Looking for property in Languedoc Roussillon? Don't waste time looking in the wrong place...
If you're looking for property in Languedoc Roussillon, then it's really worth your time to investigate which areas of this huge and varied region are most likely to meet your needs. If you thought all of Languedoc was Mediterranean - and so equally hot, sunny and beautiful, then think again.
Languedoc Roussillon is huge - stretching from Spain in the south to the Rhone in the East. The region's three major mountain ranges mean that the terrain and climate of Languedoc Roussillon are surprisingly diverse. Such physical diversity has also led, over the years, to political, economic, culinary and linguistic diversity.
If you're looking for a property in Languedoc Roussillon that offers the maximum amount of sunshine, then you'll want to avoid the mountainous areas. Though beautiful, they do attract more rain, even in summer. If you're dead-set on a property in Languedoc Roussillon by the beach, don't forget that much of the coastal area of Languedoc is quite flat and less pretty, and also far more commercialised. Prices are also higher there.
Our recommendation for the best location in which to buy property in Languedoc Roussillon would be the 'foothills' areas (mid-green in the map below) - as they offer the best combination of stunningly beautiful countryside and consistently good weather. The gardens here are also less steep than in the mountains, and the prices less steep than the coastal regions.
More information on where to look for property in Languedoc Roussillon
To help you find a Languedoc Roussillon property in the right place, we've created the map above. It outlines the major terrain and climate types, as well as showing where the main motorways, airports and hypermarkets are. Being close to a hypermarket can, in the long-run, be a godsend. We've also added those beaches that we rate as 'Excellent' in our Languedoc Beach Report.
Once you've studied the map for the right area, you can either search for a property in Languedoc Roussillon or for an estate agent in Languedoc Roussillon using one of the two search functions below the map. This allows you to see properties on the Creme de Languedoc website that are in certain areas of Languedoc, or find an estate agent who covers a specific area.
In our '5 Departments' page, we outline the major traits of, and differences between Languedoc Roussillon's 5 departments - Lozere, Gard, Herault, Aude and the Pyrenees-Orientales (This can be crucial when looking for property in Languedoc Roussillon). Their strengths and weaknesses. Their vital statistics. Because you'll find the very Catalan Pyrenees-Orientales is a world away from the sleepy dairy farms of Lozere.
In our 'Terrain and Climate Types' page, we explain how Languedoc Roussillon's landscapes change, from flat, hot coastal plain to rolling vineyards, to soft arable farmland to the west, and the great mountain ranges of the Pyrenees, Cevennes and Black Mountains. Again, with such variation in cliamte and terrain from place to place, knowing what you like and where to look can make finding the right property in Languedoc Roussillon much easier. We also explain how each terrain type brings with it quite significant changes in weather.