Languedoc Rousillion, it is so beautiful an area with such an amazing history there is just so much to do here. You'll find some of the very best beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, canals, mountains and gorges to explore. The Languedoc-Roussillon region is sometimes referred to as the Other South of France, thanks to its largely unspoilt countryside, traditional wine-making villages and slower, Mediterranean pace of life than that of the Côte d'Azur. The Languedoc still feels very traditionally French, with villages that aren't emptied in winter, good food and wine that doesn't cost the earth, and countryside that is just beautiful. Here, you'll find unspoilt landscapes of vines, rocky hillsides and that stunning backdrop of snow-capped mountains from the Pyrenees. We find here world heritage UNESCO listed sites like the Canal du Midi a 360-km network of navigable waterways linking the Mediterranean and the Atlantic passing through locks, aqueducts, bridges, tunnels, etc.) The Canal du Midi is one of the most remarkable feats of civil engineering in modern times. Built between 1667 and 1694. The care that its creator, Pierre-Paul Riquet, took in the design and the way it blends with its surroundings which turned a technical achievement into a work of art. No matter where you are in the Aude you're never very far from the Canal du Midi Most of the villages here are very much working villages, usually dominated by wine-making. You can drive through any small town, village or hamlet, and you will find the imposing 1950's 'cave cooperative' on the edge of town, and you will probably even get held up by some vigneron on his tractor. Lots of villages here have social activities, concerts or other events going on throughout the year and much more during the summer months, the larger villages still have their bakeries with inexpensive and delicious breads, and cafe restaurants that have usually have a nice sunny terrace to take in that relaxing afternoon beverage. The Roman and Medieval Ages are both key periods in the history of the Languedoc Rousillon, the Cathar Country, castles and Abbeys are forming a unique heritage ensemble for visitors.
Australian born and travelled alot about in Europe as we do. Lived and worked in London for many years in the 90's however I decided France was the country I wanted to live in. I firstly moved to the Cote d'Azur in Antibes where I lived for 12 years, the busy lifestyle there was not for me, but led me to the Languedoc Rousillion ( the other south of France), which has a much more relaxed enjoyable lifestyle. I live by the Canal du Midi and just love watching the boats go by my house and having a glass of wine on a hot summers evening in the canal side restaurants nearby. There is always plenty to do and discover in this magnificent region full of diversity and richness. I dont need to convince anyone that this is a great place to purchase property as the beauty, character and rich history of the region sells itself and I really am enjoying helping people to realise their own dreams of moving here to this fantastic area.View Languedoc-Roussillon Information Homepage
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Region: Languedoc Roussillon
12 M2 Outside place
Region: Languedoc Roussillon
Near: PEYRIAC MINERVOIS
400 M2 land