We have many properties for sale in the Hérault area – in traditional villages among the vineyards between the Mediterranean coast and the spectacular Languedoc National Park. The advantages of the Hérault area are numerous; it is the sunniest in France with approximately 300 days of sun per year and there are not the strong winds you may find in other parts of the Languedoc now called Occitanie
. Our properties are mostly located in the areas of Béziers, Montpellier, Clermont-l'Hérault, Gignac, Lamalou, Pézenas, the Orb valley and the Saint Chinian area. Within a 13 miles radius you can find beaches, the Upper Languedoc National Park with mountains, cliffs, waterfalls, rivers, a lake, registered historic villages, traditional markets and many more curiosities to be seen and enjoyed by all.
Enjoy visits and fun to the Mediterranean coast, vineyards, rivers (for swimming and kayaking) and the Languedoc National Park with astounding scenery and the spectacular Lake du Salagou for swimming and watersports. A further great advantage of this area is that it is close to many airports serviced by the budget airlines, Béziers, Montpellier, Carcassonne, Nimes, Perpignan and Gerona (Spain).
Hérault is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from part of the former province of Languedoc. At the beginning of the 20th century, the wine-growing region was devastated, and thousands of workers revolted. This revolt was suppressed very harshly by the government of Georges Clemenceau.
The catastrophic frost of the winter of 1956 damaged the olive trees, and the olive-growing regions did not recover until 1980. Many of the olive-industry co-ops closed.
Hérault is part of the current region of Occitanie and is surrounded by the departments of Aude, Tarn, Aveyron, Gard, and the Mediterranean Sea (Gulf of Lion) on the south. The department is very geographically diverse, with beaches in the south, the Cévennes mountains in the north, and agricultural land in between. The area of Hérault near the town of Lodeve is an antipode point with Chatham Island, off the east coast of New Zealand.
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