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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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    Excellent! 4.5/5
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      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                  Multiple rentals Cottage #1206532a
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                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                        Multiple rentals House #6651914
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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Rural Charm

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    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.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                    A wonderful stay in peaceful sunny tranquility

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We had a lovely stay in Villa Alais and can only thank David and Sarah for the "loan" of. The Villa itself offers everything that you need and has so much space to spread into. We loved eating in the evening at the outside table by the BBQ and watch the sun go down and would breakfast in the morning on the front terrace, two totally different aspects. The pool is an absolute bonus and there were enough loungers / chairs for everyone! The local area is very peaceful and rustic but within easy reach of so much. We all loved walking over the top, through the vineyards to the village of St Chinian (about an half hour walk). The village is very buzzy, particularly on Sunday market day plus good restaurants and bars on offer. Our party consisted of 5 adults with varied interests. Everything to enjoy was never too far, canoeing, golf, walking and cycling right on your doorstep. I would recommend a visit to Valras Plage, lovely beach with good restaurants, men playing boules - a French delight. Also during our stay we were lucky to see the grapes being harvested and delivered to the local distilleries, I could go on but really just to say we had a lovely holiday and are definitely considering going back.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                    The perfect home from home

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We arrived after a long drive from the Cote d'Azur and Vie Lavande provided the perfect remedy. Spacious, comfortable, spotlessly clean and set in fantastic gardens, surrounded by beautiful countryside. Due to the timing of our visit - mid September - the majority of the flowers had sadly lost their colour but it didn't take much imagination to see how colourful the garden would be in full bloom. The surrounding area is great, with plenty of interesting things to see and places to explore. The ancient town of Minerve is literally minutes away and Carcassonne is only an hour's drive. Languedoc is one of the best wine regions in the world and the wine in the immediate area is especially good. You can buy a bottle for less than £5 that would easily cost twice this amount in the UK. I would recommend hiring bicycles and exploring the local area that way, as the roads are quiet and there are plenty of recognised routes, such as the Canal du Midi. Jeff and Corrine are very attentive and helpful. They are very welcoming and take genuine pride in their villa, providing everything you need for a comfortable stay. If you're a couple or a family looking for a quiet, secluded and comfortable place to stay in one of the most beautiful and picturesque areas of France, Vie Lavande is the perfect choice.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016