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 tips on where to buy...
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 Pyrénées-Orientales is a world away from the sleepy dairy farms of Lozère.
In our 'Terrain and Climate Types' page, we explain in even great details 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.
Or check out our City Guides to see which of Languedoc main cities you might want to purchase a villa in or close to. Or read up on the region's most beautiful villages - as these may well give you more of an idea of where you'd like to live. Then there's our Languedoc Beaches guide - should yopu be looking to buy a villa close to the Mediterranean or to one of the region's many beautiful rivers and lakes.
Lastly, checkout our Flights page - to find out which airports (and thus the areas around them) offer flights that meet your needs.