The Hérault is a beautiful department located in the true South of France pretty much in the centre of the Languedoc Roussillon, now part of the greater region of Occitanie. It has a huge amount to offer for all ages and budgets, from the outstanding soft sandy Mediterranean beaches in the south to the mountains of the Cevenne in the north. It also benefits from a wonderful Mediterranean climate.
If you’re looking for a more adventurous lifestyle, a holiday home or relocation to France could be just the ticket. As well as the familiar pleasures of markets, beaches and fine dining, there will be exciting days out on your doorstep. Here we suggest a few great days out in France.
The Pyrénées-Atlantiques is a department of the Nouvelle Aquitaine region and lies at the extreme south west of France. One of the most beautiful departments in France, it was originally named the Basses-Pyrenees and was one of the first of the 83 departments created during the French revolution.
Inland lakes in France present a tranquil waterside alternative to bustling beach resorts. Many even offer their own ‘beaches’ along with some truly mesmerising mountain views. Here are four of our favourite lakes in France, along with some nearby spots to buy property.
If you are looking to settle into your local community in France quickly and easily, one of the most rewarding ways is by volunteering. Whatever your interests or skills, there will be a volunteering opportunity to suit you. Plus, you’ll be making a difference at the same time, says our resident Brit in France, Beth.
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