Sleeps
up to 8 persons plus small children. more info.....

Weekly Rental
AUD$975 for 2 persons. Each additional person $200. Children under 3 yrs free

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Large Holiday House in the beautiful little village of Soubès Languedoc Roussillon, France

The Region

Soubès is located five kilometres from Lodève.  Even in antiquity Soubès was a suburb of this lively city, where you will find everything you need in one of the shops, restaurants, cafés or at the large Saturday market.  There is a tourist information office, a remarkable cathedral and small but important art gallery with frequent special exhibitions.

Montpellier is only 50 kilometres away as are the Mediterranean beaches and seaside resorts and villages.  Montpellier is halfway between Spain and Italy.  This means that our house is perfectly located for exploring the south of France.  Longer stays particularly lend themselves to making day trips to Carcassonne, Albi, Marseille, Narbonne, Aigues-Mortes and the Carmargue or Nimes, the best example of a Roman town outside of Italy.  On our last stay, we went to a special exhibition at the Pont du Gard and to the Christmas Market at Avignon.  Arles has a wonderful museum of Roman mosaics and a magnificent amphitheatre, not to mention all of the cafés associated with the period when Van Gogh lived there.

Perhaps you can only stay for a week or two or you really need a rest.  You will find that you don’t have to go far at all to experience the entire range of what the South has to offer. 

Why not go to La Couvertoirade on the Larzac Plateau?  Less then thirty minutes away, this walled mediaeval village was built by the Knights Templar.  Go twenty minutes south and you can tour the Villa Loupian, where the mosaics have been left in place with the museum built around them.  While you are there go down to Bouzigues.  They raise the world’s finest oysters.  You can buy them to take home or better yet, sit at one of the restaurants along the waterfront and eat a mountain of them with a bottle of Picpoul de Pinet.  There are numerous places from which you can walk the Via Domitia or the tow-path of the Canal du Midi.  Don’t miss beautiful Bézier, destroyed once by the French army for its refusal to turn over heretics to the Inquisition.  World Heritage site, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert is a twenty-minute, winding but very beautiful drive from our house.  On the way you can cross the Devil’s Bridge and stop to tour the magnificent caves of Clamouse.  My favourite near by city is Pézenas, where Molière once lived or go five minutes from Soubès to swim in Lake Salagou.

Links

www.decouverte34.com

www.maison-de-la-france.com/us/199/dan/6.pdf

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