Sanssouci

Region

 
 

Region

Roujan (our home village) lies halfway between the mountains and rivers of the National Park and the beaches of the Mediterranean sea. Our nearest and biggest town (7 minutes drive) is the magnificent and ancient Pezenas, the original capital of the Languedoc and the home of the great playwright Moliere. During the summer months this area’s well kept secret is fun and lively and bustles with traders, artists and international tourists.

Montpellier is a 45 minute drive away and offers big city life. It is a light and sophisticated city close to the sea and attracts a cosmopolitan crowd all year.

We are surrounded by vineyards are many beautiful vignerons to visit and wine-taste and a large selection of restaurants hidden amongst the countryside to enjoy a long and delicious lunch.

Meze and Marseillan are two small fishing ports set on the Basin de Thau and a joy to visit – only 30 minutes from our house.

 
 
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The sea

Languedoc's beaches tend to be huge - long and deep, with fine sand (rather than the pebbly beaches of the Cote d'Azur).

A number of 'beach clubs' spring up each year along many of Languedoc's beaches. They offer excellent food, drinks brought to your sun lounger, and even massages - and turn into night clubs - replete with DJs, lights and the latest music.

Less than 90 mins

Le Pont du Gard  - This striking Roman aqueduct lies above a stony beach, great for swimming and kayaking.

Le Pont du Gard - This striking Roman aqueduct lies above a stony beach, great for swimming and kayaking.

  Nîmes  - This vibrant city has its own amphitheatre dating back to the Roman times

 Nîmes - This vibrant city has its own amphitheatre dating back to the Roman times

  Cycle rail in the Cernon valley  - An old railway track has been given new life with cycle trains

 Cycle rail in the Cernon valley - An old railway track has been given new life with cycle trains

  Arles  - Vincent van Gogh lived and painted in this lively town in the Camargue

 Arles - Vincent van Gogh lived and painted in this lively town in the Camargue

Roquebrun  - This hilltop town nestled on the river orb is great for swimming or kayaking

Roquebrun - This hilltop town nestled on the river orb is great for swimming or kayaking

  Olargues  - Known for its 'Pont du Diable' bridge, this pretty village lies high up in the Black Mountains

 Olargues - Known for its 'Pont du Diable' bridge, this pretty village lies high up in the Black Mountains

Minerve  - This charming hilltop town with cobbled streets is accessible only via its bridge

Minerve - This charming hilltop town with cobbled streets is accessible only via its bridge

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Less than 1 hour from us

  Abbaye de Valmgne  - 13th century abbey and restaurant that brews its own wine and beer.

 Abbaye de Valmgne - 13th century abbey and restaurant that brews its own wine and beer.

Bouzigues  - This home of the French oyster and gastronomic destination.

Bouzigues - This home of the French oyster and gastronomic destination.

  Pézenas  - The medieval city of Pézenas, where Molière once lived, is a just a 7 minute drive away.

 Pézenas - The medieval city of Pézenas, where Molière once lived, is a just a 7 minute drive away.

  Natural thermal baths in Balaruc  - Our favorite of the many baths in this spa town has a luxurious thermally heated outdoor pool

 Natural thermal baths in Balaruc - Our favorite of the many baths in this spa town has a luxurious thermally heated outdoor pool

  Montpellier  - This vibrant cultural city offers beautiful architecture, promenades, outdoor cafés and plentiful leafy squares

 Montpellier - This vibrant cultural city offers beautiful architecture, promenades, outdoor cafés and plentiful leafy squares

  Narbonne  - This picturesque city was a prosperous port in the Roman times and has a lively indoor market

 Narbonne - This picturesque city was a prosperous port in the Roman times and has a lively indoor market

Fresh water kayaking in St-Guilhem-le-Désert  - Spend the day bathing and kayaking on the edge of this beautiful medieval hilltop town

Fresh water kayaking in St-Guilhem-le-Désert - Spend the day bathing and kayaking on the edge of this beautiful medieval hilltop town