Languedoc-Roussillon

Fantastic themed retreats in France

Fantastic themed retreats in France

Discover a stunning retreat in a centuries old farm-hamlet. A secret spot and special hide away in the gorgeous Tarn-et-Garronne department in southwest France – it’s the perfect place to relax and re-energise… The Happy Hamlet rustic retreat “It’s a place to love what you do and do what you love” says Suska Karjalainen who […]

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Saint-guilhem-le-Desert, Languedoc-Roussillon

Written by on October 17, 2016 in Languedoc-Roussillon
Saint-guilhem-le-Desert, Languedoc-Roussillon

Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert is officially classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France, located in the Herault Valley, Languedoc-Roussillon, southern France. The Hérault Valley is home to a Mediterranean landscape as well as a renowned wine region sprinkled with olive groves. It is a place of deep Gorges and picturesque villages with a great cultural […]

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Carcassonne, Limoux and beyond in Languedoc Roussillon

Written by on October 12, 2016 in Languedoc-Roussillon
Carcassonne, Limoux and beyond in Languedoc Roussillon

It has been 30 years since I last visited Carcarssonne, a magnificently preserved medieval hilltop town in the Languedoc region of SW France. Then, as a student I ate Cassoulet and drank Corbiere wine with my French host inside the ramparts. This time I arrived straight from Limoux having made a tour of a Blanquette […]

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Lovely holiday home to rent near Beziers

Lovely holiday home to rent near Beziers

In the shadow of the medieval Chateau de Murviel, la Maison Murviel basks in the sunshine of the Languedoc-Roussillon area of France, known to the locals as the real south of France. The 300 years old Maison Murviel was built directly below the Chateau in the mid 1700s though the town of Murviel-les-Beziers in which […]

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Charismatic Wineries of Saint-Chinian Languedoc-Roussillon

Written by on July 11, 2016 in Languedoc-Roussillon, Wine and Drinks
Charismatic Wineries of Saint-Chinian Languedoc-Roussillon

Nestled in the very heart of the sumptuously compelling region of Languedoc-Roussillon is the up and coming wine appellation of Saint-Chinian (AOC Saint-Chinian). Spread across some 3,300 hectares and home to 450 wine producers including 110 wineries and 8 cooperatives, there are rich pickings here for the wine connoisseur with an abundance of different grapes, […]

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Wines of the Heavens and Hilltops in Saint-Chinian

Written by on June 10, 2016 in Languedoc-Roussillon
Wines of the Heavens and Hilltops in Saint-Chinian

Head south of the village of Saint Chinian in Languedoc-Rousillon and you’ll find Château Pech-Ménel. (which loosely translates as Chateau of the heavens and hilltops) just outside the village of Quarante. Refined and elegant wines are produced here which really do seem to reflect the personality of the two sisters at the helm, who are descended from […]

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The Canal du Midi Languedoc Roussillon

Written by on May 15, 2016 in Languedoc-Roussillon
The Canal du Midi Languedoc Roussillon

The Canal du Midi cuts through the south of the Saint-Chinian region in Languedoc Roussillon and for many of course represents an iconic image of the south of France. It’s a great place to slow the pace down a little and you can hire a boat for as little as 2 hours, or for a […]

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Visit To Saint-Chinian Languedoc-Roussillon

Written by on May 3, 2016 in Languedoc-Roussillon
Visit To Saint-Chinian Languedoc-Roussillon

Three ways to discover the wine and wonders of Saint-Chinian, Languedoc-Rousillon… If you’ve ever spent time in the Languedoc then you’ll know that it has a habit of surreptitiously slipping into your soul. Is it the mile upon mile of fragrant, rocky hills wrapped in vineyards? Is it the passionate people who seem to have […]

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Roquebrun Languedoc Roussillon France

Written by on April 28, 2016 in Languedoc-Roussillon
Roquebrun Languedoc Roussillon France

Rocquebrun is a lovely village in the Saint-Chinian area of Languedoc-Roussillon. It has been granted its own local appellation status and as you approach the village from the south you’ll see it clinging to the hill side, with its feet cooling off in the River Orb. If you can visit in September you’ll find the […]

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Artist Captures Changing Face Of Canal Du Midi

Written by on March 17, 2016 in Languedoc-Roussillon
Artist Captures Changing Face Of Canal Du Midi

2016 marks the 350th anniversary of the start of a project to create the “Canal du Midi” which is now a world heritage site, as well as one of France’s most important inland waterways.  In 1666, after 30 years of planning, work began to join the Atlantic ocean to the Mediterranean sea via the Canal. […]

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