The Languedoc-Roussillon Review
Spring is nearly here and time to start thinking of getting out and about and enjoying the magnificent outdoors of the Languedoc-Roussillon, so we are highlighting our wildlife and nature and Canal du Midi sections on the site to help you plan great days out; and for wine-lovers an important head-up for your diaries - the 2011 Toques & Clochers wine festival promises to be bigger and better than ever! Enjoy!
Greca and Jamie co-editors
How to Relax on the Canal
Most people's image of a canal boating holiday is one of sitting on the deck with a glass of wine, peacefully idling down tree-lined avenues, waiving at passing cyclists along the way. But whilst this is mostly true and possible, check out our top canal boating tips before you set off to make your cruise truly stress-free, and visit our comprehensive guide to the Canal du Midi for more useful information to help plan your trip.
Family-Friendly Holidays at Cap d'Agde
Families with children of all ages will find all their holiday needs are met at Le Cap d'Agde: the wonderful mix of beach, culture, history, facilities and activities means that everyone is catered for in the same place. What's more, quality labels such as the Blue Flag Beaches award ensure safe and pleasant days by the seaside and the Famille Plus label currently recognises 50 local businesses (including accommodation, leisure services and restaurants) for having taken special care to offer a family-friendly environment. Find out more...
Languedoc Property Links
Starting your search for a property in Languedoc-Roussillon? If so be sure to visit our dedicated Property Guide with loads of information, links and details including Property Hotspot Guides, trends, guides and useful articles from people working in the property market today; and then when you know where in the region you want to be check out our Property Sales pages for hundreds of dream properties in Languedoc-Roussillon - from Provençal farmhouses to Mediterranean villas!
Wildlife & Nature in Languedoc-Roussillon
The Languedoc Roussillon boast a plethora of animal parks, sancturies and nature reserves where children and adults alike can learn about and explore the region's flora and fauna. Visit our Wildlife & Nature pages to find out about some of the best ways to enjoy the local flora and fauna, including Underwater trails, botanical gardens, bird watching in the Camargue and at Bagnas and camping in a Nature Reserve!
Toques & Clochers Wine Festival
Come and celebrate the region's finest chardonnays at this massive street party! The 22nd Toques & Clochers wine festival will be held in Limoux's Paradou quarter, over the weekend of the 16th - 17th April 2011. The festival, celebrating and promoting the chardonnay wines of the region, is an important date each year for local wine producers and international wine buyers. For the rest of us the Toques & Clochers festival is simply a good old fashioned knees up!
Make sure you're fully insured
Buying a property in France, running a business, getting a French mortgage and finding the correct French insurance policies in the Languedoc involves knowing something about the French system, and a few good contacts! Visit our Finance Zone to get some guidance that will help you through the process, and find locally based bi-lingual financial advisors and insurance companies in the Languedoc who can assist you.
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