French Holiday Villas and cottages in Hérault, Languedoc – Rent-in-France 

Search the Rent-in-France property directory for Self Catering French Holiday Villas and Cottages in Herault, France. Created during the French revolution back on March 4th 1790, the Herault department is one of the original 83 departments in France. Made up from part of the former province of Languedoc, Herault is located in the south of France and named after the Herault river. Herault is part of the Langduedoc-Roussillon region and is surrounded by the following neighbouring departments of Tarn, Gard, Aude and Aveyron. The southern coast of Herault borders the Mediterranean Sea therefore many lovely sunny beaches can be found in the south of the department. The centre of the Herault is made up of mainly rural and agricultural land and the beautiful Cevennes mountains lie in the north. Bordering the Mediterranean, there is a splendid 60 miles of coastline on offer which stretches from the region Camarque to Canal du midi. The departments attractive beaches and resorts make the Herault a hotspot for tourists from all over Europe!


Places to visit in the Hérault, France 

With approximately 90,000 people the Hérault covers around 6000 square kilometres with most of the people here occupying the towns of Sete, Beziers and Montpellier. A Herault holiday rental Property will offer holidaymakers the chance to visit castles, monasteries, the Mediterranean sea, wild open landscapes and a number of vineyards that can be found in this sunny, south corner of France. 

Béziers  A friendly vibrant town with plenty of character and personality. It is Famous for its rugby, bullfighting and local wines from some of the vineyards that surround the area. During you self catering holiday in the Hérault, a visit to Béziers is a must if you are a big fan of the French local markets. This is the ideal town to purchase those gifts to take back home, or as souveniers for yourselves. There are a large selection of cafes, bars and restaurants in the heart of the town. 

Montpellier Capital of the region Languedoc Roussillon, some may say that Montpellier is most probably one of, if not the liveliest city in the south of France. Its energetic atmosphere is most probably due to the large university which means that almost a quarter of the population in the city are under the age of twenty five. The Place de la Comedie is the place to be in Montpellier, a large egg shaped place which is loaded with lively cafes and restaurants and plenty of buzzing bars that offer outdoor seating to enjoy that afternoon sunshine or the warm summer evenings. A fantastic lively city that is a must if your looking for a night out on the town when renting holiday accommodation in Hérault.

Sete Known for enjoying sunshine on approximately 300 days of the year, Sete is the ideal base to explore the entire region. Renowned for its famous nautical centre, Sete is home to the sailing version of the Tour de France. There are local festivals regularly throughout the year with its two most important being the Festival of St Pierre and the Festival of St Louis which are held during the summer months.

Agde Built next to the Mont Saint Loup (an extinct volcano) and situated between the town of Béziers and Sete, this beautiful town is a great choice to spend time when taking an Herault self catering Villa. Sunbathers will be in paradise due to its warm climate. There are also plenty of restaurants where you can enjoy the local specialities including most probably the freshest fish you are ever likely to taste.

Clermont L'Herault - located in the heart of the wine country, the quiet market town of Clermont L'Herault is set in a gorgeous environment with its flowing countryside and wonderful olive groves. The town is only a 30 minute drive from the lively town of Montpellier. There are a number of shops in the area to keep the shoppers busy, together with a numerous bars and restaurants that come alive in the evenings and serve great local dishes. Be sure to pay a visit to the theatre, dance or music shows that happen regularly throughout the town.

The climate in the Hérault is very similar to the rest of northern Europe, and like the UK, it sees each of the four seasons. The summer months of June, July and August are often hot with plenty of sunshine and temperatures rising between an impressive 37° C and 40° C. The average daytime temperate is around 30° in the summer months and 10° C in the winter months of December and January. 

Getting to Hérault is very straight forward with two airports in the area. Although the smaller airport of Béziers receives most of its flights from Paris, RyanAir does fly to Béziers 3 times a week from Bristol. The main airport in Montpellier has regular flights to and from the UK with a number of cheap flights with RyanAir, GB Airways and British Airways available. There is also a fast TGV train service available that runs through Montpellier.

Overall the Hérault offers something for everybody, whether you are looking for a small traditional stone village house or a modern villa with a swimming pool and beautifully landscaped gardens, we are confident that staying in Rent-in-France Hérault holiday rental homes, France will leave you feeling satisfied.  Property in the Hérault has become a favourite of those looking to visit this particular region of France due to its superb beaches and great communications links to the UK and the rest of France.