Barrage de Montbel

Chalabre Property

Why buying property in and around Chalabre, with nearby lakes, castles and stunning views of the Pyrenees, makes for a great investment!

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Narbonne Property Guide

For many the ancient city of Narbonne and its surrounds is the ideal property location in the Aude department – right at the crossroads of the two main motorways, easily accessed from 4 airports, close enough to the beach for day- tripping, and steeped in history and culture. “Narbonne Property Guide”

Helpful advice for getting married in France

Get married in France? Isn’t that difficult, people will ask, mindful of French bureaucracy? Well, I got married here eight years ago, I have just organised my stepdaughter’s – much bigger – wedding so here’s how to do it!

Aude Grapevine (formerly Brits in Carcassonne)

Louise Elsom has been living in the Languedoc for four years and in January 2012 launched Brits in Carcassonne now called Aude Grapevine, hosting regular events in a bid to bring English speakers together to share advice and tips on living in France.

Planning a Religious Ceremony

If you’ve gone through the legal requirement for a Civil Ceremony, either in France or in your home country, and want to have a religious ceremony afterwards then there are still a few more hurdles to go!

A culinary journey in Languedoc-Roussillon

Languedoc-Roussillon is a real culinary crossroads. From Catalan cuisine to the specialities of the Cévennes, there’s a wide array of choices on offer. Travel agency Océanides Réceptif has sought out the best local restaurants and chosen hotels and B&Bs where gastronomic cuisine is a priority.

Weather and Climate Trends in Limousin

It is often said that the weather in Limousin is wet, that it rains constantly and the sun is a rare sight. However, those of us who live here know that this is definitely not the case. Each department of Limousin experiences different weather…

Advice for those taking the plunge…

Get married in France? Isn’t that difficult, people will ask, mindful of French bureaucracy? Well, I got married myself here eight years ago, I have just organised my stepdaughter’s – much bigger – wedding and I have helped various friends with the paperwork in the intervening years. So here’s how to do it! I am writing this from the point of view of British nationals, though I believe it will equally apply to other nationalities…

Property Hunting in Languedoc Roussillon

If you’re considering buying a property in the Languedoc Roussillon this year, chances are that you’ll already have a good idea about where in the region you want it to be, that’s why we’ve created dedicated location specific property sales pages for the main property hotspots in the region – “Languedoc Roussillon property sales links”

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Razes Property

Information about property in the “Razes” – a much sought-after area with pretty villages and endless rolling vineyards northwest of Limoux.

Limoux property

Limoux Property

Images and information about “Limoux Property”, a popular market town in the valley of the River Aude.

The Agly and Maury Valleys

This forgotten corner of the Languedoc-Roussillon is well worth exploring for its combination of beautiful countryside, picturesque winemaking villages and value for money property.

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Minervois Property

The Minervois is an area that ticks a lot of boxes when looking for an ideal property in the Languedoc: it has the wine, the climate, the beauty and the peacefulness many associate with the good life in the south of France. Read on to see if the Minervois is the area for your dream home in the sun. “Minervois Property”

Limoux

Limoux Property for Sale

The Limoux area south of Carcassonne is proving to be one of the most popular areas for property hunters in the Aude – with easy access to the airport, many villages still retaining their medieval charm, and the wonderful scenery of the Pyrenees foothills, the area clearly also makes for a sound investment. We take a closer look at the property trends in some of the towns and villages in the Limoux area. “Limoux Property”

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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.

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Carcassonne Property

The historic city of Carcassonne and its surrounding area continues to draw property investors, keen to explore the options in this increasingly popular tourist destination, where the property market is seeing an upsurge thanks to improved transport links and its combination of Mediterranean climate and unspoilt landscape. “Carcassonne Property”

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”

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”

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”

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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 & Pyrenees 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.

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”

Aude

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”

Pyrenees Orientales geographical map

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.

Pyrenees Orientales geographical map

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”

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.

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”

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.

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”!

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Investing in a French Vineyard in Languedoc Roussillon

If you have read the French press over the last few years, you will be aware that despite a sense of crisis among traditional vine growers, a new wave of talented, young entrepreneurs have come into the Languedoc-Roussillon wine trade recently – and are making a success of it! We take a look at what it takes to acquire a vineyard and to make it a profitable venture. “Investing in a Vineyard”

Property Guide – Languedoc-Roussillon

Thinking of buying a property in Languedoc-Roussillon? This article is an introductory guide to the region covering climate, landscape, attractions, access, property styles and prices.

AOC Wines in the Roussillon

An introduction the AOC wines of the Pyrenees-Orientales – the most southerly department of Languedoc-Roussillon, which profits from its glorious climate to produce some of the most complex and interesting wines in the region.

Buying in Languedoc with the weather in mind

Languedoc-Roussillon is popular with sun-seekers, but this diverse part of the south of France has dramatically different climatic conditions. Here’s how to find the Languedoc home that’s right for you, whatever the weather. “Buying with the weather in mind”

Growing Olives in the South of France

“What struck me immediately on my first visit to Languedoc was the common nature of olive trees – they grow in gardens, they grow on pavements, they grow in front of supermarkets, they grow in the middle of roundabouts. So, I ask myself, how do they get from tree to table? And can I pick the olives in my own garden?…”