The Pont-du-Gard, near Nimes
How to sum up in a few phrases the vast charm of this region? Because Languedoc-Roussillon offers just about everything that one could wish for. Sea, mountains, blue sky, a variety of landscapes, abundant vine growing areas and a good road network are just some of the many assets of the region. Property in Languedoc represent a good investment because between holiday makers and students there is always a demand for rental properties. Houses for sale in Languedoc-Roussillon are all as varied as the landscapes: farms, farmhouses, traditional houses... And what about its historical past? The houses in Carcassonne, Aigues-Mortes, or Pont du Gard are there to bear witness.
The city of Carcassonne and the chateaux of Cathar Country bear witness to the historic wealth of Aude. A department which is mostly dedicated to farming or winemaking to the east, Aude offers landscapes which vary according to the region: lagoon and ponds, a paradise for pink flamingos, with brush and srubland, then forests of oak and beech. As far as property goes, Aude is the second most affordable department in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. Water sports enthusiasts will be tempted to buy an apartment in Leucate. Others, maybe, by a house in Quillan, a very beautiful town at the heart of Cathar Country. Wouldn't it be a dream to glimpse, from on of one's windows, the extraordinary silhouette of Carcassonne?
Carcassonne Citadel, Carcassonne, Aude
Between the Cevennes and the Mediterranean, Hérault is a diversified department where everyone can find something they like. Dynamic due to its airports, high-speed train stations and motorways, Hérault is nevertheless a destination where good food and wine, along with a sunny climate, guarantee a quality lifestyle and a relaxed rhythm. If property in certain areas of Hérault seem expensive, it is always possible to live on the outskirts of a town, or buy a house or apartment to renovate in a village or hamlet. Buying a property in Montpellier or Agde can also be a great investment because it is easy to rent to students of tourists. For theatre lovers, Pézenas, Molière's favorite town, is a required visit!
The town of Pézenas, France
It is hard to sum up Gard in just a few words! A major stop-off for travelers for over 2,000 years, Gard is largely open to the departments that surround it, thanks to an excellent road network. A wide variety of activities, peace and quiet, a quality lifestyle, sun and varied landscapes make this a great place to be! There is a wide choice of property in the Gard and prices vary according to the area, the most expensive being around Uzès, 'City of Art and History'. But what would you say to a charming village house on the outskirts of Anduze, doorway to the Cevennes? To buy an apartment, Nîmes, with its historic monuments, is a very good address. In short, this a dynamic department where a good lifestyle is possible in the southern sun.
Square of La Maison Carré in Nîmes, France
Sea, mountain, exceptional amounts of sun and splendid landscapes with the summit of Canigou in the background, make Pyrénées-Orientales a very pleasant place to live. Pyrénées-Orientales also seduced in this way, a good number of the greatest painters of the last century, like Picasso, Chagall and Matisse, among others. If property in the Pyrénées-Orientales is not the least expensive in France, one can still find some good buys. Depending on your desires and your budget, you could be tempted by the purchase of a house at the foot of Canigou, a villa around Collioure, or an apartment in the old streets of Perpignan.
The village of Collioure on the Côte Vermeille, France
The Tarn Gorges, the Aubrac Plateau and the Cévennes make Lozère a paradise for nature lovers. Fishing, skiing or hiking are all on the program. It is the ideal spot for active holidays or a peaceful retirement. Property in Lozère is the least expensive in Languedoc-Roussillon. So, are you going to be tempted by a farm house to renovate, a village house or an old mill? Have a look around Chanac, or maybe Sainte-Enimie on the slopes of the Tarn Gorges, or again La Fage, the astonishing, protected site of Mont-Lozère. In the evening, when a plat of wild trout appears on your table, with a glass of wine and chestnut preserve, you will know that you have really found your paradise!
The bell-tower of Tourmente de la Fage, Lozère