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Make a holiday rental villa or accommodation in Saint-Chinian, France your home away from home

The bustling little village of Saint-Chinian in the Herault department of Languedoc, France, dates back from the 8th Century when a large monastery was founded in the idyllic location on which the village now stands. Saint-Chinian is a beautifully tranquil place to take a holiday, with tree lined streets hiding market stalls in the shade and many beautiful little villas and cottages to stay in.

Things to do on holiday in Saint-Chinian, France

Saint-Chinian is a wonderful holiday destination for anyone wanting to take a break from the fast pace of life at home. Saint Chinian is set in beautiful, rolling countryside which appeals to walkers, cyclists and those who are looking for a relaxing riding holiday. The endless route possibilities in the immediate surroundings mean that you can return to Saint-Chinian accommodation year after year and never walk the same route twice. Walking with a fishing rod in your bag is a magnificent way to spend a day, as you will sporadically stumble across idyllic trout filled rivers with easily fishable stretches.

The unspoilt countryside which surrounds Saint-Chinian has been the inspiration for artists for many years, and painting holidays to Saint-Chinian remain some of the most popular type of holiday you can take here. There is also a range of golf courses in the area that do not require membership to play a round.

During the long hot summers, there are plenty of options for refreshment. The cool Mediterranean Sea is just 20 minutes away by car, and the village has its own communal swimming pool for you to enjoy. There are also a few pools in the River Orb or the River Cesse, where the only interruption will be from the occasional passing canoe.

There are some magnificent rock faces in the region which have been challenging climbers who take Saint-Chinian accommodation for many years. Information on climbs are available from the tourist office.

Places to holiday in Saint-Chinian, France

Just to the south of a holiday rental in Saint-Chinian lies the town of Beziers, the wine making centre of Languedoc. Wine tasting holidays to Beziers thrive, and you can easily arrange a wine tasting course in Beziers from a villa or apartment in Saint-Chinian. The town also boasts a magnificent mix of French culture, history and architecture.

Weather in Saint-Chinian, France

Temperatures in Saint-Chinian in summer are very hot, making its rivers, pools and proximity to the sea a real advantage, as temperatures reach up to 40°C on some days during July and August. In winter, temperatures are much colder, averaging around 12°C.

Travel to Saint-Chinian, France

Montpellier (MPL) is the closest airport receiving direct flights from the UK. Ryanair and British Airways both provide cheap flights to Montpellier. Beziers Airport (BZR) is even closer to a holiday rental in Saint Chinian, but you would have to arrange a flight from Paris.

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                                                            Heaven

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                                                            Myself and my partner were looking for a quiet, away from it all gite in the south of France and that's exactly what we got. We hired a car and Sally, the owner provided us with bikes which got well used. Sally, could not have been more friendly and helpful. I celebrated my 50th birthday there and could not have spent it in a better place. The views from the gite were amazing, the surrounding area was lovely, great Lakes for swimming in and the gite itself was perfect plus we had fabulous weather. I could not fault our time there in any way and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for some time out!
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                                                            • Date of Stay: Jul 2015

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                                                            On a hillside, on the edge of a quiet village - perfect peace! We had a lovely, relaxing holiday - the apartment is delightful, full of quirky charm & homespun touches, clean & spacious. You can lose yourself in the hills and discover pretty villages & beautiful scenery with the distant Pyrenees as a backdrop - bliss! Or you can be in Carcassonne, Beziers or the beach within an hour. Sylvie & Philippe were lovely & made us feel vey welcome. As we were there late in the year a number of restaurants were closed but we had a delicious meal at La Marbrerie in nearby Caunes Minervois. For a taste of tranquil, rural France at it's best you need to come here!
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                                                            • Date of Stay: Nov 2015

                                                            villa picholine

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                                                            villa was exceptional we have been to france many times over lots of years and the villa is w on of the best we have stayed in every thing you needed the owners were excellent one of the best locations to visit the region oh and the wine was great all in all it was one of our better holidays and best villa we have stead in thank you Alyson & bryan
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                                                            • Date of Stay: Aug 2015