Rent in France - Self Catering Languedoc Roussillon holiday villas and houses 

Languedoc Self Ctaering Holiday Rental Villas and CottagesThere's a great choice of self catering holiday homes to rent in Languedoc Roussillon on Rent in France with many self catering rental villas, cottages, gites and houses in the most popular destinations of the region including Montpelier and Carcassonne. The regional capital of the Languedoc is the city of Montpelier.

Languedoc borders the other French regions of Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, Rhone-Alpes, Auvergne, Midi-Pyrenees on the one side, and Spain, Andorra and the Mediterranean sea on the other side. This central region of the South of France comprises five departments, four of these are Mediterranean coastal departments: the Gard, the Herault , the Aude and the Pyrenees Orientales. The fifth, Lozere, is rather different and forms the southern bastion of the Massif Central.

It is a region full of historic towns, landscapes of natural beauty, and some of the best food and drink you will find in France, Languedoc-Roussillon is a delightful region in a wonderful setting located in the southwest of France. This wonderful region of France is a great place to take a Languedoc Self Catering holiday Rental Villa as there is a vast amount of activities to keep anyone occupied during their stay. The large number of fantastic beaches and resorts located along the coast offer a variety of different water sports. There is a selection of good golf courses throughout the region, both 9 and 18 hole, that are accessible to all levels and some of which are of competition standard.

Stay in a Languedoc-Roussillon villa rental and just relax or decide to shape up at one of the many health spas available, all of which offer a variety of treatments. The summer months see the Pyrenees become a tourist hotspot for climbing fanatics - experienced guides are on hand to accompany you if required.

The winter season see the Pyrenees transform into a skiers paradise offering some fantastic skiing and some excellent cross country ski routes. Stay in a self catering holiday gite in the beautiful Languedoc Region

The food in Languedoc-Roussillon is fantastic and influenced by some really strong Mediterranean flavours. They are not afraid of adding large amounts of herbs, garlic and olive oil but don’t let this put you off before you have had the chance to try some of the magnificent dishes.

Some of the delights include barbecued lamb which is grazed with wild thyme and cooked over a vine wood fire and beef stew or rich game which is traditionally cooked for many hours.

Enjoy some tasty  seafood along the coast mixed with ingredients such as oranges, chestnuts, fresh vegetables and wild mushrooms that grow in abundance throughout the region. For wine lovers, the region’s reputation for producing fine wines is growing and some of the vineyards are worth exploring on your travels.


Places to visit and enjoy during your Languedoc-Roussillon holiday rental:

Montepellier - The capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region, as well as the Herault department. This interesting city has been erected on two separate hills, Montpellier and Montpellieret, 10km inland from the coast. The streets are narrow and intimate. It is also home to a fine university which means the city is lively and has a large amount of younger habitants.

Holiday Villas to rent in the Langueodc Region - Rent-in-France holiday directoryCollioure - a coastal town in the Pyrenees-Orientales, famous for it's three-day celebration in August.

La Lozere - the least populated French department, covering the northernmost part of the Languedoc region. For tourists, Lozere is good for activities such as caving, skiing and kayaking.

Sete - Known as the Venice of Languedoc, Sete is situated along the coast Sete is the largest Mediterranean fishing port. There are many excellent fish restaurants that can be found here and are highly recommended. July and August see the water jousting festivals come to town. 

Perpignan - This town was once known as the capital of the kingdom of Majorca. Boasting a very Spanish feel to it which can be seen in the ambience and architecture of the town. Perpignan has magnificently managed to preserve much of its Spanish heritage. Enjoy some of the best food and wine in the whole of the Languedoc region.

Narbonne  - It’s busy centre for the wine trade will offer you some fantastic shopping. Founded many years ago by the Romans Narbonne is home to The Cathedral of St-Just, this cathedral can compete with some of the best in northern France today and has a number of beautiful tapestries to admire. The Benedictine abbey of Fontfroide is located in a wild valley approximately 15km from the town. 

Beziers - A town that came alive back in the 17th century when the Canal du Midi was built. Home to a well known Roman Arena offering bullfighting during the feria. The Town also boasts a fine arts museum where you will be able to admire works by a number of Flemish and German artists such as Holbein. Collioure Holiday Property - Languedoc Holiday Rental Homes on Rent-in-France

Languedoc-Roussillon is a region in France that is known for its dry and warm climate throughout the year. It is a very popular holiday destination due to its mild winters and really hot summer months.  With the Mediterranean Sea lining its southern coast, the region soaks in all of the warmth and sweetness all year round and is one of the resons why visitors flock to stay in Languedoc Holiday Rental Homes. The summer months see the average temperature hit 24 degrees and during the winter a mild 8 degrees. 

The region has very good flight connections. The neighbouring region of Midi Pyrenees has Toulouse International Airport which receives daily flights from a number of European countries as well as many parts of the UK.

Airports such as Nimes, Perpignan, Carcassonne and Montpellier are also well served by flights from the UK and around Europe. By train there is a good TGV service that runs direct from Paris and serves a number of  cities in the region, these include Nimes, Montpellier, and Perpignan. During the summer months there is also a service that runs from London to Avignon.

Overall, the Languedoc-Roussillon is possibly one of the most fascinating areas in Europe, a region that boasts an exceptional climate with 2500 Hours of sunshine each year accommpanied with magnificent coastlines and an unusually rich wildlife. A self catering Languedoc Holiday Villa will offer something for everyone.