Here our tour continues to the regions of Languedoc-Roussillon and the Midi-Pyrénées. This is a stunning part of France with a great climate and property prices more affordable as compared to the Côte d’Azur.
The Languedoc-Roussillon area is a favourite for UK property buyers with the department of Herault one of the more sought after areas.
Montpellier is rapidly growing and has attracted a number of global companies in recent years drawn by the cities three universities.
Carcassonne, Beziers, Sète and the Narbonne have been attracting a lot of attention in recent years from overseas property buyers.
Further to the west, we come to the Midi-Pyrénées. This is an upcoming area with again, much more affordable property prices in some picturesque villages.
Indeed, this region has by far more beautiful villages (Les Plus Beaux Villages de France) than any anywhere else in France. The areas stretches from the spectacular mountain range through to the rolling hills of Gascony and Lot with the vibrant city of Toulouse in between.
This city has been voted the most attractive place to live in France by both local and expats. The area has a lot of history and is also famed for its gastronomy. The rustic areas of the departments of Aveyron, Lot, Tarn and Tarn-et-Garonne are very popular.
The following villages in Languedoc-Roussillon are classed as the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France; Lagrasse, Aiguèze, La Roque-sur-Cèze, Minerve, Olargues, Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, La Garde-Guérin, Sainte-Enimie, Castelnou, Eus, Évol, Mosset and Villefranche-de-Conflent. In Midi-Pyrénées, we have Camon, Saint-Lizier, Belcastel, Brousse-le-Château, Conques, La Couvertoirade, Estaing, Najac, Peyre, Saint-Côme-d’Olt, Sainte-Eulalie-d’Olt, Sauveterre-de-Rouergue, Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges, Fourcès, Larressingle, Montréal-du-Sarrant, Autoire, Capdenac, Cardaillac, Carennac, Loubressac, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, Castelnau-de-Montmiral, Lautrec
Monestiés, Puycelci-Grésigne, Auvillar, Bruniquel and Lauzerte.