Three bedroom barn conversion near Vinca in the Pyrenees Orientales region of France
Departments: Aude, Gard, Hérault, Lozère and Pyrénées-Orientales
Languedoc Roussillon is located in the south west of France, with a Mediterranean coastline and the Pyrenees mountains and Spain to the west. The region is heavily influenced by its Spanish neighbours - paella is a traditional dish and bullfighting can also be found here. Catalan, the language of much of Mediterranean Spain, is spoken here too. Languedoc Roussillon is famous for its vineyards and produces more wine than any other region in Europe. The region's administrative capital is Montpellier, a university town which boasts Nostradamus as one of its alumni. The climate along the coastline is Mediterranean, with mild winters and hot, dry summers. Towards Andorra the climate is influenced by the mountains - cooler in the summer with snow in the winter. The famous Mistral wind blows through this region and can bring rainfall with it.