capital Montpellier, stretches from the Rhone to the Spanish border,
and is one of the most popular tourist regions in France. Most of the
population of Languedoc is concentrated on the flat coastal plain and
the low hill country behind it. With the exception of the Aude
corridor, the whole region is bordered inland by medium to high
mountains, including the Pyrenees, the Montagne Noire and the
The coastal strip is famed as the most productive
wine-growing area in France; the hills inland begin as arid
Mediterranean hinterland and rise to well watered uplands, notably the
department of the Lozère (for gites in the
Lozère, see Southern
There are plenty of gites in the Languedoc
including many gites ith English-speaking owners. As a coastal
Mediterranean region, the Languedoc has seen a large influx of
emigrants from northern Europe, including Britons, Dutch and Germans
who have bought up cottages in this region and opened up gites, notably
in villages on the Languedoc plain, in the foothills of the eastern
Pyrenees, and in the rolling hills of the Aude between the
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10 to 12 hours from Calais or Lille under normal driving conditions.
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Area 6b . The South of France
Pyrenees, Languedoc Roussillon & Cevennes
part of Languedoc Roussillon comprises the following French
Aude, 30 Gard, 34 Hérault, 66
here for 12
Aveyron, 48 Lozere, 07 Ardèche
avec site en français
Gite with website in English
Website auf deutsch
Website in nederlands
Gite near Villardonel 11 Detached self catering
gîte with chalet in own grounds sleeping up to 7, peacefully set on the edge of
a Montagne Noire village near Carcassonne
Gites & B&B near Beziers 34 Stunning riverside location, overlooking the Orb
in the heart of Languedoc wine country. Large swimming pool, terraced gardens
Gites near Limoux
Gites between Carcassonne and the Pyrenees, with stunning views over the Aude valley from the south facing vine
near Collioure 66
the beaches, le Chai Catalan is an old winery that has been
renovated with taste and originality. Four guest rooms, private lounge,
garden and pool.
- listed by department
are listed in random order)
Aude - Main
towns & cities: Narbonne, Carcassonne,
Aude and Pyrenees Orientales
Sleeping up to 4. Situated in Montolieu, the Village of Books.
Perfect base for touring the Languedoc's A.O.C.s, Castles and
the hills near
Two gites on a 100 acre
domain beside a hamlet in the hills of rural
Aude, south of Carcassonne. Ideal for families, friends.
gite near Limoux 11 Beautifully restored 3 bedroom gite
nestling in the foothills of the
Pyrenees in the south of France, 50 mins south of Carcassonne.
with heated pool,
nr Carcassonne 11 These
three very clean and spacious gites feel remote but are just
ten minutes from Carcassonne, and offer all the ingredients
- Aude - hilltop gites - 11
La Grangette is a meticulously restored 16th Century farmhouse near
Fanjeaux, with its own garden and pool. Three gites for four people.
Pyrénées Orientales - Eastern
Pyrenees - Main
towns and cities:
minutes from Perpignan.
quiet location in a traditional village near Prades and vith views to
Mount Canigou,, fully renovated
barn gite with original beams, courtyard and roof terrace.
/ B&B in Pyrenean foothills 66 Secluded restored farmhouse with
private pool in 65
acres in the foothills of the Pyrenees available for private rental or
- Main towns and cities: Nimes, Alès,
Gard and Hérault departments
gîte near Nîmes. 30
Stay in a mediaeval village. Friendly B&B and gite , with a
beautiful secluded garden, providing a relaxing holiday
Provencal near Uzes 30
- Ancient Provencal ' Mas' with 2 luxurious gites and heated
pool in 7 acres of lovely grounds by the mediaeval hilltop
village of Lussan near Uzès.
- Bastide in the Gard
- 6 large apartments with swimming pool , Satellite TV
Free Wi-Fi in recently renovated Bastide in a central village location
gite near Alès 30
Between Nimes and the Cévennes, a gite for 20
people in an old
winery. A tastefully renovated old building, with swimming pool,
table-tennis and garden. Nine bedrooms
towns & cities: Montpellier,
- Gites & B&B near Beziers 34 Stunning riverside location, overlooking the Orb
in the heart of Languedoc wine country. Large swimming pool, terraced gardens.
gite near Béziers 34
Gite with pool for 12 people. A traditional old building standing on 4
hectares of land. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms; online booking.
for nature lovers 34 Simple
and rustic, this gite for 4 - 6 people, with pool, is really out in the
wilds. Located in the Mediterranean hill country of the upper
northwest of Béziers, an hour from beaches.
bookings and information
please contact the owners of the property concerned or book
online, as appropriate.