Holiday Villas in Languedoc Roussillon
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:£8635-£8807Sleeps:18Pool:YesRef:CHA2341
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:£2953-£4430Sleeps:12Pool:YesRef:CHA1864
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:12Pool:YesRef:LED2245
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:£2707-£5612Sleeps:14Pool:YesRef:MAN2845
Mediterranean living at its bestBize Minervois
Explore the secret garden behind the green gates, a hidden paradise shaded by a large fig tree. Stay in a comfortable family house for five (3 bedrooms) and enjoy Mediterranean living at its best. Le Figuier offers all modern comforts, as well as river swimming close by. Broadband internet access.Price per week:€340-€495Sleeps:5Pool:NoRef:LEF1007
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:£3169-£4383Sleeps:12Pool:YesRef:LAC2842
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:18Pool:YesRef:BEL2839
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:£2590-£3238Sleeps:6Pool:YesRef:DOM1899
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:£1815-£3690Sleeps:12Pool:YesRef:MIN2248
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:£3029-£7573Sleeps:12Pool:YesRef:DOM2846
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.