The Languedoc-Roussillon is currently the most widely searched for region for holiday accommodation, house hunters and people requiring long term lets in France alike. 60% 65% of visitors to French Rental Property specialist’s website, Lets Rent Property In France, arrive – via the top search engines – having typed in searches for the Languedoc.
The Languedoc is bounded by the Auvergne, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, the Mediterranean sea, Spain and the Midi-Pyrénées with Provence being the second most sought after holiday destination at the moment.
The Cévennes Mountains cover much of the old province, reaching their highest point in the north-east. The southern part is a low coastal plain along the Mediterranean Sea, where the Languedoc region enjoys a Mediterranean climate.
Throughout the original Roussillon area, Catalan is widely spoken and French, the official language, is spoken with a heavy Catalan accent.
Regional cuisine relies heavily on olive oil and garlic and the warm winters and hot, dry summers produce vast quantities of great value, superb quality wine. Next time you see a bottle of wine with Vin de Pays d’Oc on the label, you’ll know it came from the Languedoc.
Béziers is the centre for the wine trade in the Hérault department.
Welcome to the Languedoc.
About the author:
Steve Ellis is the founder and designer (not to mention sole (and very busy) member of staff) of the rapidly growing website for property rentals in France, www.letsrentpropertyinfrance.com In his spare time he enjoys playing the drums, cooking and entertaining and is wondering why he is writing about himself in the third person.