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Make a holiday rental apartment or villa in Ginestas, France your home away from home

The wonderfully pretty village of Ginestas is found in the Aude department of Languedoc-Rousillon, southern France just 15km from Narbonne. Located on the UNESCO world heritage Canal du Midi and close to the Spanish border, flanked by the foothills of the Pyrenees and the beaches of the Mediterranean, a holiday rental in Ginestas provides endless opportunity for entertainment and adventure.

Things to do in Ginestas, France

You need never leave Ginestas during your holiday, and still live in luxury for the duration. The bakery in the town centre pumps mouth watering aromas into the air every morning and there are shops, a bank, cafes and restaurants to provide all the facilities you may need. There are also town tennis courts and a riding school if you would like to enjoy some sport during your stay in Ginestas accommodation. The riding trails and footpaths leading into the foothills of the Pyrenees are a nature lover’s dream, as there are almost limitless routes you can take, and the viewpoints and hidden historic sites you shall stumble across are priceless. The inland salt water lagoons of the coast are excellent for walking and cycling too, and bird lovers will be right at home, as the salt lagoons are an important home to many species, including the iconic flamingo.

The village stands on the edge the Languedoc-Rousillon wine growing region, with vineyards surrounding the edges of the village. The vineyards make wonderful places to walk, and there are ample opportunities to enjoy wine tasting days. If you would like to buy some of the best vintages, the Ginestas Thursday morning market is an excellent place to find some fantastic bargains.

The beaches of the Mediterranean are just half an hour away too. The beaches along the Languedoc-Rousillon coast are blissfully soft and sandy, perfect for long, lazy days in the sun. All along the coastline, water sports thrive. The reliable winds mean that sailors, windsurfers and kitesurfers flock to the region, especially as this is one of the warmest regions of France.

Places to visit on holiday to Ginestas, France

The town of Carcassonne is a must visit destination from a self catering villa in Ginestas. The UNESCO accredited walled city is one of the most impressive in southern France, with imposing defences, ancient draw bridges and timeless cobbled streets filled with charming cafes, exclusive shops and important galleries.

Weather in Ginestas, France

There is never any lack of sun between May and October when you are staying in a Ginestas property. During this period, average monthly temperatures soar to over 20˚C, and July and August see daily peak temperatures reaching the mid 30’s on an almost daily basis. Rain is only a real possibility from November until April, but temperatures are still exceedingly mild.

Travel to Ginestas, France

A holiday rental in Ginestas is just 40 minutes from Carcassonne Airport (CCF). Ryanair provide all the services to Carcassonne that arrive direct from the UK, including services from the East Midlands (EMA), Dublin (DUB), Liverpool (LPL) and Stansted (STN). Alternatively, Perpignan Airport (PGF) is 70 minutes away, and receives a slightly larger range of flights from the UK.

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                                                                                                      Perfect give for a relaxing break

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                                                                                                      What can we say? We spent 10 glorious days here basking in the sunshine - the gite has everything you need, is spotless and the bed is extremely comfortable -a perfect base to explore Bize and the surrounding area. Karen and David are very friendly and helpful hosts. The village of Bize itself is very picturesque and has enough amenities for day-to-day needs - two lovely bakers, a small supermarket and a few restaurants. We particularly liked Cafe du Midi for both lunch and dinner - very reasonably priced and friendly service with some great food. We loved the terrace area in front of the gite with plenty of shade and ate breakfast and lunch there most days. The pool area is immaculately clean and surrounded by lovely gardens. The village is a good base for both local walks as well as nearby towns (Narbonne, Carcassonne, Gruissan). Fabulous walks along the Canal du Midi in many of the surrounding villages with lots of choice of great restaurants. We hope to return one day. Thank you once again Karen and David.
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                                                                                                      We stayed for a week at Le Petit St Nazaire and enjoyed every minute. When we arrived on a Monday afternoon, Wendy and Pat were there to greet us and made us feel very welcome indeed. The Gite was airy and spacious and had all mod cons. There was ample parking in front of the house and the door to the rear lead to our private patio area and on into the lovely garden and pool. What not to like?-! During our stay, we went out each day visiting vineyards and nearby places of interest (of which there are many) and would return home, as we liked to call the gite, to relax and share a glass or two of wine. Dispite the proximity of the busy road, the evenings were quiet events and we were able to enjoy sitting outside and enjoying the view. Our neighbours in the next door gite were delightful and also two friends joined us for a few nights in the spare bedroom which worked well. This was aided by the fact the the loo was separate from the bathroom and directly across from it. A newly built Lidl with a fantastic wine section is just a few minutes drive away as was the Intermarche which had the edge foodwise. Capestang is a pretty old town with several restaurants to look out for, and of course the Canal du Midi (the main reason we chose Capestang) is within walking distance from the centre of town (or you can park up over the bridge) and walk or bike along the canal path. Alongside the canal there is just one bar/restaurant and this is reasonably priced and gives you a good view at the passing boats. The Gite and Capestang is well placed to visit Carcassonne, Cather ruins, Beziers and Narbonne both of whom have long sandy beaches. If you are a wine buff then there are several domaines you can visit in particular Chateau Perdiguier outside Maraussan.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017