The latest news from Languedoc Roussillon, South of France - June 2015

Featured Properties - Property of the Month - Reduced Price Properties - Regions Consolidated In New Structure - Tips For Driving In France - Restaurant’s "Fait Maison" Logo - Restaurant Review

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Welcome to our summer Newsletter

The constant hum of cicadas in the trees means summer is well and truly here. Already temperatures are soaring and it looks like it will be a long hot summer. Everywhere there is the smell of BBQs and the sound of blissful moments in the pool!

In this Newsletter our articles include the new regional structure of France which will take effect from 1st January 2016 and with the merge of our area, Languedoc-Roussillon, with the Midi-Pyrénée there is the possibility of a new capital for our region. We also take a look at the recent law for restaurants to put a logo on their menus where dishes have been prepared on the premises using fresh ingredients.

For our non-French clients we have included a short article on driving in France. Most of it is common sense but there are some little quirks that are worth drawing to your attention.

We are also reviewing a wonderful restaurant called the Auberge des Gorges de Madale. Hidden away in a hamlet, it is not the easiest place to find but a real gem and very good value for money.

As ever, we have included a selection of featured properties and remind you not to hesitate to get in touch if you would like any further information on these or indeed any of our wide range of gorgeous properties on

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Property of the Month

stonehousePezenassaleLanguedocSudFrance townhousePezenassaleLanguedocSudFrance

595 000€ Gorgeous stone house that would make a brilliant lock and leave holiday home, but also a perfect family home. Tastefully restored with 5 bedrooms and a charming courtyard garden with a pool, and all within walking distance of amenities in the sought after area of Pézenas...

Featured Property

HouseForSaleCarcassonneLanguedoc PropertyForSaleCarcassonneLanguedoc

750 000€ This well proportioned stone house has been beautifully renovated with exquisite taste. It has 6 en-suite bedrooms and a large Mediterranean garden making it the perfect property for a family home or a B&B business...

Reduced Price Properties

ManorHouseForSaleCarcassonneSouthFrance PropertyForSaleCarcassonneSouthFrance

990 000€ Great value for money for this 17th Century Bastide with rare architectural elements including a Louis XIV stone staircase. Included in this 6 bedroom property are several outbuildings, one being a stable that could be converted offering gites rental potential – perfect location being close to the beautiful medieval town of Carcassonne and its local tourist attractions...

houseforsalecarcassonnesouthfrance propertyforsalecarcassonnesouthfrance

499 000€ 18th Century village house with lots of living space, including 7 bedrooms and a separate flat, and a large secluded garden. All amenities are on the doorstep, giving this property much potential for a gites and B&B business...

prestigePropertyforsalePyreneesOrientale LuxuryPropertyforsalePerpignanSouthFrance

1 500 000€ A stunning property that is a real bargain! Located in breathtaking countryside there are overwhelming panoramic views. This luxury stone Mas has so many possibilities, not just as a holiday or family home, but with excellent business potential as a boutique hotel, B&B or for hunting...

houseforsaleavignonlanguedocsouthfrance propertyforsaleavignonlanguedocfrance

496 000€ Charming water mill that has been carefully renovated and sits in about 1 ha of its own peaceful grounds, including a small lake and yet is just minutes from a lively village. A romantic place...

stonehouseforsalemirepoixsouthfrance propertyforsalemirepoixlanguedocfrance

535 000€ This gorgeous stone farmhouse with 42ha of land is priced to sell ! Ideal for lovers of the countryside and peace and quiet. It is also within easy reach of the Pyrenees mountains and the coast and is ideal for keeping horses. Lots of potential...

houseforsaleceretlanguedocroussillon propertyforsaleceretlanguedocroussillon

340 000€ A good sized village house in beautiful surroundings with 5 bedrooms and an independent apartment. This lovely property is within walking distance to the centre of a lively town and a short drive to the beach and Spain. With shops, restaurants and bars within walking distance this is an excellent family or holiday home...

Regions Consolidated In New Structure

New Structure

France’s 22 regions will be consolidated into 13 with a view to streamlining the complicated system of local government...

Tips For Driving In France

Tips For Driving In France

A few things you should know if you are planning on driving in France this summer...

Restaurant’s ‘Fait Maison’ Logo


A new logo for restaurants to show dishes are freshly prepared on the premises, or ‘fait maison’...

Restaurant Review

Restaurant Review

A veritable feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds, the Auberge des Gorges de Madale is a ‘must try’ restaurant if you are in the area...

À Bientôt

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Annelise Bosshard
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