The house is in the heart of the village of Roujan in Hérault, with all the amenities on the doorstep: supermarket, delicatessen, pharmacy, restaurants, bars (one with live music at least once a week) and cafes as well as a tourist office.
There are free tennis courts next to the house so bring your racquets!
It is in easy distance (5-10 mins) of the historic medieval town of Pezenas, home to Moliere.
Tourist office on doorstep
25 minutes to beaches
Many vineyards for wine tasting within 5 minutes access
Many wine festivals locally during summer months
Charming village with all amenities with a mqrket on Wednesday mornings, 7km to the breathtaking Salagou lake surrounded red hills.
Beziers (20 mins away)
Beziers has attractive tree-lined boulevards and was the birthplace of Paul Riquet, creator of the Canal du Midi. Indeed, the Canal du Midi flows from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean across the Languedoc with some particularly attractive stretches around Narbonne at Paraza, Roubia and Ventenac.
Pezenas (10 mins away)
The historic town of Pézenas was the home of Molière and is now a UNESCO world heritage site. This beautiful town is steeped in history and culture, and lies at the heart of the Coteaux du Languedoc wine growing region.
Montpellier (50 mins away)
Montpellier, one of the oldest university towns in France which has a very beautiful old quarter and a striking modern area designed by the Catalan architect Bofill. Further west again is the Bassin de Thau, one of France's foremost oyster and mussel producing regions, dominated by the Mont St. Clair on the other side of which is Sète, that vibrant and colourful port renowned for its summer jousting on the canals.
Carcassonne (90 mins away)
The splendid citadel of Carcassonne needs little introduction but few realise it was besieged during the Albigensian crusades as was the picturesque village of Minerve. Other reminders of this era are the ruined castles of the Cathars that are striking witnesses to their tragic history such as Puilaurens, Quéribus and Peyrepertuse.
Coastal Resorts & Beaches (all 30-40 minutes away)
Take time out to visit the ancient Greek city of Cap d'Age, now France's top seaside resort, with great sandy beaches and round-the-clock entertainment. Where fresh water and salt water come together, where the Canal du Midi and the Herault River meet the sea, Le Cap d'Agde, La Cité d'Agde, Le Grau d' Agde and La Tamarissière combine the Mediterranean Sea and holiday fun.
14 km of sandy beaches, 2,500 years of history and heritage, an environment full of natural areas for visits (Canal du Midi, Le Bagnas Nature Reserve, the Undersea Trail), events and a multitude of leisure activities for the entire family: golf, tennis, thalassotherapy, water activities at the marina and nautical centre, Aqualand Park, amusement park for the children, museums, the Casino, Ile des Loisirs ("Leisure Island"), discotheques and restaurants where the chefs prepare enticing dishes with local products of the land and sea.
Valras Plage,Vias Plage,Portiragnes and Serignan are other family sea resorts.
This extremely pretty village beside the river Orb is known as 'little Nice', and has a Mediterranean garden planted with 400 species. Here there are opportunities for walking, hiking, rock climbing and canoeing. The high mountainous area between Hérault and Aude is a country of wild natural beauty. Limestone plateaux, covered in scrub, are sliced through by deep canyons, splashed with red ochre on lake shores, pitted with caves and natural craters, and strewn with historic sites - from industrial relics to religious monuments and ancient citadels.
Sète, "The Little Venice of Languedoc"
Between the Mediterranean Sea and the Etang de Thau, separated from Cap d'Agde by twelve kilometres of sandy beaches, Sète is an authentic and colourful authentic fishing port crossed by canals.
Bourride, stuffed squid and mussels, cuttlefish with rouille sauce, tielles, oysters and other seafood platters are all culinary specialities full of the traditions of the town, its fishermen and the surrounding vineyards. During the summer Sète, hosts a famous jousting festival with knights doing battle on the canal.