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Property in Languedoc

Languedoc-Roussillon is the sunniest region in France with 300 days of sun per year. Situated immediately north of the Spanish border on the Mediterranean Coast, the region offers clean sandy beaches and a slower pace than the neighbouring areas of Provence and the French Riviera. Moreover, distinctive farmhouses and villas abound. Property prices are also significantly below it’s neighbours enabling real ‘value for money’.

Buying property in Languedoc-Roussillon also provides an opportunity for rental income – it is 3rd overall for French tourism attracting over 4 million visitors from abroad per year. Explore its variety of regions including Aude, Garde, Herault, Lozere and Pyrenees-Orientales. Don't miss the more than 180 kilometres of beaches, 20+ marinas, 10 ski resorts and over 250 officially listed wine cellars.

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Languedoc-Roussillon comprises 4 departments - Aude, Gard, Herault, Lozere & Pyrenees-Orientales. The capital is Montpellier.

  • Aude is a tranquil hinterland, popular for sailing. It also possesses beaches with fine sand ideal for family holidays.
  • Gard is dominated by its capital of Nimes, the city with the highest recorded temperature in France. Nimes is over 2,000 years old and accordingly provides a Roman atmosphere and feel.
  • Herault is the leading department for tourism in the region with a wide variety of landscapes including mountain villages, flat plains, vineyards, and a coastline largely untouched. The regions architecture is strongly drawn from the 17th century.
  • Lozere is a walkers paradise. Dominated by the heights of Mont Lozere and the Cevennes hills, it offers magnificent Gorges amidst a rich variety of natural landscapes. Lozere is a sparsely populated department with under 100,000 inhabitants.
  • Pyrenees-Orientales provides a wide cross-section of activities. Skiing is available in the Pyrenees alongside horse-riding or hiking. The Pyrenees gentle slopes are the perfect place to enjoy ski mountaineering and cross-country skiing for the first time.

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Languedoc-Roussillon is typically Mediterranean - hot dry summers, rain in winter with moderate springs and autumns. It is the hottest region in France, with summer temperatures frequently over 80 °F (30 °C +).

HOW TO GET THERE

The best way to travel to Languedoc-Roussillon is by air to Montpellier or Perpignan airports. Flights can be found from over 20 UK airports. In addition, discount airline Ryanair flies from London Stansted to Montpellier and Perpignan or from London Stansted and Luton to Nimes.

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