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Corbieres Property Guide

The Corbieres area south-east of Carcassonne provides an ideal location for those looking for proximity to the airport whilst getting away from modern life in its beautiful hills, valleys and mountains covered in garrigues, vines, and forests. The Corbieres is a wonderful area for anyone looking for easy access to outdoor activities, or for a slower, more peaceful pace of life.

Blanquette de Limoux Sparking Wine

A visit to the region would not be complete without a taste of this sparkling gem – a dry, creamy-textured, full-bodied wine with fruity aromas, a clean taste and a long full finish. Find out more about the legend behind the wine and where to find it.
“Blanquette de Limoux”

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Lodeve Property Report

Property hunters who haven’t yet discovered the charms of Lodeve will be pleasantly surprised by this elegant market-town located in the north-west corner of the Herault department in Languedoc-Roussillon, surrounded by green hills, woods, vineyards and picturesque villages.
“Lodeve Property Guide”

Blanquette de Limoux Sparkling Wine

A visit to the region would not be complete without a taste of this sparkling gem – a dry, creamy-textured, full-bodied wine with fruity aromas, a clean taste and a long full finish. Find out more about the legend behind the wine and where to find it.
“Blanquette de Limoux”

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Tech Valley vs Tet Valley

Property expert Louise Sayers offers this comprehensive comparison of the Tech and Tet Valleys. Both are popular areas with home hunters who are drawn to the different attributes of each valley.

Christmas Markets in the Languedoc Roussillon

Christmas in the southern Languedoc Roussillon is full of tradition, magic and fun. This year, big events combined with Christmas Markets have been organised in the major cities of Carcassonne, Narbonne and Perpignan to delight children and adults alike, and smaller markets will be held across the region making it easy to get all your Christmas shopping done!
“Local Christmas Markets”

Byrrh – the Famous Languedoc Roussillon Aperitif

Drive around the villages of the Languedoc Roussillon and you’re bound to see the very strange word ”Byrrh” painted onto the sides of buildings in fading lettering. FrenchEntrée went to discover the origins of the historic Byrrh apertif, one of the most iconic products of the Languedoc Roussillon!
“The Famous Apertif”

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How to remember French vocabulary

Learning French can be a daunting process, whether at the outset or whether you have been learning for years, and one major challenge is acquiring the vocabulary and increasing your vocabulary. Here are some excellent tips to help you to retain what you have learnt.

Getting Married in Languedoc-Roussillon

Find out more about the laws and regulations to fulfill if you want your legal wedding ceremony to take place in France, as well as the types of wedding ceremonies that are possible and links to useful information to help you plan your special day.

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Perpignan Property Update

Image not found. Property agent, Louise Sayers, explains why more and more of her clients are looking to buy property in this southern French city offering excellent investment potential, easy transport links to the UK and Spain and just 15 minutes from golden sandy beaches. “Property Update”

Enjoy Olive Oil produced from your own Garden

“Languedoc olive oil”If you live in the Languedoc, you may possess one or more olive trees, and you could come away from a private olive mill or a cooperative with a litre of your own olive oil for 7-8 kg of olives. Find out when to pick and where to take your olives …

Tarte Aux Pommes Recipe from the Languedoc

The reinette apple is an apple grown widely in the Languedoc Cévennes and is ripe at the beginning of winter. It is good for eating fresh as well for cooking. If you ask anyone who lives in the Languedoc how to make an apple tart, you will get many different versions, this is one we like.
“Tarte aux Pommes”

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Castelnaudary and Lauragais Property Guide

The Lauragais encompasses the west of the Aude department of the Languedoc-Roussillon, west of Carcassonne, and extends into the eastern corner of the Midi-Pyrenees region south of Toulouse. Great transport links and rural charm make this a popular spot for home buyers.

New Build in the Aude & Pyrenees Orientales

New Build in the Aude and Pyrénées-Orientales

Foreign buyers are beginning to discover that not only can new build properties be much cheaper than a renovation project, with the advantage of a house at the end of it that exactly meets your requirements, they can also ooze character and style.

Banyuls, Maury & Rivesaltes

A visit to the southern Languedoc department, Pyrenees Orientales (also known as Roussillon), could not be complete without tasting one of the exquisite sweet wines the department is famous for. Once you’ve tasted a Banyuls or a Maury it’s easy to get hooked, so here is a little guide to which wine works with which food!
“Sweet Wines of the Roussillon”

Markets in the Pyrenees Orientales

To find out where to get your succulent asparagus, juicy cherries, spicy charcuterie, smelly cheeses, household linens, aromatic honey or hand-made jewellery consult our list of the main local morning markets in the Pyrenees Orientales.
“Markets in the Pyrenees Orientales”

What to Eat with your Banyuls, Maury or Rivesaltes

A visit to the Pyrenees Orientales (also known as Roussillon) could not be complete without tasting one of the exquisite sweet wines (vins doux naurels) the department is famous for. Once you’ve tasted a Banyuls or a Maury it’s easy to get hooked, so here is a little guide to which wine works with which food – Santé!
“Sweet Wines of the Roussillon”

An Introduction to the AOC Wines of the Aude

A look at the main characteristics of the AOC wines of the Aude – a department of the Languedoc-Roussillon that is not very well known, and yet one that produces an enormous amount of its wine. With well over a third of its land devoted to vine growing there are a myriad different types of wine to discover…
“AOC wines of the Aude”

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Coastal Property in Languedoc-Roussillon

The Languedoc-Roussillon coastline has always been a popular holiday destination amongst the French and we predict that more people who used to look to take long-haul summer vacations will start to look closer to home for their holidays in the years to come, so now might be a good time to invest in your perfect home by the sea. “Coastal Property”

The only Cassoulet recipe you’ll ever need?

The recipe for a perfect Audois cassoulet is a subject of much debate – some of it bordering on the fanatical! Gemma Driver takes her life in her hands by asking what all the fuss is about, and gives you her definitive recipe …
“Cassoulet Recipe”

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Property in the Ceze Valley

Within an hour from the beautiful Roman city of Nimes and the picturesque town of Uzes, lies a seemingly untouched beauty spot nestled between the Gardon and the Ardeche rivers: the valley of the Ceze river, an area which straddles Provence and Languedoc and retains much of the Provencal culture and regional specialities. This is the land of lavender, olives and Cotes du Rhone wine trails. “Ceze Property Guide”

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Don’t say this in France! Language faux pas

In French even the most subtle of grammatical or pronunciation errors can cause amusement, consternation or embarrassment. Here are some to watch out for – drawn from the personal experiences of those who learnt the hard way!

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Alberes and Cote Vermeille Property

The Cote Vermeille and the Alberes have long been two of the most popular areas for property buyers looking for a viable alternative to the Cote d‘Azur. Part of the region known as French Catalonia, its buildings reverberate with Catalan history and traditions.

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Pyrenees Orientales Property

Learn more about Perpignan and its surrounds, the Côte Sablonneuse, the Montagne region, Côte Vermeille to Vallespir, and Aspres to Fenouillèdes – beautiful places to own property in the Pyrenees Orientales.
“Guide to the Pyrenees Orientales”

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Aude Property

An introduction to the different areas to look for your ideal property in the Aude: Narbonne and its surrounds, the Littoral Audois, the Corbieres and Minervois, Carcassonne and its surrounds, the Lauragais and Haute Vallée.
“Guide to the Aude”

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Pyrenees Orientales Property

Learn more about Perpignan and its surrounds, the Cote Sablonneuse, the Montagne region, Cote Vermeille to Vallespir, and Aspres to Fenouilledes – beautiful places to own property in the Pyrenees Orientales.

Les Halles de Narbonne

Wandering round Narbonne’s famous indoor food market, your senses are hit with myriad pleasures: the opulent and heady aromas of freshly ground coffee, the homely waft of croissants in the oven, the buzz of morning banter…

Les Halles de Narbonne

Wandering round Narbonne’s famous indoor food market, your senses are hit with myriad pleasures: the opulent and heady aromas of freshly ground coffee, the inviting homely waft of croissants straight out of the oven, the buzz of morning banter from the stall holders chatting with the regulars…
“Les Halles de Narbonne”

Duty free shopping in Andorra

As if the department of the Pyrenees Orientales didn’t have enough going for it already, for those with a passion for shopping there is an added bonus to be found on its south-west border … Andorra!
“Duty Free Shopping”

Markets in the Aude

To find out where to get your succulent asparagus, juicy cherries, spicy charcuterie, smelly cheeses, household linens, aromatic honey or hand-made jewellery consult our list of the main local morning markets in the Aude.
“Markets in the Aude”

Markets in the Aude

To find out where to get your succulent asparagus, juicy cherries, spicy charcuterie, smelly cheeses, household linens, aromatic honey or hand-made jewellery consult our list of the main local morning markets in the Aude.
“Markets in the Aude”

AOC Wines in the Hérault and Gard

The Hérault and Gard departments of the Languedoc-Roussillon are home to some of its most internationally known wine terroirs such as Saint-Chinian, Pic Saint Loup, Costières de Nimes and Muscat de Lunel.

Discover the Delights of Languedoc Rosé Wine

The English rediscovered rosé in the summer of 2003 but in the Languedoc it’s been quaffed for years. Wine lovers may scoff at rosé but when the temperatures rise, good red is hard to enjoy and even many whites don’t quite hit the spot.

Discover the Delights of Rosé Wine

“wines of Languedoc”It’s summer, so it doesn’t matter what wine you drink as long as it’s pink. The English rediscovered rosé in the long hot summer of 2003, but in the Languedoc it’s been quaffed for years. Wine lovers may scoff at rosé – too simple, too drinkable, not enough taste – but when the temperatures rise, good red is hard to enjoy and even many whites don’t quite hit the spot.

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Learning French: How to say ‘sorry’ in French

To say sorry in French, it is possible to say pardon, désolé, je regrette, and more, but you might wish to know how to be more emphatic for more specific occasions, such as when hearing really bad news. Here we give you some useful examples which will help you in dozens of everyday situations.

Languedoc Roussillon Wines

For centuries the Languedoc Roussillon region has been famed for its ideal vine growing conditions: today it is one of the most important wine-making areas of France. Its Mediterranean climate and diverse landscape produces wines to suit every palette. We explore Languedoc Roussillon wines, and showcase local vineyards.”Languedoc Wine”

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Haut Languedoc Property Guide

Discover the unspoilt region of the Haut Languedoc where you will find the “real France” that for many typifies what France was always meant to be about. The Haut Languedoc has a landscape of stunning beauty, vineyards and sleepy, unspoilt medieval villages basking in the Mediterranean sunshine! “Haut Languedoc Property Guide”

Goats’ Cheese of Languedoc, South of France

“Pélou goats cheese”After sampling some extremely good goats’ cheese one day at one of the local fairs where you find tempting examples of locally made honey, jams, olive oils and more, I decided to investigate into how the cheese is made. The producer, or ‘fromagerie’ I discovered, is situated between Alès and Nîmes, and receives his milk from farms in the Cévennes.

Salad and French Vinaigrettes and dressings from the Languedoc

Salads in France, and especially the Midi are much more than a few leaves of lettuce on a side plate. They can comprise a meal in themselves, or at least a separate course. When made with fresh local produce and the right French vinaigrette they are delightul starters for the meal ahead.

Languedoc Salads and Vinaigrettes

Salads in France, and especially the Languedoc are much more than a few leaves of lettuce on a side plate. They can comprise a meal in themselves, or at least a separate course. When made with fresh local produce and the right vinaigrette they are delightul starters for the meal ahead.
“Salads and Vinaigrettes”

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New Builds – Buying off Plan in Languedoc, France

Image not found.If buying an old stone house in the south of France does not appeal to you for whatever reason, then having your own house built for you is an option worth considering. The advantages of using a specialised company is that when it is finished you can walk into it without having to do any further work. You will also have all the technical and financial guarantees in place

Gourmet’s Tour of the Languedoc-Roussillon

The true gourmet visiting the Languedoc-Roussillon will want to know all about the local delicacies and culinary traditions. This gourmet tour of the region highlights the delicious treats and hidden secrets to look out for.

Mille Feuille with Truffle Mousse from Maison Gayda

Chef Pascal Ledroit creates classy gourmet dishes in the upper floor “Maison Gayda restaurant” at the Domaine Gayda winery south of Carcassonne, using local and organic produce grown in the same soils as the Gayda wines that are served with the food. Here he shares one of his speciality dessert recipes, “Mille Feuille with Truffle Mousse”, for you to recreate at home.

Languedoc Roussillon Restaurants

The passionate region of the Languedoc Roussillon delights in its strong culinary traditions which are attributed to the unique and diverse blend of its multi-cultural peoples. Here we showcase some of the chefs and restaurants which are putting Languedoc cuisine on the map, as well as some more traditional restaurants which are highly recommended! Bon Appetit! “Restaurants in Languedoc-Roussillon”

Training your Dog to find Truffles

“truffle dog at Uzès market”This year it was my pleasure to attend my first truffle market in the Languedoc. Mingling among serious culinary connoisseurs searching for the best truffle at prices of 700 euros per kg, it was plain to see that a special breed of person is attracted to these events. Many sporting leather hats, the type worn by local horsemen, it was down to serious money making as the stalls under the mediaeval arches of Uzes town centre buzzed, customers seeking out the best deal and the best quality dealer.

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Languedoc Property Profile Match

I was half-watching one of those CSI programmes the other evening (yes, I know…) and it occurred to me that here at FrenchEntrée Languedoc-Roussillon, we help profile property buyers every day, matching their requirements to the right search areas. Over time we’ve seen patterns emerging, so to save you a lot of bother, here’s our “Languedoc property location profile match”!