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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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                                                                                                      We (six adults) had all that was required for a peaceful stay, it was November after all. The pool being unavailable was perhaps a good thing for the time of year. The house was roomy and spacious enough for all without being in each others pockets. The equipment provided was adequate for six adults. We made good use of the BBQ whilst we were there.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 16-Nov-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Home from home in the Haute Languedoc

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Kate and Ferdi were very accommodating (absent) hosts. Wine on arrival and emails to make sure we were ok (before and after we got there). Les Tournesols has all the comforts of home and would suit a couple or family with young children . A lovely old French square with the local Cave 25 metres away (daily free wine tasting). Market on Sunday (especially) and Thursday with lots of local food and wares. The locals were lovely and very friendly. We had never been to the South West of France. Oh my goodness. St Chinian sits between the Haute-Languedoc to the North (stunning walking) and to the South the beautiful cities of Beziers, Narbonne and Carcassonne. If you're feeling energetic there's cycling along the Canal du Midi or canoeing down the Orb. Something for everyone. Loved it :-)
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

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                                                                                                      Very clean, comfortable & well equipped gite in an area with lots to explore. Very welcoming hosts and an easy 5-10 minute walk into town for cafe, restaurants, boulangerie etc. Enjoyed our stay exploring l'Herault.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016