This is not an exhaustive list, but from my knowledge and travels around Languedoc, Provence and the South of France, I would recommend the following places as good options for long term rentals in the South of France:
1. Long term rentals France near Pezenas
Pezenas is a lovely little town with lots of character. It was once the capital of Languedoc for a brief period, but after this period time stood still and as a result the town is well preserved, with plenty of windy streets and alleyways. The town is well connected with4 airports nearby (Beziers, Montpellier, Carcassonne and Perpignan), a TGV train station about 15 mins away and the A9 and A75 autoroutes are on your doorstep.
The Saturday market in Pezenasis fantastic, taking over the whole of the town. Here you can buy all manner of local foods, flowers, clothes and nic nacs. Pezenas is also in the heart of the Languedoc wine region and the good vineyards of St Chinian, Faugeres and Picpoul de Pinet are not far away. There is always a festival of some sorts going on in Pezenas - be it a theatre festival, antiques fair, film festival, wine festival or medieval fete. Pezenas is also a bit of a sports town, with a local football team, rugby club, tennis club, an athletics stadium and numerous cycling clubs. There is also a local outdoor swimming pool, that is great to go to in the heat of summer. Pezenas is also close to the beaches of the mediterranean and you have Beziers and Montpellier nearby if you want to experience big city life once in a while.
Pezenas has plenty of schools, a local hospital, plenty of restaurants (including the excellent L'Entre Pots), two large supermarkets and more pharmacies than you can shake a stick at. The local villages around Pezenas are beautiful - often surrounded by vineyards and hills. So in conclusion, if you are looking for an area to come to for a long term rental, then Pezenas is a great option to consider.
Pezenas long term rentals in France
If you would like to look at a few long term rental options for Pezenas, the following holiday rental houses are also available for long term rentals in the Pezenas area. Please check the availability calendars as we can not guarantee that the houses will always be vacant for the entire period of your long term let.
This recently refurbished village house for long lets, France, is located in the heart of the medieval village of Nezignan L'Eveque. If you are looking for properties for long lets in France, then this house is a good option because it is conveniently located close to the popular town of Pezenas in South France and is just 15 minutes to the beach and 5 minutes to the autoroute. This house for long lets, France, is arranged over 3 floors and can sleep 6 in 3 double bedrooms. Each bedroom has its own en suite shower room
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This house for long term let, France, is situated in the village of Servian near to Pezenas and Beziers. The property is a beautifully restored old Wine growers house with 5 bedrooms and 206m2 of living space. This fabulous long term let, France also comes with a walled courtyard garden and two terraces. Servian, situated in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, is just 25 minutes from the beaches on the South France coast.
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This house for long term rentals in France sleeps 8 people and is a village house with swimming pool and walled garden The long term rentals in France sleeps 8 and has four bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on three floors. Situated in the village of Aumes just outside Pezenas and is ideally located if house hunting or having an extended holiday.
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These French long term rentals France, are in the village of Montagnac, near Pezenas and the town of Meze with it's canal, beach and restaurants. The villa is recently refurbished with comfort and quality in mind. It can be rented with 8 bedrooms for 16 people, 3 bedrooms for 6 or 5 bedrooms for 10. The villa has large grounds with secure gates. The pictures of this up market villa do not give it justice, it is modern and benefits from air con and internet.
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2. Long term rentals in France near Nimes
Nimes is one of my favourite cities in the South of France. The outskirts of Nimes always remind me of some American mid-west town. Full of bowling alleys and fast food restaurants. But once you get into the centre it is a different matter entirely. It really is a beautiful ancient South France town. Nimes is an old Roman town, blessed with some wonderful monuments such as the Roman Amphitheatre, the Maison Carree (the old Forum) and the Temple of Diana. During the middle ages up unto the late 19th Century, Nimes also forged a wealthy vocation as a textile centre, including its famous blue cotton cloth "de Nimes" (thus later "denim") that was imported to America by Levi Strauss for use as clothing for working men. Also worth mentioning is the wonderful modern art museum - Carre d'Art - which was designed by Sir Norman Foster and sits opposite the Maison Carree.
Nimes really has everything you could need for a long term stay in the South of France. Some excellent shops, culture, good TGV connections, the A9 autoroute runs right past the edge of the town. There are also some very pretty towns located within 20kms or so of Nimes that could be good options for a South France long term rental - such as Sommieres, Uzes, Anduze, Arles and Beaucaire.
Just a word of warning, if you are coming to the South of France during the winter months, the area North of Nimes into the Rhone Valley can get extremely windy (and I mean, extremely windy). The Mistral that blows in the winter literally drives the local inhabitants mad and often the pretty little villages resemble ghost towns in the winter. Around Nimes itself and in between Nimes and Montpellier it is not so bad - the area is protected by the Cevennes hills. But it is just something to be wary of.
Nimes long rentals France
Here are some options to consider for long term rentals close to Nimes:
This long term rental in France is close to the beautiful town of Uzes, in South of France. It is an 18th century stone houses in a typical Provencal hillside village facing all-day sun. It is covered in vines, has a huge walled garden, a swimming pool and a large terrace. This long term rental in France is in the village of St Maximin, which is just a few minutes from the wonderful town of Uzes and near the Pont du Gard and Nimes. >>Uzes long term rental in France more details
There are 5 luxury long term rentals at Domaine de Monteils. In a Mediterranean park of 5 hectares, Domaine de Monteils looks like a little Provençal hamlet and provides and oasis of calm and relaxation. These carefully restored long term rentals provide luxury accommodation for couples without children. Guests are encouraged to use the spas, the large swimming pool and to enjoy the surrounding nature. All of these long term rentals in France have been equipped to the highest standards with queen sized beds, wifi, satellite HD TVs and high spec kitchens and bathrooms.
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3. Carcassonne long term rentals France
Carcassonne is a good spot to be based near for a long term rental in the South of France. Not only do you have one of France's most prominent tourist sites on your doorstep, but you are also blessed with picturesque scenery, the Minervois wine region (one of the best in the South of France) and the Canal du Midi - the quintessential picture of the slow South of France way of life. Also the large city of Toulouse, with its international airport is just 45 minutes down the road. Carcassonne itself has its own airport - serviced mainly by low-cost flights from the UK and Scandinavia. It can get a bit windy in the winter months - check out the number of windmills - but it is not as bad as some areas.
It is the huge scale of Carcassonne's citadel that first takes your breath away. It is absolutely huge, it has 31 towers, an amphitheatre, hotel and a full medieval town inside its fortified walls. You enter the citadel through the main Port Narbonnaise (the entrance nearest the car park) and cross over the now grassy moat. As you follow the road ahead up past all the souvenir shops just shut your eyes. It really doesn't do Carcassonne any favours to allow the shops to sell plastic suits of armour and baseball caps with jousting rods protruding out of them - but hey-ho. At the end of the road you will come to the Chateau Comtal, where Count Trencavel made his last stand against Simon de Montforts forces in 1209.
Long term rentals France near Carcassonne
We have quite a number of long terms rentals in and around Carcassonne and it has proved to be a popular place to rent in the last couple of years. Here is a selection of the long term let properties:
This Carcassonne long term let, France, is a beautiful rustic farmhouse in the heart of the Montagne Noire and Cathar country in-between Carcassonne and Mazamet. Relax completely in an extravagantly but sensitively restored farmhouse, set in 2 acres of your own private gardens and woodland. 3 double bedrooms sleeps 6-8..
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This house to rent in France long term is a large independent gite with gardens, ideal for those looking for outdoor activities and adventure for both adults and children. Apart from a wide range of local sports, the house comes with a large games room, including a full size pool table and an option to hire mountain bikes to explore the local mountain trails. The house is situated in a quiet village, surrounded by mountains, vineyards and fields of sunflowers. The area is full of historical and cultural interest being at the heart of the Cathar region with its magnificent castles. White water rafting, canyoning, kayaking, cycling, caving, horse riding, wild swimming, walking, mountain biking and skiing are just some of the popular activities available locally. There is a swimming lake just 15 minutes’ drive away from the house with a sandy beach, small bar and restaurant. There are also opportunities for wild swimming in high mountain lakes and rivers. The nearest shops and restaurants are just 5 minutes away..
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4. Haut Languedoc Regional Park long term rentals France
If you are looking for peace and tranquility then the Languedoc Regional Park about 45mins from the mediterranean coast is a good choice. The scenary is glorious and the relaxed way-of-life really helps you unwind and enjoy your stay. This is excellent walking and cycling country and is also home to some of the best vineyards inthe South of France - such as Faugeres and St Chinian.We get a lot of requests for long term rentals in and around Olargues, Gabian (near Roujan, on the edge of the Park) and Olonzac to the South. If you are looking to find a long term rental where you can experience the real South of France way of life - with its focus on good food and wine and the simple pleasures in life, then Haut Languedoc is the place for you.
Haut Languedoc long term rentals France
Here is our selection of long term rentals France in the Haut Languedoc region:
Long term furnished rental South of France is a modern villa equipped with UK satellite TV and WiFi broadband internet access. 3 bedrooms, sleeping 6 in comfort, parking for 2 cars, swimming pool, terrace and large garden. Located on the edge of the village of Laurens near Beziers in the South of France an ideal location for an exteneded holiday or house hunting. >>Haut Languedoc long term rental more info
5. Montpellier long term rentals France
Montpellier is a buzzing,vibrant, youthful, bright, and cultured City. Montpellier's shops are excellent and so are the restaurants. There is also the internationally acclaimed Musee Fabre, Montpellier's Modern Art Museum. Montpellier also has a wonderful Zoo, a Planetarium, an excellent Auarium, a large botanical garden, a fantastic modern tram system and beaches a short bus ride away. Montpellier has its own airport with direct connections to a number of European capital cities. What more could you want from a city? If you are looking for a long term rental in Languedoc and the South of France, then being close to Montpellier is a worthy consideration. You can get the best of both worlds - sleepy village life and cosmopolitan living.
If you are looking for a long term rentals close to Montpellier, here is a selection of properties that might be worth considering:
These luxury long lets in France are located between Nimes and Montpellier, near the small medieval town of Sommieres. These long term lets are situated at Le Domaine de Monteils, a former monastery. The surrounding area is famous for its wine and is bordered to the south by the wetlands of the Camargue and the sandy beaches of Languedoc and in the north by the spectacular Cevennes national park. All of these long lets in France have been equipped to the highest standards with queen sized beds, wifi, satellite HD TVs and high spec kitchens and bathrooms.
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This French winter holidays rental is a two bedroomed 18th century house in the lovely village of Montepyroux. The house has been lived in and restored by artists over the last 20 years and all the rooms are spacious with high ceilings and Louis XV plasterwork. The house benefits from two large bedrooms and a lovely terrace. It is also equipped with a wood-burning stove and wi-fi internet - both essential items for a long winter let in France. If you are looking for French winter holidays rentals, then this house in Montepyroux could be a good choice.
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This Montpellier, France long term rentals property is situated in La Boissière, 15 mins (20kms) from Montpellier. The villa sleeps up to 10 people with above ground pool, air conditioning throughout. In the heart of the Languedoc close to all the most popular tourist attractions including Montpellier, St Guilham le desert and Clermont l'Herault.
This Montpellier long term rental is situated in Prades-le Lez, 10 mins (12kms) form the centre of Montpellier. The villa sleeps up to 4 people with shared pool. It is walking distance to all facilities including; Baker/grocer - fresh fruit veg, hairdressers, doctor, dentist, beauty salon and restaurant/bars. In the heart of the Languedoc close to all the most popular tourist attractions an ideal spot if house hunting or on an extended holiday.
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