The small village of Villefloure can be found in the Aude department, which is in the Languedoc-Roussillon region in the south of France. With a calm and tranquil atmosphere, it is the ideal destination for people seeking to get away from it all. Of the accommodation possibilities on offer, by far the best choice would be to take a holiday rental apartment in Villefloure. Clean, modern, and containing everything that you need for a one week stay or more, this home away from home is the perfect base from which to explore this interesting part of southern France.
No holiday in Villefloure would be complete without trying one or more leisure activities whilst you are there. There is something to do for people of all energy and fitness levels, starting with simple local walks or bicycle rides, and leading on through to more technical long distance hiking. The lakes and rivers nearby provide opportunities to swim, sunbathe and fish, and with the coast being just an hour away, you could also try your hand at windsurfing or sailing.
One of the first places that you should visit whilst on holiday in Villefloure is the amazing medieval fortified city of Carcassonne. Its impressive battlements, buildings and architecture in general have made this one of the most popular tourist attractions outside of Paris. During the summer, you may also be able to watch some jousting here! Other ideas of places to visit include a trip to the Midi canal, a drive up to the Pyrenees, and any one of a seemingly endless variety of quaint French villages that are tucked away between vineyards and forests. As this is a wine producing region, you should also try to go on a tour of a winery, where you will learn more about its production, and, of course, get to sample a glass or two!
The climate in this part of France is described as being Mediterranean, and it follows seasonal patterns. The summers are warm and the winters mild. The hottest months are July and August, when maximum temperatures can exceed 30 degrees, although the day time average is normally around 27 degrees Celsius. There isn’t much rainfall at this time of year, with 40mm falling per month. It is possible to rent self catering accommodation in Villefloure during the winter, although it goes without saying that it is cooler then. Expect temperatures of between 3 and 10 degrees during the months of December and January.
You may decide that driving over to your holiday rental apartment in Villefloure is the best option, and the idea does have merit. Certainly the use of a car would be a huge bonus during your holiday in Villefloure. If you go with this option, keep in mind that it is almost a ten hour drive from Calais. The other option is to fly, and the closest airport is at Carcassonne (CCF). There are regular flights between here and London Stansted (STN) courtesy of Ryanair.