South of France holiday home : Luxury House & Villa rental in Roujan, South of France

THE SURROUNDING AREA


Herault has 60 miles of coastline with 13 marinas spread along its length. Most of the coastal area is part of a conservation zone, meaning it is one of the most protected and therefore unspoilt coastlines on the Mediterranean. Towns on the coast include Sete, and Le Cap d'Agde. Sete is probably the most important fishing port on the French Mediterranean coast. Le Cap d'Agde is the largest purpose built tourist resort in the whole of Europe. It can accommodate up to 100,000 tourists at any one time.

Herault's second largest town Beziers is at the centre of the largest wine making area of France. Beziers was burnt to the ground in the early 13th Century but the prosperity brought to the town by a boom in the wine industry enabled the city to be restored to its original form. The surrounding scenic hills are dominated by Beziers' valuable vineyards.

Moving inland from the beaches and saltwater lagoons, the land gradually rises into the beautiful and craggy southern area of the Cevennes. It is a picturesque landscape complete with lakes, gorges, rivers, and mountains. An ideal landscape for outdoor recreation.

Herault's diverse landscape offers a variety of activities from relaxing on the sun drenched beaches to a multitude of different adventure sports.

Explorers will find hundreds of kilometres of marked out pathways that can be travelled by foot, on horseback or mountain bike. This is a perfect way to take in the historical places of interest and view the spectacular mountains of the region.

For those keen on water sports there's plenty of scope for kayaking and white water rafting through stunning mountain gorges. Also, fishing, sailing, kite surfing and more at the numerous beaches and lakes including the popular Lac du Salagou.

For something more sedate Herault offers many golf courses including the international 18 hole golf course at Juvignac near Montpellier. A course that uses to its advantage the landscape and natural vegetation.

There are international airports in Montpellier and Beziers with flights from Paris. Ryan air, GB Airways and British Airways also fly to Montpellier.

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