Formerly the regions of Languedoc-Roussillon and Midi-Pyrénées.
The former Languedoc-Roussillon extends over 125 miles of coast between the Pyrenees and the mouth of the Rhone. It has plenty to offer, including France's oldest vineyards, precipitous Cathar fortresses, atmospheric old towns and endless beaches. The two provinces that form the region, Languedoc and Roussillon, comprise the departements Lozere, Gard, Herault, Aude and Pyrenees-Orientales. The capital is Montpellier. The most northerly departement, Lozere - otherwise known as Cevennes - is the most sparsely populated part of France. The precipitous fortresses in the Corbiere Mountains, built in the 10th - 11th centuries as part of a belt of defences against Aragon, were then used as havens by the Cathars (Albigensians) in the 13th century. The swampy coastline, sprinkled with numerous lagoons (etangs), originally had few seaside resorts. Not until after 1963 did the transformation of the whole west coast of the Golfe du Lion begin: marshes were drained, beaches opened, old towns like Sete, Agde and Perpignan were expanded and dozens of holiday settlements were built. The oldest and best known, is Grande Motte, opened in 1974 and was followed by many more, such as Port Barcares, Port Leucate, Gruissan, Cap d'Agde and Port Camargue.
Puylaroque, Occitanie | 6 Bedroom Character Property with Cottage | €315,000
This beautifully restored 18th century property is located in Somplessac, a charming hamlet in the commune of Puylaroque in France's Quercy region. The property features 3 UNITS: a main dwelling, a cottage with a covered patio, and a single-room "baker's oven" bungalow, known as a four à pain. A pool with adjacent bar, beautiful flower beds, conifers, a fish pond, are just some of the features of this exquisite habitation.
Le Bousquet-d'Orb, Occitanie | 3 Bedroom Bungalow | €160,000
Due to personal reasons (new family arrivals) we are selling our lovely (retirement) home in the South West of France (Languedoc Roussillon). The house is a bungalow and includes a fairly large open plan living area and kitchen, with fitted cupboards, gas cooker, electric oven, double sink etc, overlooking a luscious green mountain.
Siran, Occitanie | 6 Bedroom Town House | €175,000
Village house in the Minervois near the Canal du Midi between Narbonne and Carcassonne, 190 sqm on 3 levels, ground floor: kitchen, dining room with marble fireplace, living room, workshop, toilet, bathroom, hall, courtyard, shed with boiler fuel and wine cellar. 1st floor: living room, 2 bedrooms, toilet, bathroom, closet. 2nd: mezzanine bedroom, summer kitchen, terrace 20 sqm.