Holiday Villas in Languedoc Roussillon
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:6Pool:YesRef:VIL2243
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:4Pool:NoRef:LAR2653
A spacious modern villa in Cesseras, with garden and heated swimming pool. Mature garden, Private parking, Sweeping views, Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, Sleeps eight, Ideal for two families Broadband internet access. Optional heating for pool for May, June, September, October.Price per week:€575-€1850Sleeps:8Pool:YesRef:LES857
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:8Pool:YesRef:LEC1988
This is much more than just a luxury villa in the Languedoc. The property is made up of two magnificent homes; a beautifully restored ancient stone farmhouse and a restored Maison de Maître. There is also a rustic deluxe cabin in the woods plus a fabulous treehouse between the oak trees.Price per week:£6232-£7479Sleeps:13Pool:YesRef:LED2848
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-£2680Sleeps:8Pool:YesRef:MAI2028
This is a beautiful Maison de Maître originally built in the 1830s by a wealthy wine and brandy producer, as a symbol of his affluence during this opulent era. It is now lovingly restored and decorated by its owner, who has turned it into a large, modern home with plenty of original character.Price per week:£2742-£5684Sleeps:14Pool:YesRef:MAN2845
With 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 6 people, a large garden and private pool, this property is ideal for a family holiday. Surrounded by some of the best wines in the word, wine lovers will love the area.Price per week:£2624-£3280Sleeps:6Pool:YesRef:DOM1899
For those of you that have visited the tropical island of Bali, Indonesia, this stunning chateau will seem quite familiar! This is a superb castle for rent that has been tastefully decorated throughout.Price per week:£2991-£4487Sleeps:12Pool:YesRef:CHA1864
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:£1930-£2680Sleeps:7Pool:YesRef:LAM2841
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.