St-Guilhem-le-Desert is regarded as the prettiest village in the whole South of France. Situated in a narrow gorge away from prying eyes, St Guilhem has long been home to religious followers seeking refuge from persecution. It is also a prominent stop-over on the old pilgramage route to Santiago de Compostella in Northern Spain. Locations du Sud has a number of properties close to St Guilhem that you can rent for a holiday vacation.
The French Pyrenees is a spectacular place to spend a vacation. With the Mediterranean coast to the East, Spain to the South and magnificient scenary all around, what more could you want from a holiday destination. Locations du Sud features some spectacular vacation rental properties in the Pyrenees. The ideal place for a relaxing vacation, for walking, for cycling, for soaking up the sun - you name it! The French Pyrenees is the perfect holiday location.
The rolling sun-drenched hills of Provence is the image that comes to mind when you think of the South of France. Beautiful old towns such as St Remy, Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Uzes and Arles are spectacular places to visit. The old hill fort of Beau-de-Provence is a must on any tourist itinery, as is the old fort town of Aigues Mortes. Locations du Sud carries some impressive vacation rental properties in Provence, many with pools to cool off in the summer sun.
Perpignan is the southern most city in France, lying just 20 kms from the Spanish border. Perpignan has oscillated between French and Spanish (Castillion) rule for centuries. Around Perpignan the coastline is beautiful, with popular holiday resorts such as Argeles sur M, St Cyprien and Leucate dotted along the coast. But the jewel of the Perpignan coast is without doubt Collioure. Locations du Sud has a wide range of holiday rental properties in Perpignan and along the Perpignan coast.
The ancient Roman town of Nimes is situated on the old Via Dormitia road that ran from Italy through France and down to Spain. Nimes had a close association with a Roman army that fought in ancient Egypt and Africa and the town crest of arms stills bears the symbol of the crocodile - an emblem adopted by the army. There are many excellent sites to see in Nimes (Maison Carre and Temple de Diana) and also nearby (Pont du Gard). Locations du Sud has many Nimes villas and gites to rent to suit all budgets.
Locations du Sud has a wide selection of holiday properties across the South of France to rent. We cover the whole of the South of France from Perpignan and the Pyrenees in the South, up to Ardeche and Auvergne in the North; and across to the Cote d'Azur in the East. All the properties on Locations du Sud have been inspected to ensure that our descriptions are accurate and up to date.
Pezenas, the ancient capital of Languedoc is one of the prettiest towns in the South of France. A popular holiday distination due to its close proximity to the Mediterranean beaches, the mountains, the vineyards and of course its wonderful architecture; Pezenas is a great place to soak up the ambience of the South of France. Locations du Sud has a wide selection of Pezenas gites, villas and appartments to rent both in the summer and the winter months.
The ancient Roman town of Narbonne is situated close to the Mediterranean coast. The town hosts some impressive Roman artefacts. The centre of the town is built around the Canal Robine and is very pleasant to walk around. Nearby to Narbonne is the Corbieres hills and the Canal du Midi. Locations du Sud features a number of Narbonne gites and Canal du Midi villas.
Montpellier is the capital of the Languedoc region. It is a vibrant, buzzing city, that is a joy to walk around. It is home to a fantastic art museum, the oldest university in France, a dynamic business quarter and even has its own beach at Palavas. Locations du Sud has a number of holiday gites to rent in and around Montpellier.
The Minervois wine region is cut in two by the Canal du Midi. To the east is Beziers and to the west is Carcassonne. In between, there is some of the most fertile wine growing terrain in France. Locations du Sud has a number of popular holiday rentals located in this green and hilly landscape.
In between Sete and Cap d'Agde on the Languedoc coast there is the Etang de Thau, an inland lake separated from the sea by a thin strip of beach. The Etang de Thau is famous throughout France for growing fantastic oysters and mussels. Along the shores of the Etang are some pretty villages such as Meze, Bouzigues and Balaruc. Nearby Pinet, is also famous due to the excellent Picpoul de Pinet white wine that is grown in the surrounding vineyards. Locations du Sud has a number of properties in Meze, Pinet and Bouzigues.
The Lozere and Cevennes regions of Southern France are truly beautiful areas within which to have a relaxing holiday in France. Deep forests and mountain ranges, inter-dispersed with deep valleys and small hamlets. The regions are a haven for nature lovers and walkers. The Cevennes, first made popular in UK and America by Robert Louis Stevenson's book "Travels with a donkey in the Cevennes" has become an important centre for walking and other outdoor pursuits. Locations du Sud features a number of Lozere gites and Cevennes gites to rent.
The Haut Languedoc Regional Park is an area of outstanding natural beauty. A haven for walkers, cyclists and nature lovers, the Haut Languedoc is the place to find peace and tranquility. With attractive villages dotted in between mountains, lakes and vineyards, it is the perfect relxing holiday destination. Locations du Sud carries a large range of holiday homes to rent in Haut Languedoc.
The Cote d'Azur first established the South of France as a holiday destination in the early 1900's. Since then it has continued to attract visitors to its shores, with coastal towns and villages such as St Tropez, Cassis, Menton, Frejus, Cannes and Nice developing considerably. Nice alone attracts 2 million visitors each year. Locations du Sud has a number of excellent holiday rentals along the Cote d'Azur.
Clermont l'Herault, which is situated where the Central Massif joins the Languedoc coastal plain; has a reputation as a gastonomy centre in Lanaguedoc. It has an excellent food market, a well established olive oil co-operative and is home to many artisanale food producers. Clermont l'Herault is around 40 minutes from the mediterranean beaches and is a great spot for walkers with the Haut Languedoc Park on your doorstep. Locations du Sud has a number of holiday rental properties in and around Clermont l'Herault.
Ceret is a lovely little town on the border between France and Spain, at the start of the Pyrenees. Ceret has a reputation as a artist colony - with a long association with such famous painters and sculptors as Picasso, Maillol and Modigliani. Ceret, as its name indicates, is also famous throughout France for its cherry growing. Locations du Sud has many holiday villas and gites for rent in and around Ceret.
Carcassonne, with its magnificent Castle is a natural French holiday destination. With the low cost airlines flying directly into Carcassonne airport and the Mediterranean beaches only 45 minutes away, Carcassonne is becoming a very popular destination for holidaymakers. Locations du Sud features some excellent holiday gites in and around Carcassonne.
Cap d'Agde is the perfect French holiday destination, with its golden beaches, wonderful harbour ringed with bars and restaurants; and not to mention its raunchy night life (if you are so way inclined). Locations du Sud has a wide selection of holiday properties to choose from in and around Cap d'Agde.
The Canal du Midi is the quintessential image of the South of France. Canal boats meandering under tall plane trees through the souther French countryside. Locations du Sud carries a large selection of gites, villas and canal boats to rent along the Canal du Midi.