Holiday Villas in Languedoc Roussillon
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: £975-£1951Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LEJ2843
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: £1888-£2622Sleeps: 7Bedrooms: 3Pool: YesRef: LAM2841
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
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
Set very close to the village of Belveze-du-Razes, this beautiful villa enjoys far reaching views over surrounding vineyards to the snow-capped Pyrenees. Secluded, yet not isolated, it is only a short drive from the market towns of Limoux & Mirepoix and is the ideal base to explore SW France.Price per week: £1730-£5045Sleeps: 12Bedrooms: 6Pool: YesRef: LOR2246
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
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: £2209-£4218Sleeps: 14Bedrooms: 7Pool: YesRef: MAI2362
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
A spacious modern villa in Cesseras, with garden and swimming pool. Mature garden, Private parking, Sweeping views, Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, Sleeps eight, Ideal for two families Broadband internet access.Price per week: €575-€1850Sleeps: 8Bedrooms: 4Pool: YesRef: LES857
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
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.