800 metres from the town and beaches of Collioure. Is a wonderful family property at the foot of the Alberes mountains just a few miles from the Spanish border, with a 9m x 4m salt water pool.Price per week: £2390-£4565Sleeps: 10Bedrooms: 5Pool: YesRef: VIL2837
Just a five-minute walk from the village of Vauvert in southern Provence, this villa with pool would make an ideal base to explore Camargue's unique natural heritage, its magnificent wildlife and striking landscape criss-crossed by a system of canals with forests, extensive wetland and sand dunes.Price per week: £2290-£3215Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LEC1988
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
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: £2687-£4031Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: MAS2847
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: £791-£1978Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LEJ2843
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
A surprising location with parkland and pool, surrounded by the estate's own endless vinesMontagnac
Imagine arriving at your own working vineyard, then entering a Maison de Maître with a surprising Art Deco wing, two hectares of private parkland dotted with lavender, pine and centennial trees, a swimming pool to die for, and all surrounded by the estate's own endless vines.Price per week: £3043-£8116Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: DOM2846
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: €1300-€1800Sleeps: 5Bedrooms: 2Pool: YesRef: MAS2984
This graceful, Disney-style chateau was built in 1575 and has three stunningly beautiful towers with impressive turrets. The Chateau is set in a lovely 5 acre park in the Cevennes mountains, and enjoys the river Luech flowing lazily along its boundaries.Price per week: £8716-£8890Sleeps: 18Bedrooms: 11Pool: YesRef: CHA2341
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
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.