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Creme de Languedoc is a labour of love - a site dedicated to one of the world’s most beautiful and dynamic areas - the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France. We started the site in 2003, when the Languedoc truly was ‘the wild south’ - and Creme de Languedoc has since become the world's biggest source of information on the Languedoc-Roussillon.

 

Apart from hundreds of properties for sale, holiday villas for rent, and gorgeous B&Bs and small hotels, the site offers you our picks of the very best things to do and see in the Languedoc region of the south of France  - everything from the most spectacular Cathar Castles and our favourite beaches to the best places to go wine tasting. We hope the site helps you make the most of this stunning part of the world, whether you're planning a visit or looking to make it your new home. And if you have any questions or feedback for us, we'd love to hear from you. If you'd like to keep abreast of all the exciting content we'll be adding in 2013, don't forget to 'Like' our Facebook page!

 

 

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If you live in the Languedoc or own a second home here, check out the new LanguedocLiving.com website. It's a superb resource, offering daily news from the region and France, as well as hundreds of the best events on in the area. We recommend you sign up for their 'Daily Digest' - which delivers daily news and events to your inbox every morning. There's really no better way to make sure you never miss out on the best of what's on in the region.

   

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What to do on a rainy day... >

 

The Languedoc may receive 300 days of sunshine a year but what do you do on the other 65??

 

Check out our Rainy day guide to the Languedoc packed full of good ideas to keep you and the kids occupied when the sun has gone on holiday.

 

CLICK HERE to see our Rainy day guide to the Languedoc >

 

 

More about the beautiful property for sale, holiday villas and B&Bs in Languedoc,
(in the real south of France), that you'll find on our website.

Finding French property for sale in France, as well as holiday villas and B&Bs, can be a trying affair - with big all-France or all-Europe websites only offering only a handful of properties in the Languedoc region, south France.

 

Property in France Vs Property in Languedoc

 

Unlike 'all of France' property websites, Creme-de-Languedoc.com specialise in only one French property region, Languedoc-Roussillon in the south of France. So ALL our property for sale, holiday villas and B&Bs and hotels are located in Languedoc, France. Which means you won't have to filter out properties from France's other 20 regions to find the property you're looking for.

 

Languedoc's most beautiful French houses for sale

 

Some of the French houses for sale in Languedoc, south France are truly gorgeous. With hundreds of properties for sale in the Languedoc region of the south of France, you'll find our site offers the range you need to find what's right for you. And because we insist that owners and agents upload more photos, and give more information on each property for sale in Languedoc, France, you'll be able to make a more informed choice - saving you valuable time, money and hassle.

 

Find your dream holiday villa in Languedoc, south of France

 

Languedoc is a holiday-makers dream - assuming of course that you find the right holiday villa to rent in the Languedoc region of the south of France. With hundreds of holiday villas on offer on our site, you should find hunting down a holiday property in Languedoc that's right for you that much easier.

 

Stay in one of Languedoc and France's most charming B&Bs or boutique hotels

 

There are lots of bed and breakfasts in Languedoc, France - which is why it's so important to have the photographs and information you need on each to make an informed decision. We ask owners to write as much as possible about their B&B or boutique hotel in Languedoc, and to upload as many photos as they can - so that you can really get a sense of what a place is like before you make a booking.

 

Holiday villas in the south of France - what to expect, what to avoid

Of course, you’re not the only family looking for that dream holiday villa in the south of France. Each year, thousands turn on their computers in search of that dream villa with sweeping views over the Med, or that quirky but beautifully-renovated farmhouse nestled in a field of lavender. If you’re searching for villas in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, then you ought to bear some basic realities in mind to ensure you don’t waste time barking up the wrong tree. The reality won’t always match up with your expectations. So here are our top 2 tips to bear in mind when searching for holiday villas in the south of France:

 

1:The coast can be over-rated: South of France villas overlooking the Mediterranean may sound like a dream come true - but search for one and you’ll come up against two basic problems. In the Provence / Côte d’Azur region, a villa overlooking the sea will be hugely expensive. They tend to be the preserve of the super-rich, so your budget may well beat you back into the hinterlands of Provence. That said, the south of France villa you end up in will probably be very lovely - but a sea view it will very likely not have. In the Languedoc-Roussillon region of the south of France, you’ll come up against a very different problem. Unlike the romantic undulating coast of the Côte d’Azur, most of Languedoc’s coastline is straight, flat and built-up. And much of it isn’t built-up in a nice way. Lots of cheap holiday blocks hurriedly built in the 70s and 80s line sections of the coast, looking out over crowded beaches. There are some exceptions - Banyuls, Collioure, Leucate, Gruissan, Bages, Marseillan - but holiday villas overlooking the sea in each of these are as rare as hen’s teeth. So if you are looking for a lovely holiday villa in the south of France’s Languedoc region, you might instead want to look 20-30 minutes in from the coast. You’ll be amongst rolling vineyards and traditional wine-making villages, with nicer views, less traffic and away from the cheap-and-nasty tourist shops and restaurants that blight the beaches.

 

2: Avoid July and August: Those of you with families will probably be looking to rent a holiday villa in the south of France in mid summer. If you can come earlier or later than July and August, we’d highly recommend it. The millions of holiday-makers that descend on the south of France in July and August transform this otherwise sleepy and relaxed region into one enormous, angry traffic jam. Even Languedoc’s famously huge beaches end up feeling crowded, and getting anywhere from your holiday villa, finding a parking spot or securing a table for lunch can be frustratingly difficult. The weather is also at its hottest at this time of year, with temperatures reaching the high 30’s or even low 40’s. Yes, it’s buzzy and there’s a party atmosphere - but you’ll find there’s almost as much going on in June and September, yet with half the crowds. May is also a great option for renting a holiday villa in the south of France - the countryside is full of flowers and the sea is just about warm enough to swim in. October is also a good choice - the crowds really have died away by then, and you’ll have all the beaches, restaurants and tourist sights all to yourself. A warm calm descends on the whole area - it really is a wonderful time to be in the south of France - with temperatures in the mid-to-high 20s.

 

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